The first letter is to;
“I want to be very clear in our support for the TMT.
This is bringing in much needed jobs to a community that just got rekt by a natural disaster.
The protesters are breaking the law, blocking a county road, and preventing a lot of people from going to work.
I hope that they end their protest soon. Puna and Hawaii in general really need this project.
A lot of labor unions (labor unions who apparently endorse you) are out in protest FOR the TMT project.
You can read the two articles that I have written on this subject.
This is our model rocket celebration in Pahoa last week.
Ryan Thompson ”
The second letter was to
Aloha! I wanted to comment on your speech on July 20th last year, when you spoke about the financial challenges that our community is facing post-eruption.
I am troubled by the support that Matt Kanaelii-Kleinfelder is not supporting the TMT, and is infact emboldening protesters with his support of them.
As you well know the TMT project is a no-waste facility, it is not impacting historical or present day ritual or burial practices.
The EIS has been very enlightening on what the impact will be. The fact that 3 telescopes are coming down, to make room for this one telescope is a grand compromise IMHO.
The protesters currently are shutting down public/county roads, impeding people in their productive daily routines, and blocking many workers from performing any of their daily duties for their jobs.
I would like to see you support the TMT, and oppose the protesters who are hurting our already fractured community.
I have a local radio show, that I broadcast from my home in Nanawale. I have written two blogs about this issue.
My family of 6 have been celebrating the new STEM/SPACE programs coming to Puna and Hawaii island by launching rockets in Pahoa over the last couple of weeks.
Please watch our celebration at this short video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvEjK8R3yis&t=3s
Mahalo for your time,