Pa'i 'Ai Bill Victory
On May 5, 2011, SB101 was unanimously passed by the House and the Senate, thanks to the committed advocacy of practitioners, chefs and people who love them some pa'i 'ai.
Mahalo to Uncle Earl Kaawa, Aunty Penny Levin, Daniel Anthony (of Mana 'Ai) and Amy Brinkler for keeping everyone (and us!) updated and sharing so generously of their knowledge, AND to everyone in the LPA 'Ohana for making this victory possible.
From Mana 'Ai: "The State of Hawaii Legislation recognizes the significance of “Pa’i'ai” as a traditional means to sustain your family. SB101 heads to the Governor’s desk for signing into law. Get active, make some pa’i'ai and see what all the fuss was about."
Read more about the effort to "legalize pa'i 'ai" in the 2011 legislative session>
Then celebrate! Ku'i it, eat it, share it! Yum! Check out this short video of people loving their pa'i 'ai all the way out in Utah (from jwatanabe):