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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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