Room 401

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

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


From the Neighbor Islands,
dial toll free:
974-4000 Hawai`i
984-2400 Maui
274-3141 Kaua`i
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.

Kauai Workshops: Nov 2014
(view our flyer & press release)
MonNov 176:30 pWaimea Public Library
TueNov 186:30 pHanapepe Library Conference Room
WedNov 196:30 pKilauea School Cafeteria
ThurNov 206:00 pKapaa Library Conference Room
FriNov 216:00 pLihue Neighborhood Center Main Hall
SatNov 2212 noonKoloa Library Conference Room
Maui Workshops: Dec 2014
Schedule in development, tentatively set for December 8-13.
Hawaii Island Workshops: Dec 2014
Schedule in development, tentatively set for December 15-20.

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 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: