Release: Over 1,000 residents urge governor and legislature to get remaining $320M of federal relief funds to families who need it

HONOLULU, September 15, 2020 — With the state running out of time to spend $320 million in federal relief funds, more than 1,000 residents signed a petition with an urgent request: Use those funds to provide relief to children and families now.

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RELEASE: Legislature snubs public input on federal relief funds

Undemocratic process leaves urgent community needs unaddressed

HONOLULU, June 23, 2020 — This afternoon, on the second day of the legislature’s three-week reconvened session, a powerful committee unilaterally passed a bill to spend $635 million in CARES Act funds without allowing any public hearings. The Hawaiʻi Working Families Coalition condemns this move, calling it a breach of public trust and an affront to the democratic process.

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