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Pacific Peace Forum (April 7, 2017) – Taking an Ax to Unjust Tax

Announcement for the April 2017 Pacific Peace Forum

Pacific Peace Forum

The Cathedral of St. Andrew & the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center  ~

Click Here to access a pdf Event Flyer: Pacific Peace Forum Flyer – Taking an Ax to Unjust Tax

Taking an Ax to Unjust Tax

Why do those with the lowest wages pay the highest tax rates in Hawai’i, and what can you do about it?

Time/Date: Friday, April 7, 2017 ~ 6:00 pm

Venue: St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu; Von Holt Room

This panel presentation and community discussion will feature:

  • Roger Epstein, tax attorney of 40+ years and former IRS agent
  • Gavin Thornton, Co-Executive Director, Hawaii Appleseed Center
  • Alani Jamile, University of Hawaii Manoa, freshman

Moderated by: Gary Hooser, Executive Director, Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action

For many Hawai’i residents teetering on the edge of financial stability, Hawai’i’s regressive tax system pushes them over the brink. The state can help families who are struggling financially by simply lightening their excessively heavy tax burden.

At a critical time during Hawai’i’s legislative process, join the Hawai’i Tax Fairness Coalition. Learn how you can use your voice to ensure greater tax fairness, a stronger local economy, and brighter future for Hawai’i.

Free Public Event. Everyone welcome.

For more information, contact Dr. Ha’aheo Guanson, phone (808) 330-3771


Roger Epstein article, “State Needs To Step Up On Tax Reform: Reducing taxes on low-income earners makes good tax and economic sense.”

Gavin Thornton article, “State Of Poverty: Recovery Has Left Too Many In Hawaii Behind: An updated report from Hawaii Appleseed shows more than one in six residents living in poverty and real unemployment topping 9 percent.”

Alani Jamile article, “The Untold Story: Grandma’s Long Years Of Caregiving: My grandmother took care of my great grandmother until she died at age 99.”


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