2015 Legislative Session Infographics

Payday Lending Debt CyclePayday Lending and the Debt Cycle
Learn more here about payday lending and the importance of a 36% APR cap to protect consumers.

Tax Fairness
Hawai‘i levies the second highest tax burden in the country on low-income families. Learn more here about who pays taxes in Hawai‘i and how we can address our regressive state tax structure.

Meanwhile, the wealthiest earners will be seeing a major tax cut in 2015.

Affordable Housing
Hawai‘i's housing costs are the highest in the country, and we also have the second highest rate of homelessness in the country. The Rental Housing Trust Fund is a critical way to help address our affordable housing crisis. Learn more about the problems and solutions here.

Preschool Open Doors
Over 1,000 children will lose access to to childcare provided through Preschool Open Doors. SB 64 would maintain critical funding so that low-income children can learn and their parents can work.

Breakfast After the Bell in Hawaii

Hawai‘i Breakfast After the Bell

Breakfast in the Classroom is a great way to ensure every student begins their day with a full stomach and ready to learn. We are working with schools in Hawai‘i to implement this proven program.

Appleseed is collaborating with low-income schools in an effort to serve free breakfast to all students, ideally through a breakfast in the classroom or grab and go model that will enable more students to eat breakfast, even if they arrive a few minutes late.

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To read more about our work on expanding school breakfast participation with breakfast in the classroom, click here.

SNAP in Hawaii

SNAP in Hawai‘i

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP (formerly food stamps), is a federal program that assists individuals and families living in poverty have access to basic nutrition and food. This infographic shows how residents of Hawai‘i benefit from this program.

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Learn more about SNAP in Hawai‘i, including the sources for this infographic here.

To read more about our work on food and nutrition issues in Hawai‘i, click here.

infographic describing how COFA residents pay taxes but cannot access federal public benefits

Micronesians and Taxes

Many people carry misconceptions about Hawai‘i’s Micronesians and their access to federal poverty programs. To sort out these facts, we have created this infographic:

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It was included in Congressional briefing materials discussing COFA migrant's exclusion from Medicaid that took place on July 18, 2013. Briefing hosted by Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, the Asian Pacific Islander Health Forum and the Association of Asian Pacific Health Organizations. Read more.

To read more about our work with immigrant rights, click here.