May 4th, 2017: ThinkTech Hawaii Interview on "Pono Politics" Alex Santiago Is A Licensed Social Worker And A Former State Legislator Who Served Also Served As Chair Of The State Democratic Party. He Has Worked As An Advocate And Lobbyist For Social Service Agencies And Professional Organizations. Alex Has Taught Social Policy At The University Of Hawaii School Of Social Work And Is Presently The Program Director Of No Vote, No Grumble. To view the full interview, visit ThinkTech Hawaii's website. September 20th, 2017: Hawaiʻi Free Press News Release 'Pono Policy Academy' to Begin Candidate Training Classes To read the full press release, visit Hawaii Free Press's article.
November 6th, 2017: Hawaiʻi Public Radio Interview "Many of Hawaii’s institutions have benefited from the lessons of the host culture, and there are many lessons to be had. Pre-contact Hawaiians had strong ideas of kuleana, or responsibility, along with an effective mean of dispute resolution: ho’oponopono. The Pono Policy Academy is an effort to restore public trust in the political process by bringing some of those values and practices back." To listen, visit Hawaii Public Radio's "The Conversation".
January 12th, 2018: KHON2 News Article Election Officials hope same-day registration will lead to bigger voter turnout: Alex Santiago says the hope is that his Pono Policy Academy will encourage people to run who might have stayed away in the past. To view full article and/or watch the news coverage, visit KHON2 News' Article.
March 19th, 2018: Partners In Development Foundation Article Alex Santiago believes that a program like this has been needed for many years and more efforts need to be made to teach all citizen’s how to be better engaged and “plugged in” to the political and Legislative process. To view full article, Partners In Development Foundation News.