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

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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Solemn Bell Ringing to Support Students Against Guns. Wed 3/14 from 10-10.17 a.m. Honolulu

This Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 10 to 10.17 a.m. many public high schools in Hawaii are staging a walk out and silent vigil to commemorate the senseless violence that occurred a few weeks ago at the high school in

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Posted in Gun violence, I BLOG, Uncategorized

Remembering the Women of Ghouta on International Women’s Day

While our news is dominated by a porn star’s escapades with the President of the United States, the women of Ghouta get barely a mention. Our sin is the sin of inattention to what matters, and gluttony for the grotesque.

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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Syria

Remembering John Victor Morais 18 Dec 1910 – 6 March 1991

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”  That was the motto of Anderson School, Ipoh, Perak where an eager  16 year old transplant from Kerala, educated up to that point in Malayalam,  started his adventure in what

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Posted in Family, I BLOG, Uncategorized

Tell legislators to restore pesticide disclosure, notification to SB3095. Protect ALL our kids with buffer zones around schools. Deadline Feb 19.

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Remember SB3095–the so-called environmental protection bill from last week? It WAS a mandatory pesticide disclosure bill with a five school buffer zone pilot program. The heart of the bill (mandatory pesticide disclosure) was gutted, and as a

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Posted in Environmental Justice, I BLOG, Justice, Uncategorized

Former Senate Majority Leader, Hooser, calls for servant leadership in opening reflection at the Capitol

Former Kaua‘i Senator and County Councilmember Gary Hooser was honored Friday February 3rd by an invitation to offers words of “reflection and contemplation” to the Hawai‘i State Senate.  Hooser was invited to speak by Oahu Senator Les Ihara and welcomed

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

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

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