What People are Saying About Kilili
He is not a ‘showboat’ making statements and proposals to get his name and picture in the newspaper and on TV. Everything he says has substance and is serious and sincere in improving the welfare of the people of the Commonwealth. He is also the most dedicated and hard-working public official I have ever seen.
I am voting for you not because I believe the other candidates are incompetent, uneducated, or corrupt. Truthfully, I believe they are all passionate leaders who have potential to help us succeed. But I am not voting for them because their accomplishments simply do not come anywhere near yours. It’s nothing personal, though when passion is involved, people understandably take it personally. You just have proven yourself time and time again and you are a legend in my books. Respectable, determined, strong. Politics is tough. You have to have tough skin, and I believe this is your calling. Thank you for all the hard work you do for us. Some careers can be filled based off potential, but callings can only be filled based off performance. This is no job opening for potentials and this isn’t a career. It’s a calling. Congressman this is your calling. Keep fighting.
What truly inspires me is Kilili’s resolve. Rather than stoop to his critics’ level and launch attacks on other candidates, Kilili rises above it all and chooses to concentrate on his accomplishments, his goals and objectives, and the needs of his people. He has kept the CNMI informed... [and] willingly meets with anyone to talk about the issues. Kilili’s humility and his ability to listen rather than just talk is part of what makes Kilili a statesman in a pool of politicians. If you want an honest, sincere answer, you will get it from Kilili.... Kilili has earned my vote because he has worked hard and has earned my trust.
Buenas yan Hafa Adai, Congressman Sablan. I hope this email finds you and your family well and in good spirits. I wanted to extend a sincere thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do for the CNMI. I know that most of my emails in the past was me looking at you and your office for support to service members and our families but this time I simply want to say thank you. While I have never been into politics or politicians for that matter, I firmly believe that you have always been the right person to represent the CNMI in DC. This coming election, rest assured that my family and friends here in Washington state, back home and elsewhere in the mainland will continue to support you! Memorias.
Congressman Sablan is a true champion of veterans, and we’re proud to endorse him for reelection. It’s crucial, right now, that we have Congressman Sablan’s continued presence in Congress, to combat the growing attempts to privatize veterans health care. He’s been a great representative for the Northern Marianas, and an excellent champion for us veterans.
Kilili has been a very good delegate. To me, he radiates confidence. I’ve appreciated his strong support for education. I am very impressed by his commitment to the education and training of our children in general. Since his first term as our congressman, he has worked hard to increase funding for our schools and students. It was from his work in the House Education Committee that 7-to-12 grade students were able to receive laptops for their use in the classrooms and at home. During the time when austerity measures were implemented across the CNMI government, Kilili and his colleagues were able to provide over $8 million funding for public school employees so that they could continue working full-time to open the school year on time. I am aware that Kilili visits students as often as he could. I also know that Kilili has for nine years now, adopted the LMA class at Hopwood Middle School encouraging the students to strive and qualify to get promoted to high school. Starting in the last school year, and continuing to this 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 school years, PSS is able to obtain 3,000 iPads and about 800 laptops for students from 3rd graders to seniors with funding Kilili secured. He promotes literacy by bringing to the Marianas over 48,000 books so far. The books are distributed to all school libraries, our three public libraries, youth centers, CILC, dialysis centers, and to even the inmates at DOC. It was in Kilili’s first year in Congress when earmarks were still allowed. His earmarks included $200,000 for PSS to purchase books, $200,000 for Chamorro and Carolinian programs and $200,000 for NMTI. Earmarks have since been suspended in Congress. As a public-school teacher, I am very impressed by Kilili’s commitment to the education of our children and the training of our people in general.
I am proud to support Kilili Sablan's campaign for re-election to the US Congress. He has been a staunch advocate for public schools on the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee, and has passed an incredible amount of legislation aimed at improving the lives of US citizens, specifically those in the CNMI. Kilili is also a fierce advocate for labor, standing up for the working people and our right to organize and advocate for living wages and improved working conditions. This is a contested campaign, and his opponent is supported by deep-pocketed corporations with non-US connections who would love to wrest this seat away from the people Kilili represents. Your financial support of Kilili means a lot - let's keep Congress for the people, not out-of-country interests.
In 2008, the NMI was granted a non-voting delegate in Congress. Kilili has been our delegate for nine years. He’s built what’s known as “seniority”—expansion of influence—in committees and among colleagues. It’s a plus for the islands.
We might not always see eye to eye on every issue but you have always been gracious enough to engage and listen to me when I have concerns. You have represented the CNMI very well as our Congressman.... You speak well. You are humble. You are grateful. You wear your heart on your sleeve. You care about the islands' environment. You care about the well-being of ALL residents in the CNMI. You hold yourself well. When you don't know something for certain you engage with experts. These are the traits that matter. Thank you Rep. Kilili Sablan!