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- DREAMERS and IMMIGRATION: They’ve kicked the can down the road, and now we’re staring at a week to get a deal or face another shutdown. What’s the plan? Where’s the strategy? We will once again let our Members of Congress know that we expect a clean DREAMer bill, and we expect them to protect immigrants already here and looking to come here. Any plays by the GOP to diminish that outcome are simply unacceptable.
2- The STATE OF THE UNION comes tomorrow night. As Sen. Schatz said in a recent tweet, he will read the prepared words and the media will swoon like it’s the Gettysburg Address. It’s not. And chances are he’ll see a bump in his favorability numbers. Don’t take the bait that he’s starting to gain traction. Democrats must remain strong and defiant on all issues related to this administration —immigration, the Mueller investigation (and protecting him), health care, and the rights and protections of vulnerable communities. We cannot be brought to the table by his deceit and lies.
3- ANDREW McCABE’S RESIGNATION suggests Trump’s purge of those who question him and his dealings is underway. Democrats cannot sit by silently and watch this civil servant take a lashing from the GOP. This president’s bullying and lying about those who disagree with him(not to mention asking civil servants who they voted for) flies in the face of everything our government is built upon. Over the weekend, GOP members of Congress deferred when asked about the likelihood of the president firing Mueller —a significant change in tenor from their remarks six months ago that such action would create a constitutional crisis. We cannot let the GOP and Trump run roughshod over civil servants, our rule of law, and the future of our country. We expect our Members to speak loudly and to work with their peers to reach all Americans and let the nation know that this is not right, it’s not acceptable, and it’s just not how we run a great nation.