Election Profile: Kathryn XianUPDATED 12:11 AM HST Jul 16, 2014Video Transcript
debate, we are giving you a chance to get to know the candidates in- depth. Tonight - we profile an activist, filmmaker and advocate, who is known for her work fighting for victims of human trafficking. KITV4's Yunji de Nies sat down with Kathryn Xian. As an activist and organizer, Kathryn Xian spends a lot of her time doing outreach. NAT SOT interacting with homeless person - DAN's choice Talking to people in need, to help them - get help. 43 THAT'S WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER CANDIDATES, IS THAT I HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE WORKING DAY TO DAY WITH REAL PEOPLE. I KNOW WHAT KIND OF STRAINS THEY HAVE TO ENDURE ON A DAILY BASIS. 55 Economic justice is her number one issue. As part of her commitment to the less fortunate, Xian says she'll put her money where her mouth is. 203 I'VE COMMITED DONATING HALF OF MY CONGRESSIONAL PAY IF ELECTED TO KEIKI AND KUPUNA IN NEED, UNTIL HAWAII CITIZENS ARE AFFORDED A LIVING WAGE. 215 The 41-year old is known for her work fighting human trafficking in Hawaii. What you may not know - is that even though her name is Xian... 1146 I'M NOT CHINESE. I'M A FOURTH GENERATION KOREAN AMERICAN, MY GREAT GRANDFATHER CAME HERE IN 1903 ON THE SS GALEIC THAT BROUGHT THE FIRST KOREANS TO HAWAII. 1157 She grew up on the North Shore in Pupukea. 641 VERY HUMBLY. I MAY LOOK AND SOUND LIKE A TOWNIE BUT I AM A COUNTRY GIRL, I FISHED FOR MY LUNCH AND ALL THAT, AND PICKED OPIHI. AND I LEARNED FROM THAT, A VERY SIGNFICANT TIE TO THE LAND 654 Unlike every other democrat in this race, she's never run for office - That she says is a plus. 439 I SPEAK FOR THE LITTLE GUY, REMEMBER THE LITTLE GUY? THAT'S WHAT GOVERNMENT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT, IS PROJECTING THE RIGHTS OF THE ORDINARY PERSON FROM MONIED INTERESTS. 447 You'll have a chance to see Kathryn Xian - and all of the CD1 democratic candidates, square off in our debate next week Wednesday... That's July 23rd at 8 P-M. That'll air LIVE right here on KITV-4.