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Minimum Wage Bill Signed!

Governor Neil Abercrombie and FACE celebrate Hawaii’s new minimum wage. On May 23 in the Capitol auditorium, the governor signed the minimum wage bill that FACE campaigned to help pass. The House and Senate had agreed to $10.10 spread out over 4 years with a big revision (improvement) to the tip credit. FACE Maui leader…

Three Demands in Minimum Wage Fight

$10.10 No Tip Credit Adjust for CPI (Consumer Price Index) A growing coalition of Hawaii organizations is joining the fight to increase Hawaii’s long-stagnant minimum wage. Families from across our islands are getting involved in the legislative process for the first time so that they can tell their story of living on minimum or near-minimum…

FACE Maui Celebrates Martin Luther King

More than 230 people attended FACE Maui’s 2nd Annual MLK Day Interfaith Service this year at Christ the King. The service celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and faith. After an opening prayer from CTK Senior Pastor Father Adondee, the service was lead by UCC, Episcopal, Catholic and Methodist leaders from across Maui. This year’s…

Drivers Test Translations on Valentine’s Day!

After 14 months of actions, petitions, studies, meetings, and a lawsuit, Governor Abercrombie issued a press release on Valentine’s Day that all island DMV’s will be offering the written drivers test in all of the languages FACE has been requesting.   See the Governor’s press release below: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NEIL ABERCROMBIE, GOVERNOR GLENN M….

Hawaii Continues the Fight for Immigration Reform

He’s baaaaack!  Immigration reform leader and director/star of the documentary Documented, Jose Antonio Vargas, returned in December to work with FACE and the Hawaii Coalition for Immigration Reform. Vargas’ movie tracks his life from his immigration to America from the Philippines as a child to his struggles as an adult activist and explores how he reconnects with…