The new Hawaii Independent Party on Friday unveiled the party's logo.
“The Manu O Ku is significant to our party because we are a home grown party unique to Hawaii just like this magnificent, indigenous bird,” Michelle Del Rosario, the party chairwoman, said in a statement.
Del Rosario said the Hawaiian flag represents state pride and that the sky and sand are symbolic of the journey into the future of Hawaii. “It is important to note that unlike other parties, HIP is the only party that has adopted these symbols that are unique to, and only found in Hawaii,” she said.
The party is in the process of recruiting candidates.