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Do legislators feel the “fierce urgency of now?” Voters want to see that they do.

This OpEd was first published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, Oct 2, 2019. I have the privilege of working with various  nonprofits on issues of community well-being. These nonprofits are doing courageous work on shoestring budgets, filling the potholes in

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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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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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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