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We the Powerful!
How to Participate in the State of Hawai`i's Legislative Process
*NEW* The workshop presented by Suzanne Marinelli, Coordinator, Hawai`i State Legislature's Public Access Room, Now on video!
"We the Powerful!"
Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process
This November and December, the Public Access Room (the “PAR”) will conduct a series of free Neighbor Island workshops entitled, We the Powerful! These meetings are designed to demystify the State lawmaking process, and will demonstrate ways that you can speak out at the legislature without ever having to leave your home island. All are welcome. No registration or prior experience is required.
- Part 1 (1st hour): How the Legislative Process Works (and How to Work It)
- Part 2 (2nd hour): Digging Deeper (interactive session) - Delving further into the legislature's website.
People are welcome to attend either or both sessions.
The PAR, a division of the State of Hawaii’s non-partisan Legislative Reference Bureau, is the public’s office at the State Capitol and has long been devoted to assisting residents as they engage in State legislative government. There is never a fee for services.
PAR’s workshops are designed to be useful to both newcomers and veterans of the legislative process. Covered topics will include an overview of the Legislature’s newly-redesigned website, understanding the legislative process, delivering effective testimony, and making sense of the calendar and deadlines. Renewed inspiration to be part of the solution will be the overriding theme.
Kauai Workshops: November 2013 (see our press release)
|Tuesday||November 12||6:00 p.m||Lihue Neighborhood Ctr
|Wednesday||November 13||6:00 p.m||Hanapepe Public Library
|Thursday||November 14||6:00 p.m||Kalaheo Neighborhood Ctr
|Monday||November 18||6:00 p.m||Kapaa Library Conf Room
|Tuesday||November 19||6:00 p.m||Kilauea School Cafeteria
Download the flyer! PDF or Word
Maui Workshops: December 2013 (see our press release)
|Tuesday||December 3||12:00 noon|| Pukalani
Tavares Community Ctr
91 Pukalani St.
(meeting room by the pool)
|Tuesday||December 3||5:30 p.m||Kihei Community Ctr
303 E. Lipoa St.
|Thursday||December 5||12:00 noon|| Kahului Community Ctr
275 Uhu St.
(in Kahului Community Park)
|Thursday||December 5||5:30 p.m|| Wailuku Public Library
251 High St.
|Friday||December 6||3:00 p.m|| Lahaina
Kaunoa West Maui Senior Ctr
788 Pauoa St.,
off Lahainaluna Road
Download the flyer! PDF or Word
Hawaii Island Workshops: December 2013
(see our press release)
|Thursday||December 12||6:00 p.m.|| Pahala
Plantation Manager's House
(corner of Maile & Pikake Streets)
|Friday||December 13||6:00 p.m||UH Hilo Ho'oulu Terrace
UCB Room 127
|Saturday||December 14||12:00 noon|| Kailua-Kona Civic Center
Liquor Control Conference Room
|Monday||December 16||6:00 p.m|| Pahoa Community Ctr
|Tuesday||December 17||6:00 p.m|| Waimea Parker Library
|Wednesday||December 18||6:00 p.m|| Laupahoehoe Library
For additional information, or to arrange for individual tutorials or group workshops, residents are invited to contact the Public Access Room toll free from Kauai at 274 3141 ext.70478, from Maui at 984-2400 ext. 70478, and from Hawaii Island at 974-4000 ext. 70478, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact PAR directly well in advance to make arrangements if special assistance or services such as sign language interpreters are needed.
Download excerpts from, A Participant's Guide to Hawaii State