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- #MeToo applies to the predator in chief as well! We all heard Nikki Haley say that the women who’ve accused Trump deserve to be heard. She’s right! We are demanding that our MOCs stand up and call for investigations into these accounts, that Trump be held to the same standard as business leaders and MOCs who’ve been forced from their positions because of their inappropriate, illegal, and boorish behaviors. The era of men like Roy Moore and Trump holding power and abusing women has to end, and the two of them must be held accountable for their actions. The president must be asked to resign, and should Moore win, the Senate must immediately begin ethics committee work to unseat him.
2- The Senate passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the budget for two weeks while sorting the various GOP legislative disasters. Senator Hirono joined 13 other Senators in voting NO on the CR because of her stance that we cannot move forward without stabilized health care markets, CHIP funding, and a clean DREAM act. Senator Schatz did not take that position, nor is he joining with other Senators demanding a clean DREAM act. We will thank Sen. Hirono for her courageous stance and ask her to continue to stand firm. From Senator Schatz, we want to know why he’s willing to trade Dreamers for this GOP deal. He cannot cave to their deceit. He can’t let down the people of Hawaii who depend on him.
3- Bernie Sanders said on Sunday that “we’re not there yet” when asked about moving ahead with impeachment efforts, that “the country has to be brought along” and understand the charges and the Mueller findings. Meanwhile, Fox News and others have started their slow drip attack on the Mueller investigation, clearly agreeing with Sanders' theory and doing their part to ensure their viewers find it corrupt and wrong. We expect our MOCs to echo Sen. Sanders, that the GOP loved Mueller when he was at the FBI, but now that he’s investigating Trump, they say he’s corrupt. We cannot let the GOP get away with duping the American people so they can keep their predator-in-chief in the White House. We expect our MOCs to speak loudly and continuously on the importance of the Mueller investigation as well as investigations into the horrific stories of abuse and assault by the president.