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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 […]

Sat. 1/21: Women’s March on Washington (Hawaii)

Saturday, January 21, 2017 Multiple locations and times Information here is for all advocates and allies who are interested in participating in a local march in Hawaii or traveling from Hawaii to the march in Washington D.C. Marches are being planned for: Honolulu, Hilo, and Kauai. If your island is not listed, please consider volunteering […]

Fri. 1/20: A Day of Resistance

Friday, January 20, 2017 10:00a – 7:00p Multiple locations in Honolulu Friday January, 20th – Inaguration Day – will be A Day of Resistance. We invite you to join us in inaugurating resistance on inauguration day. It is time to defend ourselves, our loved ones, and the world that sustains us. Our lives + futures […]

Wed. 1/18: Opening Day of the Legislature

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Time TBD Hawaii State Capitol (415 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96813) Email [email protected] if you are interested in visiting legislators with us on Opening Day.