WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - July 23, 2015) - Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained the race-based enrollment list of native Hawaiians created in accordance with the "Kana'iolowalu," the controversial racial registration campaign run by the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission (NHRC). Judicial Watch obtained the list under a June 3, 2015 court order issued in an open records lawsuit that Judicial Watch filed against the NHRC seeking the release of documents related to the campaign. Hawaiians are invited to search the list to see if their names were added. (Judicial Watch filed an Application for an Order Allowing Inspection of Public Records in February 2015 against the NHRC to obtain records regarding the campaign. The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a Hawaii-based think tank, partnered with Judicial Watch on this investigation.)

On July 20, 2012, using taxpayer funds from the State's Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission launched the Kana'iolowalu campaign, opening a registration process for native Hawaiians who desired to vote for a new race-based sovereign government.

Upon the registration's closing in January 2014, only about 40,000 native Hawaiians had registered.

The Roll Commission then reopened registration in March and again in August of 2014. During this period, the State Office of Hawaiian Affairs transferred government lists of "Native Hawaiians" who had previously registered their "ancestry" with the state agency to the Kana'iolowalu campaign. At least 87,000 names were transferred to the NHRC's enrollment list in this way. This resulted in registrants placed on the enrollment list without their knowledge or consent. Individuals who object to being added to the race-based voter roll without their permission are compelled to file a form to have their names removed.

Now that the list is public, any individual concerned that their name is improperly on the list can check the list here, http://www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/nhrc-list-of-registered-names-combined/. If your name appears on the list (or your minor child's name) and you wish to have it removed, you should contact: Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, P.O. Box 75331, Honolulu, Hawaii 96836. The NHRC phone number is (808) 973-0099.

"I am sure too many Hawaiians will learn that they have been registered, without their permission, on a race-based enrollment list to help radicals in Hawaii tear the state apart and break away from the United States of America. Trying to divide American citizens by race is bad enough, but signing citizens up for this project without even telling them is a particularly nasty abuse of government power," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "A group of leftist radicals is trying to bring apartheid to Hawaii. Hawaiians should check this 'enrollment' list to help make sure they have no part in this plot."

The Obama administration has been criticized for taking executive action toward "the reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community."