#ResistTrumpTuesday
Aug
22
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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Solidarity Alert : FIRST INDIVISIBLE MARCH
Aug
26
5:30pm 5:30pm

Solidarity Alert : FIRST INDIVISIBLE MARCH

Solidarity Alert : MAKE NOISE / SHOW YOUR OUTRAGE / DEMONSTRATE OUR SOLIDARITY

August 26 is the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. On this day we will loudly object to Trump, his administration, and the GOP's full frontal attack against hard won advances toward social justice. RSVP

(Note : In the suffrage parade of 1913 organized by Alice Paul’s Congressional Union, black women were asked to march in a segregated unit. Ida B. Wells, founder of Alpha Suffrage Club of Chicago, refused to do so, and slipped into her state’s delegation after the start of the parade.)

(Note : In the suffrage parade of 1913 organized by Alice Paul’s Congressional Union, black women were asked to march in a segregated unit. Ida B. Wells, founder of Alpha Suffrage Club of Chicago, refused to do so, and slipped into her state’s delegation after the start of the parade.)

Co-Hosted by: Indivisible Hawai‘i, 808Ran, Women's March Hawai‘i, World Can't Wait.

WHEN : Saturday, August 26, 5:30-8:00pm

WHERE: Meet at Honolulu Zoo entrance (Kalakaua Ave + Kapahulu Ave) and March to Trump Waikiki (near Fort DeRussy)

WHO : ALL OF US!! (see left image caption)

OPTIONAL DRESS : Suffragette or Whatevas... (Join Suffragettes for Women's March or email)

Please RSVP


* August 26 is the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote. While undoubtedly a step toward social justice there was an ingrained racism within most (but not all) of the suffragette movement, the force behind the Women’s Vote. This blindspot was present throughout the global suffrage movement. White suffragettes in the UK had a very problematic relationship with colonialism. The Canadian suffragettes actively worked to toward women’s votes on the backs of Asians, by promising White men that it will vote to enforce the Chinese Exclusion Act. Anti-Black and anti-Asian racism was often voiced by the U.S. counterpart. Many White U.S. suffragettes were outraged by the post-Civil War 15th Amendment, which granted the vote to Black men, but not to women (however they were racialized). This racism was often challenged. Most famously perhaps by Sojourner Truth, a former slave, who in 1951 addressed the National Women's Rights Convention with her "Ain't I a Woman" speech.

The successful campaign in the U.S. to win Women's right to vote in 1920 also ushered in other changes:

  1. Amidst racist fears of the potential for Black power - of both Black women and men - many jurisdictions (and the entire South) enacted laws that worked to prevent Black people from voting. SU.S.an B. Anthony, infamously stated, “I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ever work or demand the ballot for the Negro and not the woman.”
  2. Many other people who were formally U.S. citizens also faced barriers to their voting, e.g. those incorporated into the U.S. as citizens after the Mexican-American war. Moreover, after the 14th amendment of 1868 granted U.S. citizenship to anyone born in the U.S., except those people classified as “Indian” who lived on reserves and, as such, were not taxed by the state. However, some people racialized as “Indians” but who no longer held this status, were included as U.S. citizens. The 1856 Dred Scott decision treated (racialized, but not juridical) “Indians” as naturalized “foreigners” within the United States. Juridical “Indians” were given U.S. citizenship status in 1924 with the passing of the Indian Citizenship Act.
  3. Many people were not allowed to become citizens of the U.S. because of racism (mainly Asians), and, thus, were prevented from voting. It was not until the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act that racist exclusions for certain “foreigners” naturalizing into U.S. citizenship were removed.

READ how Frances E. Willard, one of the leaders of the suffragette movement and the national president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, used racism directed at Black people to try and get White women the vote (and the successful pushback she received from Black suffragette and early civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells).


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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Aug
29
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Sep
5
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Sep
12
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Sep
19
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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Free School : Faith, Immigration, & Solidarity
Sep
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Free School : Faith, Immigration, & Solidarity

It is important in these times that faith-based and social advocacy groups unite in Solidarity to resist destructive immigration policies and to provide support for neighbors, friends, and family at risk of being detained or profiled.  What concrete actions can WE take to build the social and political coalitions that we need for the communities that we need to live in?

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Sep
26
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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FREE SCREENING + SPEAKERS : CITY OF GHOSTS
Sep
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

FREE SCREENING + SPEAKERS : CITY OF GHOSTS

  • Honolulu Museum of Art / Doris Duke Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CITY OF GHOSTS

Official Selection. Sundance Film Festival

Doors Open at 6:30pm / Free Admission : First Come First Serve



7:00PM

Film Screening

City of Ghosts is an unprecedented, on-the-ground transmission from the front lines of one of the most important battles of our time: the fight against the Islamic State. It is a war being waged not only on the ground, but in the digital trenches of social media. Academy Award-nominated director Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) takes viewers into the war zone of ISIS-occupied Syria, where a band of anonymous activists known as Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently wage a counteroffensive against the terrorist group's campaign of propaganda and misinformation. Armed with video cameras, these intrepid citizen journalists risk their lives to spread the truth about life under ISIS. The unforgettable images they've captured and the stories they have to tell are a wake-up call to the world.

See TRAILER

Selected quotes from reviews:

"Matthew Heineman's return to Sundance after his Oscar-nominated Cartel Land is a triumphant one. Where his previous film was a journalistic masterclass in taking access to the extreme, City of Ghosts instead turns the camera on heroic journalists themselves. In doing so, Heineman may have made the definitive contemporary documentary about the tragedy of Syria, as well as an epoch-defining piece on modern media tactics." The Guardian

"Heineman pulls no punches on showing the brutality that is enacted by the radical group, and it makes for an extremely effective doc with such a personal core." Roger Ebert

"Heineman offers up a double portrait of devastation, of a truly destroyed city and of partially decimated survivors, leaving the viewer with an empathetic sense of deep sorrow." Hollywood Reporter

"Heineman poignantly weaves together big-picture themes with intimate events...a powerful reminder of how essential freedom of the press really is, and how easily it can be taken away." AV Club

"What City of Ghosts does best is to humanize those who've suffered most from the conflict in Syria, educating us through both outrage and compassion." Variety

"This story should be required viewing for anyone engaging in discussion of the refugee 'problem'... a profound study in bravery" New York Post

"The experience of watching City of Ghosts is similar to Cartel Land in that you remain wide-eyed, jaw dropped the entire time...Ultimately, the film quietly asserts itself and the work of RBSS as crucial weapons in the fight against ISIS. If ISIS is fighting a war of propaganda, banning satellite dishes and internet access and cameras, those are the tools that the citizens can and must use to resist these forces, to expose their truth." The Playlist

"Timely, pressing, important." Seattle Times

"Ghosts becomes a portrait of true, and terrifying, heroism - but with a devastating personal and emotional price." Flavorwire

8:45 - 9:45PM

Post-Screening Panel Featuring Internationally- Renowned Speakers

Speakers : TBA

Moderator: Nandita Sharma - Associate Professor of International Migration and Racism, Sociology, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa


"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs," Karl Marx 1875

Some folks are paying for this screening so that it can be FREE FOR ALL. We are still $800 shy. Will you help in bringing about a world more just?

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Oct
10
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Oct
17
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Oct
24
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Oct
31
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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FREE SCHOOL / Dismantling Mass Incarceration: Prospects for Reform
Aug
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

FREE SCHOOL / Dismantling Mass Incarceration: Prospects for Reform

Dismantling Mass Incarceration: Prospects for Reform

WHEN : Weds, August 16, 5:30 - 6:30pm

WHER : Aliʻiōlani Hale 417 South King Street (behind the Kamehameha Statue) 

King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center in partnership with the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association presents a talk by Dr. Robert Perkinson, American Studies/UH Mānoa.

Prospects for meaningful criminal justice reform remain surprisingly bright despite recent moves to reinvigorate the War on Drugs, amplify prosecutorial power, and expand immigrant detention. The United States, over the past forty years, has assembled the largest penal system in the history of democracy—it is entrenched, expensive, and bolstered by powerful special interests. Nonetheless, the politics of race, crime, and punishment are now more favorable to progressive policy making, particularly at the state and local levels, than at any time since the 1960s. By understanding the root causes of mass incarceration and by launching viable, community-driven reform campaigns, advocates and organizers may come to regard our current political climate as a moment of opportunity.

Robert Perkinson is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic, and The Nation. His book Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire (Metropolitan/Henry Holt) won the PEN American Center’s John Kenneth Galbraith Award for best book of non-fiction published in 2009 and 2010.

For more information, call the Center at 539-4999. To RSVP for a FREE ticket!

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Aug
15
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

Politics & Policy in Hawaii - Hatred doesn't wear an ugly mask or a button identifying itself. It walks among us, lives down the street, sometimes hides it in "funny/off-color" comments. It doesn't even see it as hatred. It sees it as their right, their birthright, their place at the top of the food chain. Don't feel better because you think you don't know anyone like this. Almost certainly you do. What happened in Charlottesville was beyond horrible. A young woman wrote on FB, “ If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” She then went out into the streets of Charlottesville to stand up against hate, where she died at the hands of evil. Today, we make a decision about what to do about it. Do we engage in the discussion and try to shed light? Do we let "crazy uncle billy" keep saying those things because "he doesn't really mean it," or do we speak up? Every day in little and big ways, we can speak truth to hatred, to bias, and to injustice. Or we can remain silent. We have that right  — so far. I hope we use it.

This week our MOCs are all in Hawaii. Senator Schatz and his staff are on Molokai on Tuesday, and Cong. Gabbard is apparently still doing Guard Duty. So this week, we’re all going to see Congresswoman Hanabusa who is in town and making her voice heard. The impact of our collective voices on so many issues can be seen in her positions on controversial legislation, and the time she gives to our group makes it clear she is listening. So please join us


TALKING POINTS :

1- The president cannot be allowed to condone hatred. We expect all our MOCs to speak loudly and forcefully that his words - and his silence - go against everything this nation stands for. Letters and resolutions are starting to circulate condemning his tepid response (as well as his silence on the Minneapolis mosque bombing), and we expect them to sign on to these letters and take to social media and other platforms to reiterate that this is not who what the US stands for — a nation that fought each other in the Civil War and around the globe since, standing up against bigotry, hatred and violence. We expect them to demand that Sessions launch a thorough investigation into the events of Charlottesville and treat it as the domestic terrorism that it is. And we demand that there be a thorough cleaning of WH staff to rid it of Steve Bannon, Steven Miller, and the other staffers who routinely espouse nationalist, hateful views. 

2- This president is unfit to serve. We now hear it casually bantered about, sometimes from respected people on both sides of the aisle. What are we going to do about it? How long is this allowed to continue unchecked? And what are our MOCs doing about it right now? 

3- No diplomats, no diplomacy, and no one minding the wheels of government. Trump thanks Putin for expelling our diplomats and refuses to appoint others to critical posts. This isn’t an oversight or laziness. This appears to be intentional - again perhaps a tenet of Bannon’s goal to dismantle government. While the sabers rattle between Trump and North Korea, there are no adults tending to diplomacy, and no one is calling out this administration for its dereliction of duty. No more. We expect our MOCs to speak truth to power and demand that these vital posts be filled. If the president won’t make the appointments, what other options do we have? This cannot be allowed to continue unchecked. 

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VIGIL #charlotteville
Aug
13
6:45pm 6:45pm

VIGIL #charlotteville

#solidarityalert

LET THERE BE LIGHT : No Violence, No Hate, No Fear Vigil!

Hosted by Amnesty International - Hawaii Chapter

WHEN : Sunday, August 13, 6:45 PM - 8 PM

WHERE : Magic Island (Ala Moana Park)

to RSVP

A right to free speech is not a right to violence! A national crisis is unfolding in the U.S. and it is fueled by racial divides, hatred and violence. 

Join us tomorrow in solidarity with the counterprotesters of Charlotteview, Virginia, and to opppose our current government's rhetoric on hatred, violence and fear. Bring your signs. Invite your friends, neighbors and family. Invite members of your faith based organization and neighborhood association to join us. 

Battery operated candlelights will be available but feel free to bring more. Bring your signs. 

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Aug
8
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

We’re in the midst of the Congressional recess, which means all four of our MOCs are back in the state. While we may or may not get the chance to meet personally with them while they are in town, we are making our points known to their staffs that we expect their attention, their action, and they continued support of the efforts to stop this administration. Even if they aren’t in the room, they’ll get the message, and having a strong crowd sends a strong message. 


WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID


TALKING POINTS :

This is chess, not checkers. We’re in this for the long-haul and we expect our MOCs to be more than the party of no. We expect them to find solutions, bring forth ideas worth consideration, and call out the GOP on their agenda-squashing, America-bashing tactics that are putting our nation and its people in harms way. We’re all hopeful that Mueller’s work will yield fruit, but in the meantime, we have work to do and we expect them in the middle of the fight, pushing innovative ideas to improve the ACA, protect our environment, and preserve the tenets of democracy. We’ll let them know that we’re focused on 2018, and that we believe there’s a lot of work to be done to get the right people in Congress. We’ll be doing our part, and we expect them to be doing theirs - whether they are up for re-election or not. 

North Korea continues to escalate. “The US will pay dearly” is frightening rhetoric and we’re not convinced this administration has a cohesive strategy. We want to hear their views on the matter and know what they’re doing proactively to protect Hawaii and to de-escalate this potential global threat. 

Russia, Debt-Ceiling, and Generals In Charge. The noise coming out of this administration is deafening, and much of it is quite concerning. We will let them know that we still expect the Congressional committees to do their due-diligence on the Russia probes; that the debt-ceiling stand-off that looms may well be different than those past administrations because of the guy in the WH and we can’t afford to be complacent on this one; and lastly, when generals start getting all the senior appointments, it sounds an alarm. They follow orders - which may not always be in our nation’s best interest. In his 1998 book Dereliction of Duty, General McMasters wrote that the LBJ administration and its top leadership were characterized by “arrogance, weakness and lying in the pursuit of self interest.” He goes on to make a compelling case that LBJ hijacked the military for his own agenda, pushing the US into a war that the military didn’t find necessary, and that military leaders have an ethical obligation to speak out or resign. Now General McMasters is in the room. Will he follow his own counsel? 

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FREE SCHOOL : ETHICS CONVERSATION
Aug
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

FREE SCHOOL : ETHICS CONVERSATION

ETHICS IN POLITICS

WHEN : Monday, August 7, 6:00 - 7:30pm

WHERE : UH Manoa, Shidler College of Business, Room A-102

Conversation with:

Della Au Belatti / Hawai‘i State House of Representatives, District 24

Rick Blangiardi / General Manager, Hawaii News Now(KGMB-KHNL)

Daniel M. Gluck / Senior Staff Attorney for the ACLU of Hawai‘i, Lecturer in Law, William S. Richardson School of Law

Colleen Hanabusa / U.S. Congressional Representative for Hawai‘i

moderated by Will Weinstein (To Register)


Corruption is rife in today’s political climate from Citizens United to the Koch Brothers and other corporation backed lobbyists. The average cost of running a campaign excludes most everyday people from running meanwhile the “salary” of an elected official is really small – most town council members, state senators, even Congressman can’t afford to commit the time necessary because it won’t pay the bills – meaning that only folks with certain types of careers can run (lawyers, businessman, wealthy). Is the political system rigged against only those who can afford to play the game - run a campaign, survive on political salary which in most cases are very low? Meanwhile, how do we prevent big business from influencing our representatives on important decisions? Should terms limits or caps on political spending be imposed? These and other issues will be taken up on this promising panel.

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FREE SCHOOL : Block Breitbart Workshop
Aug
5
10:00am10:00am

FREE SCHOOL : Block Breitbart Workshop

Block Breitbart Workshop

Gaye Chan will lead a step by step workshop on how to get companies + organizations to block Breitbart from their ad placement platforms.  

WHEN : Saturday, August 5, 10am to noon

WHERE : Real Office Centers - Chinatown (1110 Nu‘uanu Ave)

WHAT : Must bring a laptop or tablet

TO REGISTER : Space Limited. Email <gayechan@gmail.com> to reserve a seat

More INFO

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Aug
1
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

HEALTH CARE: TrumpCare is dead. Again. This time we want to keep it that way. We will give our deepest thanks to Senators Hirono and Schatz for their strong and persistent voices on this issue. Both of them played integral roles in moving this discussion to a place where we ultimately pulled three republicans into the NO column, handing the GOP a humiliating defeat. We will let them know that we expect them to keep working on this issue, and to fight viciously against any attempts by the administration, Price, and the HHS to “implode” the ACA by withholding payments, shortening enrollment periods, etc. We live in a nation now where people are literally begging for their lives, and our White House and GOP legislators are willfully turning a blind eye to all of us. It’s unconscionable, cruel, inhumane, and not who we are as a nation. 

NORTH KOREA & RUSSIA: While the White House feuds, the world is becoming increasingly unstable, with tensions with Russia at a level not seen since the Cold War, North Korea poised to flex its nuclear muscles, and China at the receiving end of 45’s cyber-bullying rants. We implore our MOCs to be the adults in the room, find channels where discussions and de-escalation can overtake this bloviating and bullying White House, and do what they’ve sworn to do - protect and defend our democracy and our people. Particularly here in Hawaii, the threat of an attack from North Korea is real and frightening. We are back to the days of nuclear drills, sirens, and preparation. This cannot be allowed to continue un-checked. 

MUELLER, SESSIONS, AND THE INVESTIGATIONS: This president cannot be allowed to fire those put in place to protect and defend our constitution. We expect our MOCs to stand tall and speak loudly about this issue, making it clear that such actions simply aren’t acceptable in a democracy, and that as a nation, we will not stand for it. We also encourage our Senators to continue to push all the investigative levers and demand hard questions and full and complete answers. 

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FREE SCREENING : THE DREAM IS NOW
Jul
29
4:30pm 4:30pm

FREE SCREENING : THE DREAM IS NOW

FREE SCREENING

"The Dream is Now"

WHEN : Saturday, July 29, 4:30pm
WHERE : Real Office Centers - Chinatown (1110 NU‘UANU)

“THE DREAM IS NOW” GIVES VOICE TO UNDOCUMENTED CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS IN THE UNITED STATES. BOTH MOVING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING, THE FILM IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS AND DECIDE WHAT IS RIGHT AND HOW BEST WE CAN MOVE FORWARD.

FILM WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH TALK STORY WITH THE ACLU AND OTHER MEMBERS OF LOCAL IMMIGRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS.

RSVP HERE

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jul
25
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS :

1- HEALTH CARE is back. Again. And it keeps getting worse. We want to hear from our MOCs about their work right now to stop this thing once and for all. (And if you’ve got friends/family in Alaska, West Virginia, and Maine, please call those senators, thank them for standing tall last time, and let them know we expect it again.)

2- It’s AUGUST RECESS. When and where can we meet with our MOCs while they are back in the state?

Hanabusa Oahu Town Hall

3- TRUMP’s BUDGET puts tax dollars towards his mass deportation machine, while slashing things like education, environmental protection, and healthcare. That’s making America stupid and cruel, not great. We’ll demand that our MOCs take action now against this attempted sleight of hand ($23 billion for things like detention centers and the wall) and do their job to keep his budget from bankrupting everything this country stands for.

4- And lastly, FIRING MUELLER would create a constitutional crisis. We CANNOT stand by while these conversations continue as though it is a possibility. We expect our MOCs to use their voices loudly to protest any suggestion of removing Mr. Mueller from his important work. (And we will let them know that we will be in the streets within hours should Trump attempt any such move - and we expect them right there with us.)

Mueller Contingency Plan

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jul
18
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

#resisttrumptuesday

Special Healthcare Tuesday 

The Senate is down to the wire on health care. This week our goal is singular in focus. We are joining with almost 5,000 Indivisible groups across the US this Tuesday to take the policy discussions of health care and make them personal. We will remind our four MOCs - who are already opposing the TrumpCare bill - why they have to keep fighting hard on our behalf. Be prepared to share:

  • your personal story of health care - your battles with pre-existing conditions;

  • the cost of your medication without coverage; 

  • the stories of your parents, grandparents and other loved ones who depend on Medicare + Medicaid.

PROPS : Bring your medical insurance card to prove that insurance impact everyone! Bring other visual aids - prescriptions, medical devices you depend on, photos of family members who are suffering, etc.

NOTE : Bring a photo ID. Protest-like signs are not allowed in the Federal Building, so let’s keep it clear-eyed and simple: this is our life we’re talking about, and we are counting on these guys to save the rest of us. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN : Come 15 mins early this time!!

+ Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Congressperson Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:30am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

+ Option 2 : Visit Congressperson Hanabusa on Fort Street at 11:45 (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

If you can't come, do it via phone or email.

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jul
11
11:45am11:45am

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

1- HEALTH CARE : This fight’s long from over and the Senate GOP will push hard to pass something before the August recess. Now Ted Cruz thinks he has the solution. Democrats still remain silent with their proposals. Whats’ up with that? Let’s remind our two Senators that we need their voices —not just saying NO but also offering solutions.

2- RUSSIA : First came Jared, now Don Jr. The family is up to its eyeballs with Russian ties! Putin and Trump’s meeting begs more questions than answers. And then, at the G20, Ivanka sat in for the President at the leaders’ table — unelected and unqualified. This can’t continue! We want to see Jared, Don Jr, and others from this family’s web called before investigative committees, and we want to hear our MOCs speaking out loudly against these people’s actions. This is not normal.

3- NORTH KOREA : This escalation is beyond frightening and we’re in the cross-hairs. We want to hear from our MOCs. What’s the plan - the strategy - to keep 45 from launching us into the next world war?

See you out there! (And bring a friend!)

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Festival of Resistance
Jul
8
10:00am10:00am

Festival of Resistance

Festival of Resistance

WHEN : Saturday, July 8, 10am-3pm
WHERE : Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Ave

Organized by World Can't Wait-Hawai`i
Featuring tables and displays from more than 20 organizations; live music, kids' activities. Workshops on immigration, climate change, war & militarism + dissent/fascism. 

There will be free parking in the parking lot adjacent to the Church of the Crossroads (by the big banyan tree).  Use the Bingham Street entrance.  There is an additional free parking lot in the ewa side of the church but we expect that one to fill up quickly.  

Mark Hixon, who has written numerous articles on the effects of climate change on the environment, has agreed to give a short introductory talk in the climate change workshop, and will be available for Q&A and discussion.  

The workshops on immigration, climate change, fascism/dissent, and war/militarism promise are an essential component in the Festival and we urge you to attend at least one of them (and hopefully more!).  
  
Each workshop will begin with short talks by invited discussants who are knowledgable on the subject, and then will encourage Q&A and discussion. 

10:30-11:30:   Immigration.   Speakers from Hawaii's immigrant rights community will address Trump's immigration policies; our vulnerable community in Hawai‘i, and steps that have been taken to resist.   
11:30-12:30:  Climate Change.   Scientists present will include Mark Hixon, Michael Hadfield, and Hector Venezuela.  
12:30-1:30:  Fascism/Dissent:   Representatives from ACLU and Refuse Fascism will speak to the dangers of fascism (what it is and how we need to resist), as well as current attacks on dissent.
1:30-2:30:   Representatives from Women's Voices, Women's Speak and World Can't Wait-Hawai‘i will give presentations on Trump's expanding war in the Middle East,  threats of nuclear war, and the increased militarization in the Pacific. Kim Compoc, who just returned from Okinawa's front-line struggle will give a short report-back.

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FREE MOVIE : BEFORE THE FLOOD
Jul
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

FREE MOVIE : BEFORE THE FLOOD

WHEN : Wednesday, July 5 / 6-8pm
WHERE : Ward Warehouse, 1050 Ala Moana (between Loco Boutique + T&C Surf)

WHAT : Screening "Before the Flood" at the Welcome to Free Speech exhibition

Come experience the Hawaii J20+ special cinema room and behold Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the globe witnessing first hand the hard reality of climate change.

Movie snacks will be supplied.

TRAILER : https://www.beforetheflood.com/

 

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