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CRUNCH TIME: Tell Gov. Ige REIT shareholders need to pay taxes. DO NOT VETO SB301

Faith Action for Community Equity has issued an urgent call to action. Please contact Gov. Ige’s Office Let’s continue to flood Gov. Ige’s office (today & tomorrow) with calls AND emails asking him to NOT veto SB 301. Office phone:(808)

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

Will the 2019 legislative session in Hawai’i honor the spirit of Queen Liliʻuokalani and Father Damien?

As Notre Dame Cathedral burned, people–Catholic or not, French or not– mourned. Buildings stand for something –good and bad–that we cannot always put into words. As the legislative session draws to a close here in Hawai’i, it is worth asking

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Posted in Business and Justice, Fight for $15, I BLOG, Living wage, Politics and Religion, Queen Lili`uokalani, Workers' Rights

GUEST POST: Senate supporters of A&B planning to act on Tuesday to resurrect water theft bill, HB1326 HD2

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
All hands on deck.  As expected the power and political muscle of A&B will not easily be letting go of their $62,000,000 and our water.  Civil Beat is reporting: “Some senators want to help…

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GUEST POST: GARY HOOSER on CORPORATE WATER THEFT

First of two updates on key bills making their way through the current session of the Hawaii Legislature from former Hawaii Senate Majority Leader, Gary Hooser, founder and volunteer Board President of the Hawaii Alliance Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A.)

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Water

Guest Post: Stacey Abrams’ Response to Trump’s SOTU

  Good evening, my fellow Americans. I’m Stacey Abrams, and I am honored to join the conversation about the state of our union. Growing up, my family went back and forth between lower middle class and working poor. Yet, even

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Workers' Rights

Campaign to Raise Up Hawaii. Join us. Thurs Jan 10, 4.45p.m. Room 329, HI State Capitol

                    “Servants, laborers and workmen of different kinds, make up the far greater part of every great political society. But what improves the circumstances of the greater part can never be regarded as an inconvenience to the whole. No society

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

“One Job Should Be Enough”– Clergy bless Local 5 workers on the picket line, pray for fair resolution

            You can’t tiptoe towards justice. You can’t walk up to the door all polite and knock once or twice, hoping someone’s home. Justice is a door, that, when closed, must be kicked in. Daniel José Older in Jesmyn Ward’s

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Guest Post: Multiply or Divide? The Economy of Generosity

With thanks to Rev. David Gierlach, Rector, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, for permission to publish this sermon of July 29, 2018. Back in my seminary days some 40 years ago (ouch!) our homiletics professor said there is one thing you

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Posted in Business and Justice, Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Uncategorized

Reduce houselessness with living wage, paid family leave

More than a quarter of the 25 seats in the Hawaii Senate are held by women. More than a quarter of the 51 seats in the Hawaii House of Representatives are held by women. But that apparently wasn’t enough woman

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Living wage, Paid family leave, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

A Living Wage: In Utah, as in Hawaii, lawmakers say no to struggling workers

The Fight for $15 in Hawaii ground to a halt in late February this year when it reached the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, a Democrat. The effort to help workers make ends meet

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Posted in Business and Justice, Fight for $15, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

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