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 THE IMMIGRATION BILL should hit the Senate floor this week, and we’ll be talking with our Senators about the continued importance of protecting Dreamers without using then as a pawn in some GOP fueled rabbit hole of racism and nativism. We want a clean bill with no amendments that are anti-family.
2- INFRASTRUCTURE is the latest shiny object, and the intel already rolling out shows that Trump’s strategy is to sell off some of the nation’s resources - everything from airports to roadways to power generation to park areas. It’s literally highway robbery. Trump’s efforts to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system has already been shot down by Congress, and now it seems we’ll need that strength again. Infrastructure has been one area where bipartisan work has seemed feasible. We’ll talk with our Members of Congress staffs about that feasibility now and what’s at stake for Hawaii and the nation.
3- SECURITY CLEARANCES MATTER! What’s going on with this WH and security clearances? Dozens of people with daily access to sensitive material continue to work in the building without clearances and no one seems to care! What are our MOCs doing about this, along with the numerous unfilled positions and other critical government work that this administration seems hell-bent on deconstructing?