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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 […]

Submit testimony to SUPPORT Res. 17-52

The City Council’s Zoning & Housing Committee is hearing Res. 17-52, which would help the County rein in the growing number of illegal vacation rental operations. The hearing is on Thursday, April 6 at 9:00a at the Honolulu Hale Committee Meeting Room. Currently, there are an estimated 33,000 homes being used as vacation rentals in […]

Call to action: SB704 should NOT be scheduled for hearing

As we said in an earlier update, the House Committee on Tourism gutted & replaced SB704 with language from the bad Airbnb bill. SB704 originally would have created a working group that would study the impact of vacation rentals on our communities. Now SB704 SD2 HD1 is the same bad Airbnb bill that fails to […]

Update on HB1471 and SB704 (bills re: Airbnb)

Good news: Chair Wakai & the Senate Committees passed HB1471 with amendments that move us in the right direction to regulate Airbnb and protect our affordable housing. Bad news: the House Committee on Tourism gutted & replaced SB704 with language from the bad Airbnb bill. Call your State Representative & let them know that you […]

Testimony needed: OPPOSE HB1471

HB1471 HD3, Airbnb’s bad bill, is scheduled for a joint hearing with the Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology (ETT) Committee and the Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs (PSA) Committee next Wednesday, March 22 at 2:45p (Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 414). There are an estimated 33,000 homes today being used as vacation rentals in […]

Wed. 3/8: International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:30p – 6:30p 4:30p – Meet at Magic Island 5:00p – Begin march to Trump Hotel Waikiki 5:45p – Rally & Program at Trump Hotel Waikiki (223 Saratoga Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815) Organized by the AiKea Movement, UNITE HERE Local 5, Women’s March Hawai’i, and the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA). […]

Stand with our houseless communities

QUICK CALL FOR ACTION: AiKea has been fighting for affordable housing, and we stand in solidarity with our houseless communities who are directly impacted by the lack of affordable housing. Please call Sen. Josh Green, Chair of the Senate Committee for Human Services, and ask him to schedule hearings for SB 1 and SB 11. […]

More testimony needed for vacation rental bills

Thanks to everyone who sent testimony last week on 3 bills dealing with illegal vacation rentals in Hawai’i. Because of you, the two Senate Committees deferred action on the bills. Before their next hearing this Friday, they will be working on one bill that will combine pieces of the 3 bills. We believe that there […]

Submit Testimony to protect affordable housing

Two Senate Committees will be hearing 3 bills dealing with illegal vacation rentals in Hawai’i. The hearing is on Friday, February 3 at 1:25p at the State Capitol, Conference Room 414. Did you know there are an estimated 33,000 homes being used as vacation rentals in the state? And that in 2 years, that number […]