Action Alert: 2 Good Bills on Thursday 1/30 NEED TESTIMONY

CAP WATCH ACTION ALERT:

2 Good Bills Up for Hearing on Thursday, January 30, 2014

cap action alert1.       COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND LABOR
Sen. Clayton Hee, Chair
Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, Vice Chair
Thursday, January 30, 2014
9:30 a.m.
Room 016
Bill No.: SB 2609 Minimum Wage

CAP POSITION: SUPPORT (CAP testimony here)

Talking Points:

  • HELP HAWAI`I’S FAMILIES
  • Employment for low wage employment has grown by 8.7%
  • It is not just teenagers who are low wage earners anymore
  • This bill eliminates the tip credit, which has been the stumbling block to passage
  • Lower wage earners were 21% of recession losses, but 58% of recovery growth

EMAIL TESTIMONY TO: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=255&year=2014

2.       COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY
Rep. Henry Aquino, Chair
Rep. Kaniela Ing, Vice Chair
Thursday, January 30, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Room 309
Bill No.: HB 2363 Diversion and Reentry Pilot Program

CAP POSITION: SUPPORT (CAP testimony here)

Talking Points:

  • Building a robust reentry system is important
  • Preparing individuals to successfully reenter by providing programs is a good thing
  • Smaller reentry programs run by nonprofits in the community near transportation and work centers are more appropriate than building another facility

EMAIL TESTIMONY TO: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=2363&year=2014

NOTE: With the links attached to each bill, you can just register online and fill out the form putting your comments in the box provided. It’s easy now…

 

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