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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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Posted in I BLOG, Living wage, Uncategorized

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

“One Job Should Be Enough”– Clergy bless Local 5 workers on the picket line, pray for fair resolution

            You can’t tiptoe towards justice. You can’t walk up to the door all polite and knock once or twice, hoping someone’s home. Justice is a door, that, when closed, must be kicked in. Daniel José Older in Jesmyn Ward’s

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How rational –or sincere–are we about funding public education?

THIS MORNING on The Takeaway on National Public Radio: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/politics-protest-hitting-streets-trump-era Listen to a discussion of how teachers are making their voices heard across the nation and putting lawmakers on notice–or retiring them for failing to properly fund public education.  (starts

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Posted in I BLOG, Public Education, Teachers

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