DOUGLAS S. CHIN
March 28, 2018
STATEMENT OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DOUG CHIN IN SUPPORT OF PAID FAMILY LEAVE
HONOLULU — Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin offers this statement:
“I support Senate Bill 2990, S.D.2, H.D. 1 to chart a path for Hawai‘i’s future where every ‘ohana and every worker will have the opportunity, and the financial security, to take time off from work to care for a loved one. In this measure, the Hawai‘i State Legislature, can affirm and renew our state’s commitment to economic justice for working families.
Hawai‘i’s high cost of living means too many of our working families are just surviving instead of thriving. We see families faced with the heartbreaking choice between taking care of themselves or their loved ones and economic ruin. We can – and we must – do better. Not just for today, but for the next generation of innovators, doctors, and scientists who will benefit from parents having the choice to take time off from work to put their ‘ohana first.”
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