COMMENT ON THE SIGNING OF BILLS CRIMINALIZING HOMELESSNESS IN HONOLULU

We cannot criminalize our way out of an affordable housing crisis. But that is now the City’s plan. The City Council passed, and Mayor Caldwell has today signed, Bills 51 and 52. These expand on failed policies that cost taxpayers millions of dollars and accomplish nothing to address the root causes of Honolulu’s escalating affordable […]

ACLU OF HAWAI‘I WARNS HAWAI‘I COUNTY DRIVER’S LICENSE OFFICIALS: DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MUSLIM WOMEN VIOLATES THE FIRST AMENDMENT

Hilo woman endures 18-week bureaucratic mess to acquire full driver’s license Read the demand letter: Hawai‘i DMV Letter Companion letters to Honolulu County, Maui County, Kaua‘i County County statement and ACLU of Hawai‘i reply Honolulu, Hawai‘i: The ACLU of Hawai‘i (ACLU) has sent a demand letter to County of Hawai’i government offices that oversee the […]

American experiment still thrives

By Executive Director Joshua Wisch, as published in the Star Advertiser 7/4/2018. http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/07/04/editorial/island-voices/american-experiment-still-thrives/ America is an experiment and experiments are messy things. By their nature, experiments upset the status quo, the world as it is. They can be frightening. They can be dangerous. They can be divisive.But they cannot fail. Not really. As Thomas Edison noted after being […]

ACLU Demands State Office of Elections Allow Pahoa Voters to Register and Vote in Person on Election Day

Read the demand letter: 6.29.18 – ACLU Demand Letter re primary election HONOLULU: The ACLU of Hawai‘i Foundation (ACLU of Hawai’i) issued a demand letter on Friday to the Hawai‘i Office of Elections. The letter, written by ACLU of Hawai’i Legal Director, Mateo Caballero, vows swift legal action if the “severe burden on the right […]

#familiesbelongtogether events in Hawai‘i, Sat., 6/30