Upgrade the Federal & Hawaii state poverty guidlines to reflect actual poverty level.

Upgrade the Federal & Hawaii state poverty guidlines to reflect actual poverty level.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!
Jason Wright started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

The current Federal and state guidelines do not reflect actual poverty in Hawaii.  They often force middle class citizens, in accordance with these guidlines, to struggle and often capitulate into financial instability.   The US Census Bureau recently placed the actual poverty line, per a family of 4 at 78,000 per year(As of 2017)median income,  yet income limits for assistance the limit is capped at 38,000 gross per year.  The system is archaic and needs to evolve to actually help the people intended, rather than create conditions for increased poverty.  Case in point our state leadership has done very little to help its tax payers, where as they would rather help themselves. Such as during the onset of state lock downs due to COVID19, they waited for unemployment to sky rocket and crash the DOL UI system delaying benefits to citizens.  They have also voted for raises, citing cost of living, yet the poverty limit has BARELY changed.  This needs to stop or there WILL be a surge in homelessness.  Yet the state seems to prefer waiting until that actually happens, like they did with COVID unemployment, rather than actually fix the problem before hand for the tax payers whom which they serve.  By this petition we DEMAND change and assistance that we have been denied for so long in accordance with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as outlined as unalienable rights in the Declaration of independence and the 14th ammendment of the U.S. Constitution.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 100!
At 100 signatures, this petition is more likely to be featured in recommendations!