Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters.
SLIGHT CHANGE IN PLANS THIS WEEK!
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)
We will visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Thursday, Jan 11 / Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)
NOTE : Bring a photo ID
TALKING POINTS :
1- TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR KIDS and DREAMERS! We keep talking about it, they keep promising, and nothing is happening. Kids and families who depend on CHIP are facing an uncertain future, and our DREAMERS are facing uncertainty and deportation. These issues haven’t been controversial until this administration (and this Congress) decided to hold them ransom for their greedy special interests. It’s time for our Dems to say NO MORE and not participate in the GOP nonsense until these issues are resolved.
2- TRUMP’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLANS will once again reward the 1% with fat contracts and gigs without taking care of local communities that desperately need funds to improve badly aged and deteriorating roads, bridges, ports, and so much more. #StopTrumpTrolls is the national battle cry for this thievery, and we will be front and center with our MOCs demanding that they not fall for this bait-and-switch plan. We know what the “tax reform” legislation meant for working people, and this one’s likely to be even worse.
3- DEMAGOGUERY and CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR ARE HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT. It’s out there for us to see everyday, from Twitter to the headlines to the well researched reports of media around the country. And yet, somehow, we look the other way, saying it’s “Trump being Trump.” No. That cannot continue. Our Members of Congress are required by their oath of office to “Support and defend the Constitution…against all enemies foreign and domestic…and take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion…” Let’s make 2018 the year they do exactly that - speak loudly and forcefully on these very points, that this administration is damaging us on the world stage, robbing our people of their rights and their access to basic services, and undoing everything the Constitution they swear to defend establishes for us. If not now, when? If not us, who?