Room 401

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

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


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

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 several locations on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island this October.

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 90-minute workshop ends with time for focus and collaboration on matters of interest to the participants. 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

Oahu, Lanai, Molokai Workshops
Molokai Workshops:
Thu, Nov 5, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Lanikeha Hoolehua Community Center, 2200 Farrington Ave.
Download our flyer (pdf)
Lanai Workshops:
Mon, Nov 16, 5:30 p.m.
Lanai Senior Center, 309 Seventh St.
Download our flyer and press release. (pdf)
Oahu Workshops:
Wednesdays in December, 3 p.m.
PAR office, 415 S. Beretania St., Room 401

Our annual workshops on Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island took place in October 2015.

  • To add yourself to our outreach list so that you’ll be sure to find out about next year’s workshops, email us at and let us know your island of residence.
  • Interested in getting some training now? Contact PAR and we’ll discuss remote learning opportunities!

    Workshop Material

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