Faith Action Message for October 29-30 - Archived

Even though our state legislature is not currently in session, two key advocacy issues of 2022 remain unresolved. First and most important is safe water. The fuel tanks are not yet being drained, and the Navy has said draining will begin in 2024. The long-range solution, and the timeline for reaching that solution, remain unclear. The second issue is bail reform. Here are links that you can follow to learn more and to take action on each of these issues.

Safe Water

Earlier this year, Faith Action hosted a panel of women whose families were directly affected by the Red Hill water issue. You can hear their stories here: fb.watch/gmMz9jeMKD/

Just this month, new contamination was found. Local media reported that 93,000 people living in Pu’uloa near the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam were being advised to boil their water after four water breaks in the Navyʻs system since October 14. Some neighborhoods of the Pearl City Peninsula were also flooded. There has been no response by the Navy to families’ requests for temporary housing while the leaks and flooding are resolved.

Should you wish to help families suffering from contaminated water, you can go here: givebutter.com/8XMXp3

Bail Reform

Faith Actionʻs Transformative Justice Taskforce is launching this survey to continue our advocacy for bail reform. Please take a moment to fill out the survey and share with others. Our goal is to get 500 responses on this survey so that we can let decision makers know what WE want. The results of this survey will be compiled into a report that can be used by the Cash Bail Coalition and others advocating for more just, safe, and healthy communities

.Access the survey here: bit.ly/3f2g9p6

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