Press on Sherry

(updated monthly)


The Garden Island (Kauai) - Campagna Challenges for Congress Seat

4/8/18 - LIHUE — Sherry Alu Campagna sat at a table in the middle of Ha Coffee Shop in Lihue, one of the few places on the island with anything approaching creds as a political hangout.

She was on island from her home on Oahu recently, on one of her first visits to Kauai after announcing her campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in the August Democratic primary.

Realizing the complexity of it, she summarized her objectives for 2018: “I’m running for Congress, getting a divorce and fighting with Sylvia Luke for $84 million.”

Just looking at Campagna’s face is enough to confirm the Hawaiian part of her ethnicity, which she describes with a hint of amusement as “Native Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese and Polish.” She’s 47 — 10 years older than the incumbent Gabbard — and announced her candidacy formally last November.

 Read more →


The Garden Island (Kauai) - Candidates Should Debate Gun Violence

4/1/18 - I don’t know anyone who wasn’t deeply moved by the March For Our Lives event this past Saturday. The Parkland students continue to organize people to demand town halls on April 7. These kids plan to keep the pressure on until there is meaningful, significant change.

The issue of gun violence is supremely important to me. I am an educator, and the safety of students is an enormous responsibility that I take so seriously. I know that parents, aunties and uncles, sisters and brothers, are counting on me to keep their loved ones safe. We deserve help from our representatives to ensure their safety with common-sense gun laws.

At a recent talk story event on Kauai, congressional candidate Sherry Alu Campagana gave me a face-to-face commitment to never accept campaign donations from a gun lobby. She also agreed to fight for an assault weapon ban.

I am aware that Campagna’s opponent, Tulsi Gabbard, has passed on multiple opportunities to co-sponsor bills to advance laws addressing gun violence. I believe the voters of Congressional District 2 deserve to hear these two candidates address gun violence, and other pressing issues, in at least one debate.

Debates help voters become more informed and better prepared to make a thoughtful choice. If you agree, let’s let the candidates know we want debates. Message them on social media, email, and call. These folks want to work for us, we deserve to hear their ideas and what they will commit to do for us.

Cynthia McClung, Kapaa


Civil Beat - Tulsi Gabbard’s Record On Gun Control Is A Moving Target

3/19/18 - The Hawaii congresswoman talks tough on gun control but she’s often lagging behind Democratic colleagues in pushing firearms legislation. Read more →


Democratic Forum for Hawaii Congressional Candidates 2018

3/17/18 - Joint Democratic Hawaiian, LGBTQ, and Labor Caucuses Forum for 2018 CD1 and CD2 Congressional Candidates Hawai’i, archived Facebook livestream.  Watch the livestream →

Sherry on Education

3/13/18 - This video captures some of Sherry's feelings about education in Hawaii, centering on the work of Kanuikapono Hawaiian Public Charter School on Kauai. Just one of the many examples of how various local communities come together for our keiki. Watch the video →

The American Women's Party Endorses Sherry Alu Campagna 

3/9/18 - The American Women’s Party is proud to endorse Sherry Alu Campagna for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.

Sherry Alu Campagna is a Native Hawaiian who was born to a Native Hawaiian advocate mother and a father who worked for the Department of Defense. Read more →


Daily Kos - A Real Dem is Running to Replace DINO Tulsi

1/31/18 - Hereʻs a great story, and YOU can have a part in making the ending one we all hope for: Once upon a time, a virulent anti-gay politician and businessman gained a bit of traction in Hawai‘i politics... Read article →

Civil Beat Pod Squad - Why This Democrat Is Challenging A Popular Congresswoman

12/4/17 - Sherry Campagna talks about why she is running against well-known incumbent Tulsi Gabbard in the 2nd Congressional District.  Listen to the podcast →


Hawaii Independent - Gabbard will face Congressional challenger in 2018

11/15/17 - Her challenger will be another woman leader with a military background and a strong environmental track record... Read article →