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 8am - 7pm
Interim:
M-F 9am - 5pm

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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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.

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.

Maui Workshops: Dec 2014
(view our flyer & press release)
MonDec 83 pLahaina Kaunoa West Maui Senior Ctr
788 Pauoa St., off Lahainaluna Road
TueDec 912 noon Pukalani Tavares Community Ctr
91 Pukalani St. (meeting room by the pool)
WedDec 106 p Kihei Community Ctr
Kihei Community Center303 E. Lipoa St. (small mtg room, by hall)
ThurDec 116 pWailuku Public Library
251 High St.
FriDec 1212 noonKahului Community Ctr
275 Uhu St. (in Kahului Community Park)

Hawaii Island Workshops: Dec 2014
(view our flyer & press release)
MonDec 156:30 p Pahoa Community Center
TueDec 166 p Waimea Parker Library Conference Room
WedDec 176:30 p Ocean View Community Center
(92-8924 Leilani Circle)
ThurDec 186:30 pHonoka'a NHERC, Room #TBA
(45-539 Plumeria St.)
FriDec 196 pUH Hilo Ho'oulu Terrace, UCB Room 127
SatDec 2012 noonKailua-Kona Civic Center
Liquor Control Conference Room

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 par@capitol.hawaii.gov. 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: