Hui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina was without question the largest and most significant political organization of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
--Ronald Williams, Jr., PhD, Historian
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On March 2, 1893, Ka Hui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina--Hawaiian Patriotic League--held a national convention in Honolulu with its Central Body officers and 42 delegates assembled from the 5 islands of Hawaiʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu, and Kauaʻi. Two days later, on March 4, 1893, the founding bylaws (constitution) of Ka Hui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina were formally approved.
Within 44 days after the unlawful seizure of the Hawaiian Kingdom government on January 17, 1893, the Blount Report documented the League as having 37 districts on 5 islands, along with its Central Body in Honolulu. Included in the report was a petition against annexation adopted by the League at its national convention held on March 2, 1893. As part of the report, the petition was instrumental in defeating the first attempt at ratification of a proposed annexation treaty in the U.S. Senate.
On November 28, 1896, the League held a national convention of delegates and adopted revised bylaws (constitution), which included a formal name change to Ka ʻAhahui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina o ko Hawaiʻi Pae ʻĀina--The Hawaiian Patriotic League of the Hawaiian Islands. The Petition Against Annexation organized by the League in 1897 documented 32 districts on 5 islands. With signatures gathered from 21,269 Hawaiian patriots, the petition was instrumental in defeating the second and final attempt to ratify a proposed treaty of annexation in the U.S. Senate.