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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Workshops: Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 6336 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party

"We the Powerful!"

From Hawaii Legislature Public Access Room

Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process

·       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.

Island of Kauai - Between November 15 and November 21, the Public Access Room (the “PAR”) will conduct a series of free neighborhood workshops entitled, “We the Powerful!” These 1 ¼ 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. Download the flyer (pdf).

The PAR, a division of the State of Hawaii’s non-partisan Legislative Reference Bureau, is the public’s office at the State Capitol and has long been devoted to assisting residents as they engage in State legislative government. There is never a fee for services.

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.

Kauai Workshops: November 2012

Thursday

Nov 15

6:30p

Hanapepe Public Library

Saturday

Nov 17

12 noon

Koloa Library Conference Room

Monday

Nov 19

6:00p

Kapaa Library Conference Room

Tuesday

Nov 20

6:00p

Lihue Neighborhood Center

Wednesday

Nov 21

6:00p

Princeville Public Library

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.70478 or via email at par@capitol.hawaii.gov. 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!

Workshop Material

·       RSS feed information sheet (pdf, 275KB)

·       Written testimony outline (pdf, 736KB)

·       Hearing notice outline (pdf, 944KB)

·       PAR Flyer

We the Powerful (Powerpoint slideshow/20MB); incudes a guide to the Legislature's new website.

We the Powerful (pdf/9MB) - to access notes to select pages on this pdf edition of our presentation, place your cursor over the little dialogue bubble icon at the top of the page. To keep notes open, double-click the bubble icon. Incudes a guide to the Legislature's new website.

Download excerpts from, A Participant's Guide to Hawaii State Legislative Process:

Organization & Function of the Legislature

Walk through Session - Learn about... bills, deadlines, committees, testimony and so much more!

 

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