#CareForMyFamily Rally

The state has $635 million for COVID-19 recovery. Join us to demand relief now for your family.

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What's the current plan?

In April, Hawaiʻi received $1.25 billion in federal funds from the CARES Act to be spent on state and local response to the COVID-19 emergency by December 30, 2020. The federal law directed $387 million of it to the County of Honolulu.

That left $863 million for the rest of the state. Last month, the state legislature allocated about 20 percent — $175 million — to the other counties and $53 million to state departments involved in direct pandemic response. That leaves $635 million in unspent federal funds for Hawaiʻi.

How should the state use this money?

Here in Hawaiʻi, working families are struggling with some of the highest rates of unemployment, income loss and housing insecurity in the nation due to the pandemic. Lawmakers should allocate CARES Act funds to priorities like housing and food assistance, health care, social services and child care. This isn’t just the right thing to do. This type of spending also helps our entire community by preventing evictions and foreclosures, alleviating the detrimental effects of unemployment and stay-at-home orders, and ensuring that working parents can get back to work.

What can I do?

We're rallying on June 22 to send a message to legislators: Families need immediate relief. Join us in person at the State Capitol or online (RSVP for details). You can also:

 

RSVP here:

WHEN
June 22, 2020 at 11am - 1pm
WHERE
Hawaiʻi State Capitol or online
415 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States
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