STATE CAPITOL
Room 401

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

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

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

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.

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, call 808/587-0478 or email par@capitol.hawaii.gov.

Oahu Workshops: 
  • Every Tuesday in January, February 2017
  • 12 noon
  • PAR Office (Room 401)
    Hawaii State Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St., Honolulu

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: