Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters.
WHAT, WHERE + WHEN
Option 1 : We’ve been promised Cong. Hanabusa will be waiting for us in her office at 1132 Bishop Street, and we’ll be there. Show up at 11:45 on Fort Street Mall across from Subway.
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 : If you want to make the rounds to Schatz, Hirono and Gabbard's offices instead, meet at 11:45 at the Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)
Let Tulsi’s staff know we appreciated the Town Hall, but we still want answers: why doesn’t she denounce Bannon rather than saying she “doesn’t like name calling.”We know she keeps saying she doesn’t want the support, but why do the members of the alt-right and the white supremacists like her so much? If she’s such a proponent of “taking aloha” to national leaders around the world and “trying to have a dialogue of peace,” why did she use that tactic with Assad, a war criminal, but didn’t join Pence in North Korea?
NOTE : Bring a photo ID
UPDATE + FOCUS:
Our Members of Congress are on the islands. This week we will be telling them to get on board and raise their voices (and their power) in the resistance to Trump and his agenda. Our key messages:
1. Follow the money, connect the dots of collusion, and as Congresswoman Maxine Waters said "We've got to stop his ass!"
The Russia ties, the comments like that of Spicer about the holocaust, and their complete indifference to the rule of law and the constitution are an embarrassment for the US around the world. It has already created instability and increased global conflict. Trump has to be reigned in, held accountable, and stopped.
2. North Korea: Case in point. POTUS eats a “Beautiful piece of chocolate cake” and starts dropping bombs. As North Korea escalates Hawai‘i is directly in harm’s way. Yes, we need missile defense here, but more importantly, we need our president to lead, to de-escalate, and to not toss bombs and the threat of bombs like candy at an Easter parade. And we need our delegation to be loud, forceful and unstoppable until this threat is addressed.
3. The fight on health care was a good win, but it’s not over. It is looking like it will get worse before it gets better. And now the president is tossing about threats that could dismantle our complete health care system, put lives at risk, and further de-stabilizing a system that literally every American depends on. Demand to know what our members are doing to fight Trump's twisted health care agenda and what we can do as individuals to assist in that battle.
REMINDER : Hanabusa Town Hall / Saturday, April 22 10:00am 12:00pm at St. Mary's of Mo'ili'ili (2062 S King Street)