On January 15, 2010 there was a public forum on the Akaka bill. Pollster John Zogby gave a slide presentation of the results of his poll on the Akaka bill that was released in December, and answered questions.

Results of the Zogby poll are at

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs was invited to send a spokesperson to give a speech and answer questions, but at the last minute OHA backed out. Ten-minute speeches opposing the Akaka bill were given by civil rights activist Jere Krischel and by ethnic Hawaiian sovereignty activist Leon Siu.

Jere Krischel published an essay based on his speech, at

An audio podcast of the speech by Jere Krischel is at

And an audio podcast of the speech by Leon Siu is at