STATE CAPITOL
Room 401

415 So Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 587-0478 phone
(808) 587-0749 TTY phone
(808) 587-0793 fax

HOURS:
Session:
M-F 7:45a - 6p
Interim:
M-F 8a - 4:30 p

e-mail:
   par@capitol.hawaii.gov

From the Neighbor Islands,
dial toll free:
974-4000 Hawai`i
984-2400 Maui
274-3141 Kaua`i
Moloka`i/Lana`i:
    1-800-468-4644
followed by the extension:
Ext. 7-0478 office
Ext. 7-0793 fax

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“Your Voice!” –
Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process!

Big Island, Kauai, and Maui Workshops

Pick up tips and tools to help you add your voice to Hawaii's lawmaking process at the Public Access Room (PAR)'s free workshop, offered at numerous locations on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island this fall.

The workshop/presentation “Your Voice!” is about an hour in length, and covers the Legislature and how to effectively participate in the legislative process. In addition, this year the neighbor island workshops will be combined with an open “office hour” for residents who may want to drop in to ask questions, pick up materials, or delve more deeply into specific areas.

Topics covered by the workshop include:

  • Tips and techniques on effective lobbying, testimony, and communicating with Senators and Representatives
  • Understanding the legislative process, deadlines, and power dynamics
  • Easy to use tools available on the Legislature’s website
  • Helpful handouts, guides, and resources

The flexible nature of the workshop provides a useful start for newcomers, as well as new information and inspiration for veterans of the legislative process. While participants are encouraged to register for the free workshops, drop-ins are always welcome. To register, get additional information, or to schedule additional or advanced workshops during these annual visits, call 808/587-0478 or email par@capitol.hawaii.gov.

Hawaii Island Workshops: October 12-20, 2016
(view our flyer)
5:00 – 6p - Public Access Room (PAR) drop-in “office hour”
6:00 – 7p - “Your Voice” presentation/workshop

Kailua-Kona WedOct 12 West Hawaii Civic Center
(Community Meeting Hale)
Waimea               ThuOct 13 Thelma Parker Memorial Library
Volcano              ThuOct 17 Volcano Art Center
(*Note: For Volcano, drop-in hour - 11a - 12noon; presentation - 12noon - 1p)
Ocean View       MonOct 17Ocean View Community Center
Hilo TueOct 18Hilo Public Library
Honokaa  WedOct 19NHERC
(North Hawaii Education & Research Center)
Pahoa ThuOct 20Pahoa Community Center

Kauai Workshops: October 25-27, 2016
(view our flyer)
Hanapepe TueOct 2511a - 12 noon - drop in "office hour"
12 noon - 1p - "Your Voice" presentation/workshop
Hanapepe Public Library
Lihue TueOct 255 - 6p - drop in "office hour"
6 - 7p - "Your Voice" presentation/workshop
Lihue Public Library
Kapaa WedOct 265 - 6p - drop in "office hour" Kapaa Public Library
Princeville ThuOct 27 11a - 12 noon - drop in "office hour"
12 noon - 1p - "Your Voice" presentation/workshop
Princeville Public Library

Maui Workshops: November 14-18, 2016
(view our flyer)
Haiku TueNov 14 Haiku Community Center
Hana Highway & Pipialoha Street
Pukalani TueNov 15 Tavares Community Center/Pool
91 Pukalani Street (room by the pool)
*11:00 a.m. = drop-in; 12 noon - presentation
Kihei WedNov 15 Kihei Public Library
35 Waimahaihai Street
Kahului ThuNov 16UH Maui College, Room TBD
310 Kahuumanu Avenue
Wailuku WedNov 17 Wailuku Public Library
251 S. High Street
Lahaina ThuNov 18Kaunoa West Maui Senior Center
788 Pauoa Street
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - drop in "office hour"
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - "Your Voice" presentation/workshop

Oahu, Lanai, Molokai Workshops
Oahu Workshops:  Schedule in development. Please contact PAR to schedule group workshops, tutorials, or webinars.
Lanai Workshops: Schedule in development. Please contact PAR to schedule group workshops, tutorials, or webinars.
Molokai Workshops: Schedule in development. Please contact PAR to schedule group workshops, tutorials, or webinars.

Please contact PAR directly well in advance to make arrangements if special assistance or services such as sign language interpreters are needed.

 

Workshop Material

Download excerpts from, A Participant's Guide to Hawaii State Legislative Process: