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Ige Signs Bill to Help Undocumented Immigrants Obtain Driver’s Licenses

The Hawaii law is effective January 1, 2016. Published by CivilBeat.com on JUNE 30, 2015·By ANITA HOFSCHNEIDER Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed a bill into law that creates a limited purpose driver’s license for people who don’t have documents to prove they are legally allowed to live in the U.S. The governor signed the measure,…

Hawaii DOT Settles Driver’s License Exam Lawsuit

Discrimination against foreign-born residents was alleged when translation of some exams was discontinued. Published MAY 31, 2015 at CivilBeat.com ·By CHAD BLAIR The Hawaii Department of Transportation and the nonprofit Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) said Friday that a lawsuit was settled regarding the translation of driver’s examinations for vehicle licenses. United States District Court Judge Susan Oki…

Caring Across Generations!

Thursday, April 30 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Davies Hall at St. Andrews Cathedral Talk story with Ai-Jen Poo Help us build Hawaii’s movement for care and caregiving! This event is a conversation about the challenge of caregiving in our state. National leader Ai-Jen Poo will read from her recent book The Age of Dignity, as well as…


As Faith and Community leaders in Hawaii, it is vital that we speak out against predatory lending practices hurting the families in our congregations and communities. Payday loans, short term loans where our families are being charged more than 450% APR, are spreading on our islands, trapping families in a cycle of debt. As many…

Hawaii Could Reign in usurious payday loans

Published in the Star Advertiser April 8, 2015 By Kim Harman Hawaii law allows payday lenders to charge families 459 percent APR (annual percentage rate) on 14- to 32-day loans. This high interest rate is the result of a loophole that was created in Hawaii law in 1999; prior to 1999, payday loans were not legal…