2023 Legislative Priorities

Imagine your life with quality early child care.

Greater investments in both families and early childhood care and education professionals are mutually beneficial.

Let's get the child care and early learning we deserve while paying our child care workers a living wage.

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It's time you got paid family leave.

Everyone deserves the knowledge that they can care for their families, and have job security while doing so.

What would qualify you for paid family leave and what would that look like in Hawaiʻi?

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Tax credits that help working families.

It’s tough for families to make ends meet.

Tax credits for working families help you keep more of your hard-earned money so that you can afford to live in Hawai‘i.

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Hawaiʻi Children’s Policy Agenda

This eighth annual Hawaiʻi Children’s Policy Agenda, published by Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network Speaks!, reflects the input of 56 Community Champion members. These organizations, coalitions, and individuals are committed to improving the lives of our keiki by promoting public policy changes that benefit children’s health, safety, education, and economic security. The Agenda contains 12 priorities for the 2023 Hawaiʻi State Legislative Session. These are the top priority issues of our Community Champion Members.

The Agenda contains 24 priorities for the 2022 Hawaiʻi State Legislative Session. These are the top priority issues of our Community Champion members.

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