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

  • Easy ways to add your voice & ideas to the process that determines State laws
  • Overview of the people at the Capitol, what they do, and how and when lawmaking takes place
  • Handy tips for finding the information you need
  • Assistance in writing and delivering effective testimony - at the Capitol or without leaving your home.

The Public Access Room (the "PAR") conducts free workshops entitled, "We the Powerful!" These 1 hour meetings are designed to demystify the State lawmaking process, and will demonstrate ways that people can speak out at the legislature. All are welcome.

Please call (587-0478) or email ( to register. The workshops are held in PAR, 415 S. Beretania St., Room 401.

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.


Interested in learning more right now? Want to review the workshop youíve already attended? Check out the handy links below Ė you can walk yourself through the core of the workshop. Just call or email PAR if you have questions!

The workshop presented by Suzanne Marinelli, Coordinator, Hawai`i State Legislature's Public Access Room, Now on video!


Workshop Material

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