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6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income

The urgency with which families need relief cannot be exaggerated, and state lawmakers must move quickly to provide assistance to needy families.

Who Are Hawaiʻi’s Frontline Workers?

The pandemic has shown us how crucial frontline industry workers are to Hawaiʻi’s economy. Sadly, many of these workers are underpaid and underprotected.

COVID-19 response focusing on assisting state in managing social safety net programs

COVID-19 is both a public health emergency and an economic crisis; Hawaiʻi Appleseed’s concern lies with the working families and children of Hawaiʻi.

State research confirms economic benefit of minimum wage hikes

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism's latest report demonstrates that a living wage is not only possible, it is economically desirable.

Redefining poverty would throw millions off critical social support programs

The proposal to change how the poverty line is calculated would arbitrarily throw low-income Hawaiʻi residents off social support programs they rely on.