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Hooser Update on SB3095hd1 – The truth, the status and the next steps.

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
The truth about SB3095hd1: SB3095hd1 proposes meaningful pesticide regulation of the very largest users of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP’s), requiring disclosure, “no spray zones” around all schools, and a complete ban of the pesticide…

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GUEST POST: Kauai Residents: Still more help needed TODAY on SB3095 HD1

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
Kauai residents should EMAIL Senate President Ron Kouchi at senkouchi@capitol.hawaii.gov TODAY (if at all possible prior to April 12) and request politely and professionally that he support SB3095hd1 without making any further changes to…

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A chance to make history in Hawai‘i | Pesticide Action Network

Source: A chance to make history in Hawai‘i | Pesticide Action Network

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Kings Bay Plowshares: Honoring MLK by resisting militarism, racism, materialism

Seven Catholic plowshares activists were detained early Thursday morning at the Kings Bay Naval Base St. Mary’s Georgia. They entered on Wednesday night April 4.  Calling themselves Kings Bay Plowshares, they went to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command: “beat

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Syngenta, Geneva, Kauai and Compunction–Come rally April 9 at noon, HI State Capitol

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
What does the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights held recently in Geneva Switzerland have to do with Kauai? Earlier this month, I was honored to be invited and to speak at…

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Posted in Children's health, Environmental Justice, Health and Wellness, I BLOG, Pesticides, Restricted Use Pesticides, Uncategorized

Paid Family Leave FREE PUBLIC PANEL April 6 at 6p.m. Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu. COME!

  Listen to what the research says about how affordable paid family leave can be. Hear one young mother’s story of loss and heartache and how she is turning her pain into advocacy for a public policy that will help

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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES Honolulu: March 24, 2018

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Paid Family Leave Rally/Hearing 3/20 Hawai’i State Capitol 9 a.m.

Come, bring family, friends, students. Join in the rally on Tuesday March 20 at 9 a.m.   Various members of the community will offer their perspectives on what paid family leave means for Hawaii’s working families. Stay and testify at

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SB3095 SD1 Needs to restore “Disclose and Notify” Provisions; ban Chlorpyrifos. Please send in testimony TODAY

SB 3095 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  will be heard by the Hawaii State House Committee on Finance on Thursday, March 15, 2018, 2:30 P.M. in Conference Room 308 The original draft of SB 3095 included provisions for mandatory disclosure

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Justice, Pesticides

HB 1727 lets employers offer workers a raise OR paid sick leave. Is this who we are as a community in HI?

HB 1727 has a Senate Labor Committee hearing on Thursday at 2:45 pm in room 229 of the Hawaiʻi State Capitol. The bill is a disservice to workers.It gives employers the discretion to decide if they will give employees a

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