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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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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Uncategorized

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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Posted in I BLOG, Uncategorized, Water

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

Honolulu monthly anti-nuclear vigil freighted with history of bombings in the Pacific

March 1, 1954: the U.S. tested “Castle Bravo,” the 15-megaton bomb—a thousand times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan–on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.  Bravo was just one of 67 nuclear tests done at Bikini

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Posted in I BLOG, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear weapons, Uncategorized

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

Support the City Council’s Resolution urging the Legislature to Enact a Living Wage: Submit TODAY Jan 30

http://www.honolulu.gov/ccl-testimony-form.html It takes two minutes to say YES to a Honolulu City Council Resolution that tells the Legislature to enact a Living Wage–$17 an hour-– this session. Just go to the link, enter CR-5 Resolution 19-1 and share your perspective.

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Posted in I BLOG, Living wage, Uncategorized

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

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