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- Nuclear Diplomacy is more important now than ever! The Iran deal is in peril, putting our standing globally in dangerous waters. Relations with North Korea are critical right now, and Trump’s need to grandstand puts Americans’ lives as risk. We need real minds, real diplomats, and real strategies in play - not tweets, sound bites, and reality TV show announcement strategies. We will ask our MOCs what they are doing to ensure national security and diplomatic strategies in the midst of Trump’s chaos on the international stage (a likely bait-and-switch to deflect attention from his personal problems.)
2- Democrats are struggling in the messaging wars, with Trump’s approval ratings ticking up despite the obvious problems in his governance, strategy, and ability to deliver. We’ll ask our MOCs what the plan is to recapture that moral high ground, focus on issues that matter to voters around the country, and help them be more clear-eyed and aware of the president’s inability to lead the nation. Midterms are right around the corner and our work now will directly impact our ability to control Congress come January!
3- Taking children away from their parents is reprehensible on all levels, something that’s only done as a desperate last resort in heinous domestic situations. Now, this administration has now made it their immigration policy - no longer doing it in the cloak of darkness but now announcing their intent to remove children from their parents as a matter of immigration policy and deterrence. This is a reprehensible policy that cannot be allowed to stand. We will ask our MOCs to speak loudly and frequently on this new nightmare in the Trump regime and demand that immigration and human rights policy makers put their strength behind stopping this policy now. Families and children’s lives hang in the balance. We cannot fail them.