|It takes a lot of people applying a lot of pressure to get a good idea to move through government.
You proved what’s possible when the legislature unanimously passed the Kupuna Caregivers Program last month and sent it to the Governor for his signature. But it’s been over a month, and the bill is still sitting on Governor Ige’s desk.
We need to do it again. Family caregivers can’t continue to wait for the help they need, and Governor Ige must act soon. Let’s remind him how important this issue is to families across Hawai’i. Will you send him a personal message today?
As Governor Ige decides what legislation to sign this year, it’s vitally important that he hears from us again.
When you click to send your note to the Governor, we’ll send you to his official website contact form. It’s a long form, but it is the best way to make your voice heard.
As you go down the page, there are a few required fields to fill out. When it asks for the bill’s “Topic,” select Health. Make it clear that you’re talking about “Bill Number” HB607. And for your “Position,” definitely say that you Support the bill!
Then, when you get to the “Message” field, you don’t need to write much to have a real impact: a short note about your story and why the legislation is important to you will be enough to leave an impression. We’d recommend something like this:
Please sign the Kupuna Caregivers bill (HB 607) to give our families the help we need to provide the care our kūpuna deserve.
Or you can write a sentence or two of your own about how caregiving has affected your life and how this vital support would help your family.
We all know that caregiving, and caregivers, are often invisible in our society. Will you take action today to remind Governor Ige about the work caregivers do, and the need for the Kupuna Caregivers program?
Thanks for all you do,
Kevin, Pedro, and the Care4Kupuna team