Hawaii Republican Party Chairman Shirlene DelaCruz Santiago Ostrov issued the following statement:

Labor Day is a special day. It isn’t just the unofficial end of summer. 

As the daughter of immigrant workers from the Philippines, I pause to thank my parents for working hard to ensure that I had a better life than them. I also honor and salute workers, past and present, who sacrificed so much to give their children and grandchildren a leg up.

Unfortunately, 60 years of failed, one-party rule has made the American Dream unattainable for too many working families in Hawaii. Our party, the Hawaii Republican Party, is the party of workers and only our party is committed to more jobs, bigger pay checks and lower taxes.