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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

Raise HI’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Your testimony could make it happen

Support working families: Submit testimony for SB 2291 by 3:30pm Mon Feb 5, 2018. The hearing for this bill is scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 3:30 PM in conference room 229. See the hearing notice. SB 2291: Raises

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Justice

Episcopal Bishop of Honolulu calls for rehabilitation, not another new jail on Oahu

On behalf of the Episcopal Church in Hawai‘i, I am writing to affirm our belief in the humanity of all of the people of Hawaii, including those who are incarcerated, and to support the recommendations of the House Concurrent Resolution

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Posted in Business and Justice, Family and Friends, I BLOG, Prison Reform, Uncategorized

HI legislators must act now in the face of Trump tax cuts for the rich, and assault on the safety net for the most vulnerable

The OpEd below was first published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, April 25, 2017 and republished on this blog with permission. As the 2018 Hawai‘i state legislature convenes, it is worth remembering that our new Gilded Age is a call

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

We live in the future. Come join us.

Originally posted on KE KAUPU HEHI ALE:
Adapted from NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons We Live in the Future. Come Join Us. by Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada “Hawaiians need to stop living in the past.” We’ve all heard this before,…

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Science and Culture, Uncategorized

The Nuns Jumped Over the Wall

in memory of Fr. William Brennan, S.J. 1920- 2014. A prophet for social justice and equality, including women’s ordination. One of the most prized dishes in Chinese cuisine is called “The Monk Jumped Over the Wall.” It takes its name

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Posted in Business and Justice, Equality and Faith, I BLOG, Justice, US Bishops, US Nuns

David Cohen: “I believe in grace.”

What better time to believe in grace than in the Easter season? Or, for David Cohen, in the season of Passover. The former president of Common Cause and “the preeminent voice of public advocacy” was still in Passover observance mode

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

Raising the Minimum Wage is Pro-Life. So why aren’t all Pro-lifers for it?

Speaker of the House, John Boehner,  a Catholic pro-lifer who has previously said he would rather commit suicide than raise the minimum wage, offered the logic that a raise would adversely affect minorities who hold low-wage jobs and would be

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Posted in Business and Justice, Equality and Faith, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

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