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Release: Child care professionals from across Hawaiʻi urge Governor to protect child care industry

HONOLULU, March 23, 2020 — Child care professionals from across the state urged Governor David Ige to take immediate action to ensure essential workers can access child care and protect the state’s struggling child care industry.

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Star-Advertiser: Hawaii now has 26 cases of coronavirus

"In addition, nearly 100 Hawaii doctors and medical providers have signed a petition appealing to Ige to mandate the shutdown of all nonessential businesses and order residents to stay home."

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Star-Advertiser Editorial: Ige must take decisive actions

"The Ige administration must heed the call of a petition, signed this week by nearly 100 Hawaii doctors and medical providers, to mandate the shutdown of all non-essential businesses; and order residents to stay home, postponing or canceling travel and social events."

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Star-Advertiser: Lt. Gov. Josh Green calls for suspension of non-essential travel to Hawaii and quarantine for arrivals

"Meanwhile, nearly 100 Hawaii doctors and medical providers signed a petition imploring Gov. David Ige to mandate the shutdown of all non-essential businesses and order residents to stay home to stop the rapidly spreading virus."

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The Garden Island: Health care coalition: Stay home

"Created by the Hawai‘i Children’s Action Network and Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, the letter and petition ask for “extreme measures” to be taken to stop the spread of COVID-19."

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Big Island Video News: Medical Community Urges Ige To Mandate Business Closures, Keep People Home

"Members of the Hawaiʻi medical community are urging Governor David Ige to immediately take more decisive action to limit the spread of COVID-19, including closing all non-essential businesses and asking everyone to stay home."

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Civil Beat: Are Hawaii Hospitals Prepared For A Pandemic?

"Roth, along with nearly 100 doctors and medical professionals, penned a public letter Wednesday urging Hawaii residents to take social distancing more seriously."

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West Hawaiʻi Today: Healthcare providers: State’s COVID-19 guidelines ‘not enough’

"A group of about 100 Hawaii doctors and health care professionals said Gov. David Ige’s recommended measures announced Tuesday to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus need to have the force of law."

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Hawaiʻi News Now: Doctors urge more action to prevent spread

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KITV: Doctors Call For Stricter Restrictions

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Big Island Now: Doctors, Health Professionals Urge Closure of Non-Essential Businesses

"Ninety-four local doctors and health professionals urged Gov. David Ige to immediately take more decisive action to limit the spread of COVID-19, including closing all non-essential businesses and asking everyone to stay home."

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Star-Advertiser: Hawaiʻi medical professionals ask Gov. David Ige to mandate extreme social distancing measures

"Nearly 100 Hawaii doctors and medical providers are imploring Gov. David Ige to mandate the shutdown of all non-essential businesses and order residents to stay home to stop the rapidly spreading coronavirus."

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94 doctors and health professionals urge Governor to mandate that businesses close and individuals stay home

For Immediate Release

HONOLULU, March 17, 2020 — 94 local doctors and health professionals urged Governor David Ige to immediately take more decisive action to limit the spread of COVID-19, including closing all non-essential businesses and asking everyone to stay home.

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Early Childhood Day

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DentaQuest new strategy - Get more community and consumer voices to be engaged in policy change efforts

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Al Castle, Kū Kahakalau, and Calvin Sia recognized as inaugural Champions for Children

Award honors community leaders who have transformed the lives of children and families

 

HONOLULU, February 28, 2020 — Three community leaders who have transformed the lives of Hawaiʻi’s children and families will be recognized with the inaugural Champions for Children awards.

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Hawaii State Paid Family Leave - KITV

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Hawaii Paid Family Leave Moves Forward At State Legislature

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Early Education Opportunities on The Conversation

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"After Parkland" and HCAN on Hawaii News Now - Sunrise

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Paid Family Leave advances in Legislature

Working families and businesses would benefit from statewide program

HONOLULU, February 5, 2020 — A statewide Paid Family Leave program is one step closer to becoming law after advancing through a Senate committee yesterday.

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Keiki caucus, nonprofits advocate for paid family leave, higher minimum wage

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Community-led legislative priorities will offer a bold approach to big problems facing children and families

Media Advisory

Community-led legislative priorities will offer a bold approach to big problems facing children and families

Collaboration brings together 37 local organizations and the legislative Keiki Caucus to tackle economic, education, health challenges

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20 reasons to be hopeful at the 2020 legislature

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New legislative package announced prior to opening day of session

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Governor Ige unveils new package to take on income inequality

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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

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

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

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Advocates appreciate promising first step for Hawaiʻi’s working families

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 step for Hawaiʻi’s working-class families, according to groups advocating for Hawaiʻi’s working families.

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HCAN joins call to end houseless "sweeps"

December 24, 2019

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

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

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 can be counted.

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Native Hawaiian Community Leads Way to Improve Oral Health Statewide

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KITV - Paid Family Leave

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. 

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

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 you ready to advocate for paid family leave.  

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The Conversation: Study Looks at Hawaii State Paid Family Leave

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 take paid time off for family emergencies.

 

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Study, commissioned by Legislature, paves the way for Paid Family Leave

Study, commissioned by Legislature, paves the way for Paid Family Leave

All working families could care for both keiki and kūpuna under proposals

HONOLULU, November 14, 2019 — With a new report released today, Hawaiʻi has everything it needs to allow all workers to take paid, job-protected leave to care of their families.

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Little Minds Matter - Kamehameha Schools

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It's All About the Keiki Ep. 41

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PBN: Five questions with Hawaii Children's Action Network

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 and families, to learn more about what they do and the trends and challenges they’ve seen emerge in the nonprofit sector.

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New Dental Program on Big Island and Maui

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Isles stagnate in well-being for children, report finds

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Hawaii Libraries Offer Family Fun Days ft. Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band

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DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement Invests $6.1M in Oral Health Initiatives During First Quarter of 2019

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Episode 55.5 - Aloha KĀKOU!

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High Cost of Child Care in Hawaiʻi

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Early Childhood Day at the Capitol

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Hawaii parents call on lawmakers to invest in child care

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Keiki rallied at the Capitol today for children's issues

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