Free Workshop Series to Teach Hawai‘i Legislative Process

November 5, 2017, 1:45 PM HST
* Updated November 2, 1:50 PM
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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 on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 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: Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center – Community Hale,
    74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway
  • Honoka‘a: Thursday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at the North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center (NHERC), 45-539 Plumeria Street
  • Hilo: Thursday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Hawai‘i Community College, Manono Campus, 1175 Manono Street Building 371, Room 1 (Kaneikeao)

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

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

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