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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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“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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Will the 2019 legislative session in Hawai’i honor the spirit of Queen Liliʻuokalani and Father Damien?

As Notre Dame Cathedral burned, people–Catholic or not, French or not– mourned. Buildings stand for something –good and bad–that we cannot always put into words. As the legislative session draws to a close here in Hawai’i, it is worth asking

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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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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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