We need your help make the Hōkūleʻa EV license plate a reality!
Aloha Polynesian Voyaging Society ʻOhana, we are calling on you and all of our supporters to help us pass a bill allowing electric vehicle owners to choose a Hōkūleʻa commemorative license plate. This Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, the State Senate Committee on Transportation will be hearing SB 2103 – RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES. While reflecting our core value to mālama honua, to care for our Island Earth, the sale of these special license plates would also serve as a fundraising mechanism for Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS). It is very similar to the Volcanoes National Park plates that you see on cars around Hawaiʻi. With close to 10,000 electric vehicles in Hawai’i, this can be an important revenue stream for PVS. Please consider submitting testimony.
To submit your support of the bill follow these steps:
1. Visit this page at the Hawaiʻi State Legislature website.
2. You’ll need an account to submit testimony so follow the instructions on the page if you don’t already have one.
3. After logging in, click on ‘Submit Testimony’
4. Enter SB2103 with no spaces and click continue
5. Check to support the bill and enter your comments
We have included a couple of key messages below, but please include any personal thoughts you have about your affiliation with PVS and how important it is to support the organization.
PVS operates entirely on donated funds and grants. This measure would provide a source of dedicated income which would be very helpful to the organization.
The license plate would commemorate the proud history of Polynesian Voyaging in Hawai’i. Allowing it to serve as a fundraiser would perpetuate the mission of PVS.
Mahalo for your support!
About The Design
The proposed license plate depicts Hōkūleʻa voyaging out to sea from a place that is very special to her. The Hakipuʻu area, also known as Kualoa in Kāneʻohe Bay, Oʻahu, is an area sacred to deep sea Polynesian voyagers of the past and present.
Hōkūleʻa was first launched from these waters on March 8, 1975, when she helped spark a generation of renewal for Hawaiʻi’s people. Along with the revitalization of Polynesian voyaging and navigation traditions, Hōkūleʻa introduced a newfound respect and appreciation for Hawaiian culture and language in the state of Hawaiʻi and beyond.