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Open Letter to University of Hawai`i President Lassner on the Thirty Meter Telescope and the Email from “UH Leadership”

Originally posted on S. Shankar:
Dear President Lassner: I write to protest both the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea and the recent letter from “UH Leadership.” On the first issue of the construction of the…

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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

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

Guest Post by Rev. David Gierlach: Demonizing Others

We are living in times when there is a daily barrage against those who are minorities or immigrants or some other vulnerable group. Last week some cops in Phoenix threatened to shoot a black family whose four year old allegedly

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Lee Johnson, man who beat Monsanto/Bayer wants you to hear his story. PUBLIC meeting, Leilehua High School 5p.m. 6/24, hosted by BOE

If you’re worried about your children or students being exposed to toxic, cancer-causing pesticides at school, mark your calendars for Monday June 24, 5p.m. at Leilehua High School in Wahiawa. The Board of Education is hosting a public meeting to

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Posted in Health and Wellness, I BLOG, Pesticides, Uncategorized

Speaker Saiki cites Obama to explain failure to raise the minimum wage. Really???

While Speaker Saiki’s recent OpEd (Honolulu Star Advertiser 5/27/2019) makes passing reference to “a blue state like Hawaii,” his arguments for why the legislature failed to ensure a raise for working people are more likely to make them see red.

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Living wage, Uncategorized, Workers' Rights

‘Democratic’ lawmakers fail to pass living wage for Hawaii workers

National and local research has shown that raising the minimum wage is good for the economy. Yet, despite an avalanche of calls from workers, clergy, enlightened businesspeople, mental health experts and doctors, Hawaii lawmakers let the minimum wage bill die

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Posted in I BLOG, Living wage, Uncategorized, Workers' Rights

PLEASE CALL/EMAIL NOW: There is still time to raise the minimum wage for Hawaii’s struggling workers

GUEST POST BY GARY HOOSER This past Friday, the House was unable to get the approvals needed from their Finance Committee to pass the minimum wage bill out of the Conference Committee. Unless another committee meeting is scheduled tomorrow, April

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Posted in I BLOG, Living wage

A living wage aids mental health and allows workers to be more present at work. That’s good for business.

Time is of the essence! Please email these legislators now: Rep. Aaron Johanson – repjohanson@capitol.hawaii.gov Rep. Sylvia Luke – repluke@capitol.hawaii.gov Sen. Brian Taniguchi – sentaniguchi@capitol.hawaii.gov Sen. Gil Keith-Agaran – senkeithagaran@capitol.hawaii.gov Sen. Stanley Chang – senchang@capitol.hawaii.gov For the bill to pass

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Working multiple jobs and not able to meet basic needs? There is no aloha in condemning workers to less than a living wage.

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“All faith traditions say take care of the vulnerable.” Tell lawmakers we need a living wage now.

A living wage would benefit not just workers, but businesses and the overall state economy as well. Time is of the essence! Please email these legislators as soon as possible, but definitely by the end of the day on Thursday,

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