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2022 Legislative Session Moves the Needle for Kids

HawaiiKidsCAN is proud to announce that three of our top priorities successfully passed this legislative session, as well as a number of secondary priorities. These wins were made possible thanks to strong partners at the Capitol and community advocates who spoke up again and again.

The last two years of pandemic disruptions have been incredibly hard for Hawaii’s students, families, schools and the broader community. While lots of work remains to not just recover but increase equity, access and opportunity, the 2022 legislative session was a big step in the right direction.

Read below to learn more about these priority bills. We also need your help to get these bills signed into law, so please contact Governor Ige here and lend your support. Mahalo!

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Resilient Communities, Schools and Families Partnership – March 2022

Whether we’re grappling with how to talk to our kids about war, reflecting on two year milestones of our global pandemic, or dissecting the implications of the water contamination at Red Hill, these can be heavy and difficult times. Changing pandemic restrictions for day-to-day living and travel can bring both excitement and anxiety.

Given these challenges, we’re so proud of the many schools and community partners who have stepped up to make a difference for our kids and families. RCSF partner schools have shared how they have developed strategies through the pandemic to develop even deeper relationships with families and support organizations, and how they plan to continue these practices. While we can’t predict what will happen next, we know our broader Hawaiʻi community has the collective resilience to face the future together.