Free Workshop Series to Teach Hawai‘i Legislative Process

September 4, 2017, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated September 4, 8:58 AM
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Want to learn about how laws are created in Hawai‘i and how you can be a part of the process to make your voice heard?

The Public Access Room (PAR) will host a series of free workshops on Hawai‘i Island from Sept. 11 to 14 to help citizens understand and participate in the legislative process.

The workshop series, designed for newcomers and experienced advocates alike, will offer tips and tools that residents can use to effectively communicate with lawmakers. Participants will learn about techniques for effective lobbying, testimony and communication, as well as the legislative process, deadlines and power dynamics at the state capitol. There will be handouts, guides and other resources provided to help attendees navigate the legislative system.

The “Your Voice” workshop presentation series will be held at the following times and locations:

  • Kailua-Kona
    Monday, Sept. 11
    6 to 7 p.m.
    West Hawai‘i Civic Center – Community Hale
    74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway
  • Waimea
    Tuesday, Sept. 12
    6 to 7 p.m.
    Thelma Parker Memorial Library
    67-1209 Mamalahoa Highway
  • Pāhoa
    Thursday, Sept. 14
    5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Pahoa Community Center
    Kauhale Street
  • Hilo
    Wednesday, Sept. 13
    5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Hilo Public Library
    300 Waianuenue Avenue

For more information, contact PAR at (808) 587-0478 or email [email protected], or visit


PAR is a division of the Hawai‘i State Legislature’s nonpartisan Legislative Reference Bureau.

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