Who is Kaniela Ing?

Kaniela Ing/Maui Time Weekly

By THOMAS REICH | JUL 27, 2018


I can honestly say I knew about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before the mainstream media decided all of a sudden to cover her after she beat Corrupt Joe Crowley (instead of before the election, which would've been nice).

No really. I saw her incredibly deep ad on Secular Talk weeks before the election.

I also knew about Kaniela Ing long before I knew about Ocasio-Cortez.

Kaniela Ing is a 29-year-old member of the Hawaii House of Representatives from the 11th district. He is running for Congress in Hawaii's 1st congressional district.

Like Ocasio-Cortez, Ing is a democratic socialist and Justice Democrat who is running a grassroots progressive campaign and is refusing corporate PAC money.

He supports Medicare for All, tuition-free college, student debt cancellation, universal housing, a UBI, a livable wage, a New New Deal (also called a Green New Deal), and ending "for-profit wars".


Means of Production, the same company that made Ocasio-Cortez's ad, also made an equally powerful and moving ad for Ing. (I also saw his ad on Secular Talk.)


I would have to say that Ing's ad is better than Ocasio-Cortez's, because while her ad mostly attacked the Democratic Establishment, Ing's ad was more policy based.


I have a very good feeling that much like Ocasio-Cortez, the mainstream media will continue to ignore him until he wins the primary.


So, like with Ocasio-Cortez, I can say I liked Kaniela before he was cool.

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