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.