While living in Hawai'i in 1986, David Starr acknowledged his interest in political and social issues. From there he became active, joining such groups as the Latin American & Caribbean Solidarity Association (LACASA), the Hawai'i Union of Socialists (HUS) and Ka Lahui Hawai'i (The Hawaiian Nation). Starr created a publication entitled "Voices of Change" during the 1990s. He was also published in the Honolulu Weekly and Toward freedom. Now Connecticut-based, Starr has been writing on different issues and published them on Reader Supported News and the Daily Kos.