March ON! Monday – 2.13.17

MARCH ON! MONDAY: Each week we will be posting suggested actions that you can take to protect rights and demand transparency locally, nationally and internationally. Please consider doing the following:

MOM #1: If you want to support Senator Warren’s request to audit President Trump’s finances for conflicts of interest, the most effective way to be sure your support is counted is to email two administrators, Katherine Siggerud and Timothy Minnelli. There is also a third email address through which they’re tracking people who are urging support for the audit, congrel@gao.gov.
SEND ONE EMAIL addressed to:
siggerudk@gao.gov
minellit@gao.gov
congrel@gao.gov
Subject line:
Re: Audit for Trump’s financial concerns
Message: Dear Ms. Siggerud and Mr. Minnelli,
I’m writing in support of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s request for an audit of President Trump’s finances, to prohibit conflicts of interest that would prevent him from carrying out the responsibilities of the office without corrupt influence.

MOM #2: Sign this petition if you want to let Amazon know that you would like them to STOP advertising on Breitbart.  https://www.change.org/p/jeff-bezos-eliminate-amazon-advertising-from-breitbart-com

800-900 companies have already pulled their advertising.  Keep it up America!

Requests from our supporting organizations:

Compassion & Choices – Hawai’i

Senate Bill 1129: “Death with Dignity Act” will be heard on Wed. Feb 15 at 8:30 a.m. in Conf Room 229 at the Hawai‘i State Capitol – so to help ensure that Medical Aid in Dying becomes law and the bill passes they are asking the following:

  1. Sign their petition: https://www.compassionandchoices.org/support-medical-aid-in-dying-in-hawaii/
  2. Submit testimony in support of SB 1129: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1129&year=2017
  3. Show up at the hearing on Wed. Feb 15 at 8:30 a.m. in Conf Room 229 at the Hawai‘i State Capitol in a yellow shirt
  4. For more information visit their website: https://www.compassionandchoices.org/hawaii

LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i

Requests for testimony in the following bills:
SB107 “Related to Minimum Wage” – written testimony due Tuesday 2/13 at 9 am

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=107
Increases the minimum wage to $12.25 per hour in 2018 and $15 per hour in 2019. Repeals language allowing the hourly wage of a tipped employee to be increased on account of tips. Requires the department of labor and industrial relations to annually calculate the adjusted minimum wage rate to the nearest five cents using the Honolulu region CPI-W.

HB1277 HD1 “Relating to Collective Bargaining” – written testimony due Tues 2/13 at 10 am
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1277
Establishes a collective bargaining unit for graduate student assistants employed for a minimum of 20 hours a week by the University of Hawaii. (HB1277 HD1)

HB4 “Related to Health” – written testimony due Tues 2/13 by 8:30 am
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=4
Requires employers to provide a minimum amount of paid sick leave to employees to be used to care for themselves or a family member who is ill or needs medical care.

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Just let us know and we will include it in our next eblast!

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Mahalo & MARCH ON!

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