Upcoming Events

2024 Children's Policy Agenda Launch

Join HCAN Speaks! on Monday, January 29th at 11AM via Zoom for the launch of this year's Children's Policy Agenda. 

The annual Hawaiʻi Children’s Policy Agenda is convened by Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network Speaks! and reflects the input of our 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.

HCAN Speaks! 2024 Priorities Launch

Join us Thursday, February 1, at 5:30PM via Zoom to learn about the 2024 HCAN Speaks! legislative priorities! You will also learn about ways to get involved with HCAN Speaks! coalitions and the legislative session!

We are fighting the good fight to make Hawaiʻi a better place to live for our keiki and ʻohana. See you there!

Recent Events

2024 Advocacy & Training Series: My Hawaiʻi. My Voice.

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The HCAN Speaks! annual Policy and Advocacy Training Series is designed to build advocacy skills and knowledge for professional and public advocates alike before the upcoming legislative season. Come learn about the issues facing Hawaiʻi's families and keiki today and how to get involved. Use your voice, learn new skills, and join the mission to make Hawaiʻi a better state to raise a family. 

2024 Opening Day

Parent and community leaders joined us for Opening Day at the State Capitol! They met with legislators and discussed why Paid Leave and affordable, quality childcare are needed for our families now more than ever! We attended the Opening Session in the Senate and the House and visited with legislators during the Open House afterwards. 

  • Keiki Strong Rally

    Join HCAN Speaks! and partners STATEWIDE for the 2024 Keiki Strong Rally! Gather together and lift your voice for better early childhood care and education policies!

    On March 22, we will meet on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island! Keiki entertainment at 9:30am, Rally at 10am, followed by a March for Keiki at 11am. 

    Lastly, we will finish strong with office visits with legislators to ensure they are prioritizing our keiki, families, and childhood care and education workers.

    Limited travel reimbursements. Lunch will be provided! 

    Note: Please use your home address below to help with districting for the legislative session. After you register, you will receive an email with a confirmation and a form to finalize your registration. Mahalo!

    Friday, March 22, 2024 at 09:00 AM · 3 rsvps
    Oahu-Hawaiʻi State Capitol, Maui-County Building, East Hawaii County Building-Hilo
    3 RSVPs

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