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Workshops detail how to engage in the state legislative process

By Staff | Dec 11, 2014

HONOLULU – Free workshops to help citizens learn to be effective as they participate in Hawaii’s lawmaking process will be offered on Maui by the Public Access Room (PAR). All are welcome, and no registration or prior experience is required.

PAR is the nonpartisan public resource office at the State Capitol. The schedule and additional information may be found on PAR’s website at lrbhawaii.org/par/workshp.html or by calling 984-2400, extension 7-0478. Additional workshops may be arranged as time permits.

The “We the Powerful!” Maui workshops will be held on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at Kihei Community Center, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library, and Dec. 12 at noon at Kahului Community Center.

PAR’s workshops are between an hour to 90 minutes in length and are designed to be useful to both newcomers and veterans of the legislative process. Topics will include understanding the legislative process, delivering effective testimony, making sense of the calendar and deadlines, and an overview of the legislature’s website. Renewed inspiration to be part of the solution will be the overriding theme.