Monthly Archives: November 2019

Title: A non-political Thanksgiving message

Believe it or not, a non-political Thanksgiving message is indeed possible and especially needed today, and in these times. While it sometimes feels as if we are surrounded by pain, tragedy, and sorrow, it is essential that we take a … Continue reading

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Increasing Hawaii’s Minimum Wage – It’s the right thing to do

During the 2019 Legislative Session, residents from across Hawaii engaged the legislative process, debating the question of whether or not to increase Hawaii’s minimum wage. Many, already struggling to make ends meet took off from work, arranged childcare and traveled … Continue reading

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Food/Farm Policy, Hawaii Style

According to numerous reports Hawaii imports about 90% of its food and exports approximately $3 billion a year paying for it.  All will agree I hope, that reversing this statistic so that 90% of our food is grown in Hawaii, … Continue reading

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Hawaii County Proposal To Ban Synthetic Herbicides – Bill 101 courtesy of Blake Watson

It’s been a long journey, but it looks like we are almost done passing a bill to ban the County’s usage of synthetic herbicides, Bill 101. The final hearing is set for 9am on November 20th and is being held … Continue reading

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“Legislature should raise the minimum wage to $15, without delay” by G. Hooser as published in the Honolulu StarAdvertiser

Every Hawaii legislator will receive a pay raise starting January 2021. Likewise, the governor, the lieutenant governor, all state judges and most top executives in state government will receive substantial pay raises. Minimum wage workers will get nothing. Legislators accepted … Continue reading

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The $13 message – it’s all about the subject line. Email legislators NOW.

Please help today, especially by the end of the day on Wednesday, January 29th, if you can –  The 2020 Hawaii State Legislative Session has begun and we need to get this important message out BEFORE THE HEARINGS START. 1) Email … Continue reading

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Turning marchers into voters, learning from the revolution of ’54

On March 28, 2019, over 2,500 Kaua’i residents marched on Rice Street. On O’ahu, over 20,000 marched through Waikiki. Similarly, on Maui and in Hawai’i County – thousands marched – For, justice and for Aloha ‘Āina. Depending on the exact … Continue reading

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