Contact local groups and offices to raise awareness and support action for Henoko

Via Kaiya Y, March 2019


Action #1: Ask local organizations and groups for a solidarity statement on protecting Henoko. 

  • Time needed to complete: 15 minutes 

  • DO:

    • Ask local organizations and groups in your area to write solidarity statements. 

    • See letter-writing template at bottom of page created by Jessica Thompson in Portland, Oregon. 

Action #2: Start creating a city resolution that supports the immediate stopping of U.S. base construction in Henoko-Oura Bay.

  • Time needed to complete: 1 hour

  • DO:

    • See examples of city and state resolutions from across the U.S. that call on the immediate halting of the U.S. base construction in Henoko-Oura Bay.

      • For Berkeley, California, click HERE.​

      • For Cambridge, Massachusetts, click HERE.

      • For the State of Hawai'i, click HERE.

    • Post and share 1 or more of these resolutions. Tag your city commissioners and/or state representatives and ask them to consider similar resolutions. 

    • Email/write to your city commissioners and propose a drafting and adoption of a resolution. Post and share your email or letter. Tag your post with "#riseforhenoko."

      • If your area is able to proceed further: Draft and propose the resolution with local advocates and community members

TEMPLATE OF LETTER TO ORGANIZATIONS (Action #1) by Jessica Thompson of Portland, Oregon: 


My name is Kaiya, and I am an 18-year-old Okinawan-American college student from Portland, Oregon. I went back to Henoko in the spring of 2019 because I was frustrated with the silence of media around this crisis. 


I wanted to make a documentary to show the world what's happening. My documentary, "Our Island's Treasure," focuses on the current destruction of the beautiful Okinawan ocean in Henoko and the fight by native Uchinanchu people to protect it.

The information on all of the action ideas are listed in detail on this website. Please help spread awareness. 


This is an emergency. Let's rise for Henoko!



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