The Hawai‘i People’s Congress is hosted by a broad group of organizations and community leaders working across the islands on issues of social, economic, racial and environmental justice.  It will provide an opportunity to engage in shared movement building and concrete action.


Project Partners: 

AiKea Movement is a growing movement of individuals & organizations who care about the future of Hawai’i and are committed to building a larger social & political movement.


AF3IRM is a national organization of women engaged in transnational feminist, anti-imperialist activism and dedicated to the fight against oppression in all its forms.  AF3IRM’s diverse, multi-ethnic membership is committed to militant movement-building from the United States and effects change through grassroots organizing, trans-ethnic alliance building, education, advocacy and direct action.


The Aloha ʻĀina Project is an effort to mobilize Kanaka Hawai‘i and supporters to stand for the protection of precious land and natural resources.


Community Alliance on Prisons (CAP) is a community initiative working to develop effective interventions for Hawai‘i’s offenders and to improve the quality of justice in Hawai’i. We are a diverse coalition of community groups, churches, scholars, businesses, concerned community members, service providers, families of inmates, and ex-offenders.

Global H.O.P.E. (Hawai'i Organization for Peace and the Environment) is a Registered Independent Student Organization (RISO) at University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Hawai'i Alliance for Progressive Action's (HAPA) mission is to catalyze community empowerment and systemic change towards valuing `āina (environment) and people ahead of corporate profit. HAPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We focus in four campaign areas: reclaiming democracy, economic justice, community-based resource stewardship, and fair and sustainable food systems.


Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice is a nonprofit organization working to build a more socially just Hawaii, where everyone has genuine opportunities to achieve economic security and fulfill their potential. We change systems that perpetuate inequality and injustice through policy development, legislative advocacy, coalition building, and litigation.


Hawai'i center for Food Safety (HCFS) is a leading public interest nonprofit organization working to halt the spread of pesticide-promoting genetically engineered (GE) crops and promote a safer, healthier, and more biodiverse food system for Hawai‘i.  HCFS serves as a toolkit for the local food movement, offering legal, policy, scientific, communications, and community organizing expertise for a variety of local campaigns and projects.


Hawai‘i People’s Fund is a publicly-supported social justice philanthropy advancing a grassroots movement for Change, Not Charity™. A force for progressive social change, Hawai`i People's Fund supports passionate, often alternative voices and their vision of creating a more just and equitable Hawaiʻi.


Hawai‘i SEED is a nonprofit organization and coalition of grassroots groups, farmers activists and community from five islands working to educate the public about the risks posed by genetically engineered organisms and to promote diverse, local, healthy and ecological food and farming.


Hawai‘i Teachers for Change Caucus is a progressive caucus within the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association.



Hawai‘i’s Thousand Friends is dedicated to ensuring that growth is reasonable and responsible, that appropriate planning, management, and water & land use decisions are made that protect the environment, human health and cultural and natural resources, and that decisions are made and proposals are implemented in conformity with the law.


Hawai'i Wildlife Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Hawaii's native wildlife through research, education and advocacy. The HWF Team is made up of educators, conservationists, researchers, naturalists, communities, volunteers and donors devoted to the protection of Hawaii's fragile marine ecosystem and inhabitants. We bring a variety of experiences together to serve a common goal.


Maui Tomorrow Foundation is an environmental advocacy organization serving as a watchdog for enforcement of Hawaii’s environmental and land use laws.


The mission of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation (NHLC) is to perpetuate, through legal and other advocacy, the rights, customs and practices that strengthen Native Hawaiian identity and culture.  NHLC carries out its mission by integrating native values into the practice of western law and jurisprudence.


The Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi is actively working to reduce the impacts of global climate change by encouraging the development of clean renewable energy, reducing the use of fossil fuels, and ensuring Hawai‘i’s fragile native habitat is protected from harm.


UNITE Here! Local 5 Union fights for better wages, conditions and benefits for our over 10,000 members! We work to secure a better Hawai‘i for our children.


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