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 Spending Bill, DACA, and a possible government shutdown loom this week. Where’s the strategy and what are our MOCs doing to keep our promise to Dreamers and flex their muscle over a possible government shutdown?
2- The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (CCR) is another move by the NRA to ensure guns are even more prevalent across the country. While most Americans overwhelmingly support “common sense gun violence prevention,” this bill flies in the face of that view, allowing people with open carry permits to carry those guns into states that don’t have open carry laws. We demand our members oppose the bill, speak loudly about the insanity of the proposal, and use their voice and clout to bring their colleagues along to stand up against the NRA.
3- Mueller is getting closer and closer, and the WH is getting crazier and crazier. Now Trump’s lawyer says the president can’t obstruct justice because he IS justice. Concerns of him firing Mueller are mounting. What is Congress doing to prevent that from happening, and what’s next in reining in this madhouse of an administration?
4- The tax bill is despicable, destroying American lives. And the GOP is revealing who they are in every line, every tenet of the legislation. Just yesterday, Sen. Grassley said, “I think not having an estate tax recognizes the people that are investing, as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.” Unpacking the privilege in that statement is mind-boggling, not to mention his placement of women as a low-end commodity like booze and movies. They may succeed in passing this bill, but we demand that our MOCs make it their mission, every day, to remind Americans what they’ve said, what they’ve done, and what they believe.