"We the Powerful!"
Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process
News Release from Legislative Reference Bureau
- Easy ways to add your voice & ideas to the process that determines State laws
- Overview of the people at the Capitol, what they do, and how and when lawmaking takes place
- Handy tips for finding the information you need
- Assistance in writing and delivering effective testimony - at the Capitol or without leaving your home.
Kaua`i – Between November 12 and November 18, the Public Access Room (the "PAR") will conduct a series of free neighborhood workshops entitled, "We the Powerful!" These 1½-hour meetings are designed to demystify the State lawmaking process, and will demonstrate ways that people can speak out at the legislature without ever having to leave Kauai. All are welcome. No registration or prior experience is required.
PAR's workshops are designed to be useful to both newcomers and veterans of the legislative process. Covered topics will include an overview of the Legislature's newly-redesigned website, understanding the legislative process, delivering effective testimony, and making sense of the calendar and deadlines. Renewed inspiration to be part of the solution will be the overriding theme.
Schedule of workshops
Kaua`i - November 2011
||Koloa Library Conference Room
||Waimea Public Library
||Lihue Civic Center (Mo’ikeha, Room 2A-B)
||Princeville Public Library
||Hanapepe Library Conference Room
||Kapaa Library Conference Room
For additional information, or to arrange for individual tutorials or group workshops, residents are invited to contact the Public Access Room toll free from Kauai at 274 3141 ext.7-0478 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact PAR directly to make arrangements if special assistance or services such as sign language interpreters are needed.
Interested in learning more right now? Want to review the workshop you’ve already attended? Check out the handy links below – you can walk yourself through the core of the workshop. Just call or email PAR if you have questions!
Download excerpts from, A Participant's Guide to Hawaii State Legislative Process: