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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Workshops: How to Participate in Legislative Process
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 3911 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

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

News Release from LRB Hawaii

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 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. 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

Hawaii Island Workshops: September 9-13, 2019 
(see our flyer)
Monday, Sept 9 6:00-7:00 pm Kona: West Hawaii Civic Center, Liquor Conf. Room
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway
Tuesday, Sept 10 12 noon-1:00 pm Ocean View Community Center
92-8924 Leilani Circle
Wednesday Sept 11 6:00-7:00 pm Pahoa Neighborhood Facility
15-322 Kauhale Street
Thursday Sept 12 6:00-7:00 pm Waimea: Thelma Parker Memorial Library
67-1209 Mamalahoa Hwy
Friday, Sept 13 6:00-7:00 pm Hilo: Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
Training Room
1055 Kinoʻole Street


Maui Workshops: September 16-19, 2019 
(see our flyer)
Monday, Sept 16 6:00-7:00 pm Makawao Public Library
1159 Makawao Avenue
Tuesday, Sept 17 6:00-7:00 pm Kihei Public Library
35 Waimahaihai Street
Wednesday Sept 18 6:00-7:00 pm Kahului: Akaku Studios Conference Room
333 Dairy Road
Thursday Sept 19 6:00-7:00 pm Lahaina Intermediate School, Cafeteria
871 Lahainaluna Road


Kauai Workshops: September 23-25, 2019 
(see our flyer)
Monday, Sept 23 5:30-6:30 pm Lihue Public Library
4344 Hardy Street
Tuesday, Sept 24 1:00-2:00 pm Princeville Public Library
4343 Emmalani Drive
Wednesday Sept 25 1:00-2:00 pm Hanapepe Public Library
4490 Kona Road

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

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:




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