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Tell legislators to move SB2963 SD 199 forward to protect our affordable housing

Earlier this week, the Senate Ways and Means (WAM) & Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology (ETT) Committees heard SB 2999 – a decent bill that would take several important steps in addressing illegal vacation rentals and their negative impact on housing for locals. AiKea and other affordable housing advocates supported SB 2999, but it was […]

Res. 17-52 CD1 passes. Our work continues.

Good news! Honolulu City Council passed Res. 17-52 CD1, which will increase the enforcement of illegal vacation rentals and protect our affordable housing. But our work continues. Res. 17-52 CD1 will now move forward to the Planning Commission. We must make sure that enforcement of illegal vacation rentals is prioritized first before opening up permits […]

Res. 17-52 CD1 moves forward, but more testimony needed

Now more than ever, we need you to take action. We only have 6 days left to make sure Res. 17-52 CD1 continues to move forward so that we can protect our affordable housing. At yesterday’s Zoning & Housing hearing, Chair Kymberly Pine and the committee decided to move Res. 17-52 CD1 forward. As countless […]

Submit testimony: Support Res. 17-52 CD1 to protect our affordable housing

There are FOUR resolutions re: vacation rentals that will be heard by the Honolulu City Council’s Zoning & Housing Committee this Thursday, Oct. 26 at 9:00a. We urge you to SUPPORT Res. 17-52 CD1. As you may recall, it’s been 6 months since Res. 17-52 was heard. Submit testimony so Res. 17-52 can move forward. […]

Thu. 10/19 – Union Day of Action

Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:00p – 6:00p The Ilikai Hotel (1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815) Now, more than ever, it’s time for working people to take a stand—and stand together. UNITE HERE will be mobilizing more than 20,000 members in 20 cities across the U.S. & Canada to show that standing together in […]

Tell Councilmember Pine to schedule Res. 17-52 for hearing

If you live in Honolulu Councilmember Kymberly Pine‘s district (Ewa, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Waianae, Makaha, Keeau, Makua, Maili), we need your help! Call and leave a message for your Councilmember, Kymberly Pine, and tell her to schedule Res. 17-52 for hearing: 768-5001. Here is a sample script for your message […]

Testimony needed: Oppose the next Manaolana development

Remember the Manaolana Place luxury condo-hotel that City Council approved last fall? The same developers’ next big project is scheduled for a public hearing on Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30a at the Mission Memorial Building – Conference Room (550 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii). If approved, a 444-unit condo-hotel will be built on Kapiolani Blvd. […]

AiKea Academy 3 starts June 28

AiKea Academy 3 is a 10-week organizing program that will equip you with the skills needed to organize your neighborhood, build power, and create real change. Wednesdays at 5pm starting June 28 UNITE HERE Local 5 (1516 S King St) Every Wednesday at 5pm, there will be a 3-4 hour training session (see below). Participants […]

Take action: SB704 is in conference committee

SB704 (Airbnb’s bad bill) will have a conference committee hearing next Monday, April 24 at 1:00p at the Hawaii State Capitol (Conference Room 423). We need you to contact the conferees ASAP. Tell them to OPPOSE SB704, Airbnb’s bad bill, to protect our affordable housing. You can email them quickly and easily by filling out […]

Sat. 4/8: The Power of Unions: Making Economic Justice a Reality

Saturday, April 8, 2017 12:00p – 5:00p UNITE HERE Local 5 (1516 S King St. Honolulu, HI 96826) Our next AiKea training will cover unions and their role in the fight for economic justice, and why we organize. We will end the training with an action for worker justice. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP […]