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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

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

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

“One Job Should Be Enough”– Clergy bless Local 5 workers on the picket line, pray for fair resolution

            You can’t tiptoe towards justice. You can’t walk up to the door all polite and knock once or twice, hoping someone’s home. Justice is a door, that, when closed, must be kicked in. Daniel José Older in Jesmyn Ward’s

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Guest Post: Rev. Jazzy Bostock on finding living water in a parched landscape

Where there is no water, there can be no life. This is true of plants and animals alike. There is no substitute for water. This week, I began to pull out some of the overgrowth in the little garden behind

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

Kings Bay Plowshares: Honoring MLK by resisting militarism, racism, materialism

Seven Catholic plowshares activists were detained early Thursday morning at the Kings Bay Naval Base St. Mary’s Georgia. They entered on Wednesday night April 4.  Calling themselves Kings Bay Plowshares, they went to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command: “beat

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

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

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