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Poverty undermines children’s health: Hawaiʻi families need a living wage now.

You can help:  please call the following members of the conference committee for SB789.   Let them know you want them to pass a $15 minimum wage bill this year for ALL workers. REPRESENTATIVES Johanson (586-9470); Luke (586-6200), Cullen (586-8490) and

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Families are leaving Hawaii for lack of a living wage. Tell lawmakers to enact a $15/hour minimum wage now.

"Because of not having a living wage… I can't afford my tuition… I can't start my career here, and I can't start my life here. I have to move out." – Ma Glidolet Rallojay, UH Manoa student. Go to https://t.co/m2ermm6lzZ

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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: Palm Sunday at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Honolulu

“As you all know, as you did and do and will do, in culture, we build bridges, not walls,” he said. After his performance, he gestured to the bridge to his right. “I’ve lived my life at the borders. Between

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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, US Bishops

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: Kings Bay Plowshares on “Democracy Now” April 5, 2019

Democracy Now will devote a segment of their broadcast coverage tomorrow (4/5/2019) morning to the Kings Bay Plowshares defendants. They have video interviews in their studio of the four bonded out defendants from last month and tape from the Fordham

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

Lent: Letting in Light and Beauty

Originally posted on Dawn Morais:
Lilikoi blossoms dance in the sun. Lent: a time of abstinence and fasting; small penances amidst our everyday abundance that remind us to savor the sweetness of life. Lent invites us to pare our lives…

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Uncategorized

GUEST POST: The reforms that make all other reform possible – starting with automatic voter registration.

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
Reforming and improving the way we conduct campaigns and elections, will allow us to reinvigorate our democracy and thus pave the way to changing public policy for the better, at all levels.  These reforms…

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Guest Post: A doppelgänger for corporate water theft.

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
Just when you think things can’t get worse, they do.  Welcome to “Gut and Replace”. Corporate water theft and HB1326 – and now HB1171. Senator Donovan Dela Cruz Chairman of the Ways and Means…

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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

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