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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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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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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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Reduce houselessness with living wage, paid family leave

More than a quarter of the 25 seats in the Hawaii Senate are held by women. More than a quarter of the 51 seats in the Hawaii House of Representatives are held by women. But that apparently wasn’t enough woman

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Living wage, Paid family leave, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

HI legislators must act now in the face of Trump tax cuts for the rich, and assault on the safety net for the most vulnerable

The OpEd below was first published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, April 25, 2017 and republished on this blog with permission. As the 2018 Hawai‘i state legislature convenes, it is worth remembering that our new Gilded Age is a call

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Guest Post: What Jesus says about a living wage.

 “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard….When those who had started about five o’clock came, each received the usual daily wage. So when the first came, they thought

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