S.R. NO.













supporting the "divided we fail" campaign.




     WHEREAS, affordable access to health care and long-term financial security are basic needs that all Hawaii residents share; and


     WHEREAS, 57 percent of adult residents over the age of 18 in Hawaii believe that health care and long-term care in Hawaii are in a state of crisis, or have major problems; and


     WHEREAS, all of Hawaii’s people should have choices when it comes to long-term care, allowing them to maintain their independence at home or in their communities with expanded and affordable financing options; and


     WHEREAS, Hawaii's residents should also be provided with financial incentives to save, have access to effective retirement plans, and be able to keep working and contributing to society regardless of age; and


     WHEREAS, Americans of all ages should have access to tools to help manage their finances and save for the future, as well as to concise, easy-to-understand information to help them increase their financial literacy and manage their money wisely; and


     WHEREAS, individuals, businesses, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, and government must work together to find solutions to these issues; and


     WHEREAS, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Business Roundtable, National Federation of Independent Businesses, and the Service Employees International Union have committed to launching the "Divided We Fail" campaign, an effort that engages millions of Americans to call upon their elected leaders to work together across party lines to provide answers, action, and accountability on these issues; now, therefore,


     BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twenty-fourth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2008, that this body joins Hawaii's Congressional delegation in supporting the "Divided We Fail" campaign; and


     BE IF FURTHER RESOLVED that the mayors and county council of each county are also urged to support the "Divided We Fail" campaign; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmitted to each member of Hawaii's Congressional delegation, the Governor, mayor of each county in Hawaii, county council chair for each county in Hawaii, President of AARP, President of the Business Roundtable, Chair of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and the President of the Service Employees International Union.










Report Title: 

Divided We Fail Campaign