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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

Guest Post: After U.S. INF Withdrawal, Plowshares Activists, Facing Years in Prison, Warn of Nuclear Peril

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 released the following statement on Monday: “On Friday, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the landmark Intermediate Range Nuclear Missile Treaty (INF). ‘There is a real and present danger that this action will provoke a

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear weapons, Politics and Religion

Support the City Council’s Resolution urging the Legislature to Enact a Living Wage: Submit TODAY Jan 30

http://www.honolulu.gov/ccl-testimony-form.html It takes two minutes to say YES to a Honolulu City Council Resolution that tells the Legislature to enact a Living Wage–$17 an hour-– this session. Just go to the link, enter CR-5 Resolution 19-1 and share your perspective.

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Urgent: submit testimony to support a living wage in Hawaii. It’s easy. Promise!

Go to this super easy template from Living Wage Hawaii.Customize or submit as is.  Lawmakers listen when people get noisy. https://www.livingwagehawaii.com/labor-testimony The commentary below is adapted from a call to action by Will Caron, Community Organizer Pālolo Neighborhood Board 808

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Living wage, Uncategorized

Guest Post: Hooser says your testimony could help advance bills to improve the lives of many in Hawaiʻi

It’s time to rock and roll my friends. Important bills are being scheduled at the legislature and your testimony, both in person and via email, is important.  Trust me on this.  While some think that just a little ol’ email

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

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

CELEBRATE! Sr. Enda Ryan’s Platinum Jubilee, induction of lay Franciscan Associates

 “One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life.” Psalm 27:4 I am one lucky Assuntarian! We made a week-long visit

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Family and Friends, Franciscans, I BLOG, Uncategorized

Guest Post: ADVENT helps us realize we live in in-between times

Today is the first Sunday of the Advent Season. Hence the purple. Purple for the royalty of Christ. Purple for the wounds our Christ endures as he seeks to teach us what it is to be truly human, beings. And

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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Remembering my mother, the political junkie

As I think of my beloved mother on the eve of her passing into eternal life, I revisit notes I shared with my children from my last visit with her: Here is my mother, the Magpie: I noticed her on

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