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- DACA and the SHUTDOWN: We want a clean DACA bill now AND we want a majority party after the 2018 elections. This weekend's flurry might have been progress - or it may have been a disastrous game of chicken, given that Dems voted to re-open for 3 weeks on a promise from a man who's not kept a promise yet. Sen. Hirono voted NO on reopening the government, not trusting that promise, while Sen. Schatz voted yes. Let's hear what they have to say, but let's not lose focus on why we're out there every week: this is not a country where we turn our back on immigrants, nor is it one where we build walls to keep people out.
2- This is THE year. 2018 elections across the country can put a stop to so much of this madness. We want to hear their strategy and we want them to know we are not backing down, slowing down, or accepting anything less than commitment to the issues we care about.
3- The shiny new toys keep taking all the oxygen, but this administration's hate-filled rhetoric is tearing the country apart, and the Mueller investigation needs our complete support. What are our MOCs doing in Washington to keep the pressure on the WH and their incessant bullying, lying, and destruction of our republic? It's been a year, and we may not survive another one.