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- The Dotard’s feud with North Korea is still simmering, and the ruckus over Tillerson only makes it worse. We’ll ask our MOCs what they’re doing to reign in this childishness coming from the WH, what’s being done to shore up the State Department’s role in this escalating situation, and why the Senate Foreign Relations committee - chaired by Sen. Corker - hasn’t called hearings to address the escalating dangers.
2- The administration’s continued march to place people in positions of power who are not scientists, don’t accept scientific data, and in many cases, do not believe it is relevant continues and is getting worse. The NASA nominee is making news and Sen. Schatz has joined a group of Senators opposing Bridenstine’s appointment. It’s also appalling that Bridenstine has a long history of opposing rights for the LBGTQ community. We’ll demand our MOCs speak loudly against this nominee and ask Senator Schatz what we can do to support his opposition when the nomination is heard by the Senate Commerce Committee (where Schatz is a member.)
3- Bob Corker’s comments about Trump are strong and on-point. But what’s not gotten much attention is his comment that most of his GOP colleagues agree with him. If that’s true, what are our Senators doing to bring those GOP votes to bear on issues that matter? It’s increasingly clear, even to those who initially supported Trump, that he’s unfit to lead and is barreling us towards disaster. The Senate needs to coalesce NOW to stop him. They have to put country before party, and what are our Senators doing to move us in that direction?