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Securing a future where all Hawaii workers can afford their basic needs

Pledge your Support for a Living Wage


A full time worker only makes $21,000 at the current minimum wage. The lowest rate in the nation, adjusted for our cost of living.

$35,000 is needed for a single adult to afford their basic needs. $80,000 for a family of four.

40% of jobs in Hawaii pay below a living wage and 42% of families don't earn enough to make ends meet.



In addition to allowing all workers to afford their necessities, raising the minimum wage will provide the needed boost to consumer spending that our economy needs.

Failed Progress

Since 2014, the state legislature has not passed a minimum wage bill on to the governor's desk. This has left Honolulu with the lowest real minimum wage in the nation.

We are organizing to make sure we elect officials that do support a living wage. The list of candidates who have committed their support can be found here: List of Supporters

Voter Petition

Living Wage Hawaii supporters are petitioning candidates to set the minimum wage at or above a livable wage and pledging to vote for living wage supporters in August and November.

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