20 reasons to be hopeful at the 2020 legislature

January 15, 2020

New legislative package announced prior to opening day of session

January 15, 2020

Governor Ige unveils new package to take on income inequality

January 15, 2020

Governor David Ige works with top lawmakers on a package to provide cost-of-living relief to Hawaii’s low-income and working-class residents

January 15, 2020

Hawaii leaders take on a plan to expand pre-school in the state

January 15, 2020

Top state officials and business leaders have largely agreed on a plan to bring down Hawaii’s high cost of living

January 15, 2020

Advocates appreciate promising first step for Hawaiʻi’s working families

Community groups emphasize that the Legislature, Governor, and businesses must remain committed to passing laws that will truly benefit working families

HONOLULU, January 14, 2019 — The joint legislative package announced today is a promising and crucial first...

Advocates appreciate promising first step for Hawaiʻi’s working families

January 14, 2020

December 24, 2019

Here we go again. The City and County of Honolulu is conducting sweeps of our houseless neighbors over the holidays—again.

HCAN joins call to end houseless "sweeps"

December 27, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced a bipartisan resolution to ensure the 2020 Census is fair and accurate. The resolution encourages individuals, families, and households across the United States to take part in the Census so that all communities...

Schatz, Murkowski Urge Passage Of Bipartisan Resolution To Recognize Critical Role Of Census, Importance Of Full And Accurate Count

December 19, 2019

KITV covers the new study on Paid Family Leave in Hawaii. Executive Director, Deborah Zysman, goes on air to share the importance of this policy in our community. 

KITV - Paid Family Leave

November 25, 2019

November 15, 2019


The Honolulu Civil Beat reviews the new study that provides lawmakers with a framework for how they could implement a paid family leave program in Hawaii. Featuring some quotes from our Executive Director, Deborah Zysman, the article is an interesting read and will leave...

Study: Hawaii Has A Number Of Options For A Paid Family Leave Program

November 25, 2019

November 22, 2019

Executive Director, Deborah Zysman, is featured in 'The Conversation' discussing a new study that looks at Hawaii State Paid Family Leave. Learn what efforts you can take to advocate for Paid Family Leave in your community and how this policy can help everyday workers...

The Conversation: Study Looks at Hawaii State Paid Family Leave

November 25, 2019

Little Minds Matter - Kamehameha Schools

September 12, 2019

It's All About the Keiki Ep. 41

September 10, 2019

By Kelsey Kukaua – Associate Editor, Pacific Business News
Aug 23, 2019, 12:30am HST

Pacific Business News talked story with Deborah Zysman, executive director, and Ryan Catalani, director of advancement, of Hawaii Children Action Network, a local nonprofit focused on children...

PBN: Five questions with Hawaii Children's Action Network

August 23, 2019

Isles stagnate in well-being for children, report finds

June 17, 2019