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 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
Ext. 7-0793 fax

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

Big Island, Kauai, and Maui Workshops

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 numerous locations on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island this fall.

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 during these annual visits, call 808/587-0478 or email par@capitol.hawaii.gov.

Maui Workshops: November 14-18, 2016
(view our flyer)
Haiku TueNov 14 Haiku Community Center
Hana Highway & Pipialoha Street
Pukalani TueNov 15 Tavares Community Center/Pool
91 Pukalani Street (room by the pool)
*11:00 a.m. = drop-in; 12 noon - presentation
Kihei WedNov 15 Kihei Public Library
35 Waimahaihai Street
Kahului ThuNov 16UH Maui College, Laulima Room 107
310 Kahuumanu Avenue
Wailuku WedNov 17 Wailuku Public Library
251 S. High Street
Lahaina ThuNov 18Kaunoa West Maui Senior Center
788 Pauoa Street
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - drop in "office hour"
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - "Your Voice" presentation/workshop

Lanai Workshop: December 5, 2016
(view our flyer)
Lanai MonDec 5Lanai Senior Center
309 Seventh Street
5 - 5:30p- drop in "office hour"
5:30- 6:30p - "Your Voice" presentation/workshop

Molokai Workshop: December 6, 2016
(view our flyer)
Kaunakakai TueDec 6Mitchell Pauole Community Center
90 Ainoa Street (conference room)
5 - 6p- drop in "office hour"
6- 7p- "Your Voice" presentation/workshop

Oahu Workshops
Oahu Workshops:  Schedule in development. Please contact PAR to schedule group workshops, tutorials, or webinars.

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: