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- SATURDAY MORNING WAS UNACCEPTABLE! We want intel from our Members of Congress about what they knew and when they knew it, and we want to know what steps are being taken to establish safeguards, re-establish community trust and credibility, and truly create a system and infrastructure that protects the people of Hawaii.
2- WHILE WE RAN IN FEAR, TRUMP GOLFED. We’ve always known we’re a breath away from being Puerto Rico, and now Trump has confirmed it. He knew within three minutes that it was a false alarm and could have turned to Twitter, “his generals,” and others. Instead, he golfed. Never did he reach out to Governor Ige (that we know about). Never did he address the people of Hawaii. Instead, his staff issued a tepid statement that clearly pointed blame at the state. And he golfed. We want to know how our MOCs plan to respond to his dismissal of these American citizens, their constituents. We want to know what they plan to do to make clear to him that it’s his bullying and man-child behavior that got us here in the first place. While he golfed, a little boy in Hawaii said to his parents, “I’m too young to die.” Another one asked, “Am I going to melt?” He’s done nothing to protect Americans, and under his watch, children legitimately wonder if they’re going to melt. Enough is enough.
3- CLEAR DREAM ACT OR SHUT IT DOWN! Enough already! We’ve seen time and time and time again that working with this man doesn’t work. If he remembers his promises, he betrays them. He cannot, nor should not, be trusted nor coddled. It’s simple: Democrats made a promise to these young people. Now we need to keep it.