Ed Case Condemns Senate Republicans’ Vote Against Paycheck Fairness Act
Former U.S. Congressman and U. S. Senate candidate Ed Case (D-HI) issued this statement today on the U.S. Senate vote against the Paycheck Fairness Act.
"Senate Republicans' unanimous vote today to filibuster the Paycheck Fairness Act demonstrates everything that's wrong with Washington.
"On substance, it shocks me that anyone could still believe women are not entitled to equal pay for equal work. Not only is this fundamentally unfair as discrimination pure and simple, but it has a real world effect on so many families where women are the sole wage earner.
"And on procedure, there is not a plainer example of the need for filibuster reform in the Senate, because this bill fully deserves an up or down vote on its merits. I urge the Senate Republicans to change their minds immediately and allow a straight vote as soon as possible."
Ed Case Comments on Mazie Hirono’s Filing for United States Senator
"I welcome Mazie to the August 11th primary election. Hawaii voters deserve a choice of who can provide strong effective leadership in the United States Senate over the next generation.
"I hope Mazie changes her mind and agrees to statewide televised debates and other joint appearances that actually reach the majority of voters. I also hope she releases her actual record, beliefs, and agenda so that voters know exactly what she's done, what she thinks, and what she'll do.
"I hope Mazie agrees that candidates for the critical office of United States Senator shouldn't just hide behind thirty second infomercials made and paid for by special interest PACs and other DC insiders. That's the Washington way, and that way just isn't working for the rest of us."
Case: Hirono’s Debate Schedule an Insult to Hawaii Voters
(Honolulu) Former U. S. Congressman and U. S. Senate candidate Ed Case (D-HI) today called the debate schedule issued by his primary opponent, Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, an "insult to the voters of Hawaii".
Hirono's schedule rejects invitations to four statewide televised debates hosted by Hawaii's principal television and media outlets. It also rejects similar invitations from several statewide business, educational and community organizations, as well as pending invitations from other interested groups statewide.
NO DEBATE INVITATION ACCEPTANCES FROM HIRONO WITH FOUR MONTHS TO PRIMARY
With less than four months remaining to Hawaii's August 11th Democratic primary, U. S. Senate candidate and former U. S. Congressman Ed Case has accepted ten Senate debate/joint appearance invitations from media and community organizations across Hawaii, while his opponent, U. S. Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, has accepted none.
CASE FILES SENATE PAPERS; COMMITS TO FIXING WASHINGTON
U. S. Congressman Ed Case (D-HI '02-'07) today officially filed his nomination papers for election to the United States Senate.
"My candidacy offers Hawai'i voters strong effective leadership that's honest with us, preserves our values, breaks through the gridlock and gets the job done", said Case, joined by his wife, Audrey, family and supporters.
"I love Hawai'i and our country, and believe our foundations are strong and our future bright. But Washington today is broken, poisoning our whole democracy and obstructing our progress here at home. Like most Americans, I'm just fed up.
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly Endorses Case for Senate
(Honolulu) The University of Hawai'i Professional Assembly (UHPA), representing over 4,000 UH faculty members at ten campuses statewide, today endorsed former Congressman Ed Case (D '02-'07) for the United States Senate.
U. S. Senate candidate Ed Case (D-HI) today called out his Democratic opponent, Mazie Hirono, for false and misleading claims in her current television ad.
Bush tax cuts. In the ad, Hirono claims that she is “the only candidate who opposed Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy”. “That’s false”, said Case. “I voted against them as Congressman and have publicly stated on several occasions that I oppose their extension. I say again: they were and are unfair, unnecessary and unaffordable.
Case Releases Agenda for Strengthening Hawaii’s Defense Community
(Honolulu) Former U.S. Congressman and current U.S. Senate candidate Ed Case today released his Senate agenda for strengthening Hawai’i’s defense community. His third in a series of agenda releases, following growing our economy and strengthening tourism, addressed the critical importance of Hawai’i’s defense community to our nation’s Asia-Pacific presence and to Hawai’i’s economy.
Case releases tourism agenda for Hawai‘i and country
(Honolulu) U.S Senate candidate and former Congressman Ed Case today released his Senate tourism agenda. Following his overall economic agenda last week, he highlighted the importance of tourism to Hawaii’s economy and the need to ease travel hurdles for Hawai‘i visitors.
Case releases economic agenda, calls for strong, effective leadership in Washington
(Honolulu) U.S. Senate candidate and former U.S. Congressman Ed Case today released his economic agenda and called for strong, effective leadership to bridge the “yawning chasm” between business and government in order to effect change and grow the economy.
Congressman Ed Case represented Hawai‘i in the U. S. House of Representatives from 2002 to 2007. He served on the House Committees on Budget, Small Business, Education and Agriculture. He represented Manoa in the Hawai‘i State House of Representatives from 1994 to 2002, serving in various capacities including Majority Leader. Congressman Case is a business and real estate lawyer by profession, having practiced law with the Honolulu firms of Carlsmith Ball (where he also served as managing partner) and Bays Lung Rose & Holma since the 1980s.
He was born and raised in Hilo, Island of Hawai‘i, the fourth generation of his family in Hawai‘i. He graduated from Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy (Kamuela), Williams College (Massachusetts) and University of California/Hastings College of Law (San Francisco). He and his wife, Audrey (Nakamura), a United Airlines flight attendant, have four children, ages 21 to 28.