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Advocacy priorities

I ola ka Lāhui

We believe that by nurturing the child, the entire lāhui is uplifted.

Improving the ecosystem that surrounds our keiki and ensuring its impact on their ability to learn is critical in our effort to achieve our vision for a thriving lāhui. Social, economic, governmental, and environmental systems all affect the ability of our children to thrive in education, in their careers, and in life.

By advocating to improve the systems that touch our keiki, together we can empower student success, fuel a dynamic local economy, promote leadership that will protect the rights and identity of Native Hawaiians, and transform Hawai‘i for a better future.

Hānai i ke keiki, ola ka Lāhui.

Learn more about our advocacy priorities:

Get Ready to Vote:

  • This is the first year that Hawai‘i will be implementing an all-mail voting system. Voting by mail will be the primary way for registered voters to cast their ballots.
  • Not registered at your current address? Register to vote online by the July 9th deadline.
  • Look out for your ballot, which should arrive in your mailbox around July 21st.

Three Ways to Cast Your Ballot:

  • Mail in your ballot by Monday, August 3rd to ensure that it is received by election day, August 8th.
  • Drop your completed ballot at a place of deposit near you between August 3rd and August 8th.
  • Vote in-person or drop your ballot at a voter service center between July 27th and August 8th.

Visit the Office of Elections website to find complete information about the 2020 primary election, or call (808) 453-8683.

Federal relief packages for COVID-19

As Hawai‘i and the world continue to confront the outbreak of COVID-19, Kamehameha Schools is working with others throughout Hawai‘i offering kōkua to uplift our communities, our economy and our ‘ohana in support of Hawai‘i’s keiki.

Recently, the federal government approved three emergency relief packages to provide assistance during this public health emergency. We have summarized the information to help those seeking kōkua find the resources they need.

Please note that though we attempted to simplify the three packages, the massive amount of information still can seem intimidating. That being said, if you have questions relating to the information, email us at

In Hawai‘i, our community has always come together in times of crisis. We will confront this challenge in the same way that we have so many others and will emerge better and stronger as a people and as a community.

Summaries of the federal relief packages from CongressFrom the IRS

The information herein has been compiled primarily from various documents and information from federal, state, and county sources. Summary information from government grantees, community-based organizations, and private sources with subject matter expertise has also been applied. Given the volume of information and new developments in a rapidly changing situation, new information is being applied on a regular basis. Should you have material to add or suggestions for correction, particularly regarding specific impacts of these items on Hawai‘i, please email

Local COVID-19 relief resources

State and CountyBusiness resources
  • Business impact survey (partnership between the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization)
Community resources
  • A Thriving Lāhui (a crowd-sourced list of community resources, sorted by food, housing, financial assistance and other categories)
Nonprofit resources
  • HANO (COVID-19 resources for nonprofits)
Paid leave and unemployment insurance benefit

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Honolulu, HI 96813
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KS Hawai‘i

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Honolulu, HI 96817
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