I am is a Native Hawaiian, a father, and a proud progressive. Growing up, I saw self-serving politicians selling off the rights to our islands, and I knew that change needed to start at home. So at 23 I ran for the State House against a corporate Democrat and a tea-party millionaire incumbent in what was then a Republican district. They outspent me 10-to-1, but I had the people on my side. I won by a whopping 26 percentage points. And I did it through small donations, organizing volunteers, and personally knocking on 15,000 doors.

During my six years in the legisalture, we fought to pass marriage equality, raise the minimum wage, expand the world's largest marine monument, levy stricter gun control, regulate Super Pacs, increase taxes on billionaires, and set the nation's first 100% renewable energy goal. We have taken on billionaires, mainland corporations, and the corporate establishment. And we made life better for Hawaii's working families. With your support, we will accomplish even more.

My Congressional campaign is living out the values that mobilized America’s progressive base in 2016--championing Medicare-for-all, tuition free college, living wages, the right to organize, strike, and bargain, aggressive climate action, a universal job guarantee, gender equity, LGBTQ+ rights, and an end to reckless wars abroad.

And, I will do it without a single dollar of corporate PAC or lobbyist money. That’s how you know he’ll never sell out. My values can’t be bought.

Together we will prove that young progressives who think outside the box can bring the change we need in Hawaii and D.C. This is our chance to show the country that running on a bold, progressive platform can win congressional elections. Join us, contribute now, and let's win the world we want to see.


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  • Michael Flores endorsed

    “Kaniela supports the island as a whole. He doesn’t piecemail genders, sexual orientation, and is always about being Pono. I have seen his words always turn into actions on this island. This island needs change and he is our change of the future. I appreciate his kokua every day for South Maui, and for the future of the State of Hawaii. Mahalo Nui, Kaniela!”

  • Dennis B Miller endorsed

    “He takes honest stands that many other politicians shy away from, such as legalizing recreational marijuana, supporting Universal Single Payer Health Care, and he refuses to accept donations from the corporations whose interests conflict with community interests. By declining donations associated with questionable 'catches,' he is clearly staking a position as a representative of 'the people.'”

  • Davin Camarillo endorsed

    “He's da man cheee! Pono kakou e kako'o i keia kanaka no ka hoomaika'i 'ana o ka lahui Hawai'i!”

  • Mike Smola endorsed

    “I back any real progressive that does not take corporate donations. His Sanders style platform is something I wholeheartedly agree with.”

  • Kerry Lyn Kelley endorsed

    “Kaniele is exactly what Hawaii needs in D.C., and exactly what is needed in Congress! It is time to take us forward with more Progessive legislation...a return to true family values, equality and opportunity for everyone. E Pluribus Unum! Onipa'a!”

  • Julie Hitchcock endorsed

    “I endorse Kaniela because he will be a champion of the people! He will help make Hawaii a more sustainable place in the future for our children and grandchildren to thrive, not just to get by. He is NOT part of the CORPORATE power $$$ drive. A true Progressive with a real message! #keepingitreal #trueprogressive Mahalo”

  • Jen Fordyce endorsed

    “I endorse Kaniela Ing because he is ethical and forward thinking, and because he does the right rhing for the people of Hawaiʻi.”

  • Ashley B endorsed

    “I have been a supporter of Kaniela since I lived in Kihei, South Maui. I was honestly saddened when I moved to Honolulu and he was no longer "my" rep! Kaniela has proven himself a strong and effective advocate for equality, progressive economics, and local community and values. I would love to see Kaniela bring his aloha, strength, and passion for his people to congress.”

  • John Stephens endorsed

    “I enthusiastically endorse Kaniela Ing! He truly wants make our country a better place for everyone and he is one of the few honest men in government. I had lost my faith in politics until Kaniela came along and I am thrilled to see a man of such integrity rise to a position where he can help our country realize its true potential. Supporting him is our chance to positively influence our country and the world. I highly encourage everyone to donate to his campaign.”

  • Maria Pena endorsed

    “Kaniela Ing is a bold progressive who truly stands for the people he represents. We need his voice in Congress!”

September 8, 2017

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  • Mary Hale endorsed

  • Darren Shiroma endorsed

  • Lana Shaindlin endorsed

  • Michael Flores endorsed

    “Kaniela supports the island as a whole. He doesn’t piecemail genders, sexual orientation, and is always about being Pono. I have seen his words always turn into actions on this island. This island needs change and he is our change of the future. I appreciate his kokua every day for South Maui, and for the future of the State of Hawaii. Mahalo Nui, Kaniela!”

  • Dennis B Miller endorsed

    “He takes honest stands that many other politicians shy away from, such as legalizing recreational marijuana, supporting Universal Single Payer Health Care, and he refuses to accept donations from the corporations whose interests conflict with community interests. By declining donations associated with questionable 'catches,' he is clearly staking a position as a representative of 'the people.'”

  • Davin Camarillo endorsed

    “He's da man cheee! Pono kakou e kako'o i keia kanaka no ka hoomaika'i 'ana o ka lahui Hawai'i!”

  • Mike Smola endorsed

    “I back any real progressive that does not take corporate donations. His Sanders style platform is something I wholeheartedly agree with.”

  • Ben H. Rogers endorsed

  • Kerry Lyn Kelley endorsed

    “Kaniele is exactly what Hawaii needs in D.C., and exactly what is needed in Congress! It is time to take us forward with more Progessive legislation...a return to true family values, equality and opportunity for everyone. E Pluribus Unum! Onipa'a!”

  • Julie Hitchcock endorsed

    “I endorse Kaniela because he will be a champion of the people! He will help make Hawaii a more sustainable place in the future for our children and grandchildren to thrive, not just to get by. He is NOT part of the CORPORATE power $$$ drive. A true Progressive with a real message! #keepingitreal #trueprogressive Mahalo”

  • Tina Wildberger endorsed

  • Jen Fordyce endorsed

    “I endorse Kaniela Ing because he is ethical and forward thinking, and because he does the right rhing for the people of Hawaiʻi.”

  • Matt Cerny endorsed

  • Ashley B endorsed

    “I have been a supporter of Kaniela since I lived in Kihei, South Maui. I was honestly saddened when I moved to Honolulu and he was no longer "my" rep! Kaniela has proven himself a strong and effective advocate for equality, progressive economics, and local community and values. I would love to see Kaniela bring his aloha, strength, and passion for his people to congress.”

  • John Stephens endorsed

    “I enthusiastically endorse Kaniela Ing! He truly wants make our country a better place for everyone and he is one of the few honest men in government. I had lost my faith in politics until Kaniela came along and I am thrilled to see a man of such integrity rise to a position where he can help our country realize its true potential. Supporting him is our chance to positively influence our country and the world. I highly encourage everyone to donate to his campaign.”

  • Sierra Knight endorsed

  • Eric Schrager endorsed

  • Eloise Engman endorsed

  • Maria Pena endorsed

    “Kaniela Ing is a bold progressive who truly stands for the people he represents. We need his voice in Congress!”