Hawaii Rising: Hoping to change the political landscape, rooted in 'aloha aina'
A rally was held in the State Capitol rotunda Wednesday.
Hawaii Rising is movement hoping to change the political landscape and shape a new future rooted in aloha aina, or love of the land.
To make sure their voices are heard, there was also a call for Hawaiians to register to vote.
"People in power have chosen development over taking care of this place," said State Representative Amy Perruso.
Perruso says she introduced legislation putting a moratorium on construction on Mauna Kea more than 6,000 feet last year, but it's still on the table.
She's also pushing legislation requiring the Board of Land and Natural Resources to have Native Hawaiian representation.