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Legislative Session

Check out our resources below to help you navigate the legislative session! 

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GET TO KNOW THE CAPITOL

How to Use the Capitol Website

2021 Calendars, Schedules, & Deadlines 

 

WRITING TESTIMONY

 

Testimony Resources

How to Register & Submit Testimony

Hawaiʻi Food+ Policy

Submit Testimony and Request to Offer Oral Testimony 

Hawaiʻi Public Access Room

Show your support or opposition for legislative bills by submitting testimony! 

 

How to Testify: 

  • You will need to create an account on the Capitol website.

  • See the link to register in the upper right corner of the homepage.

  • Sign up for our newsletter to get alerts about a food system bill that needs your  support.

  • Remember to include your name, where you live & personalize the testimony about.

  • Why this issue matters to you. 

  • You can also testify virtually by selecting this option while submitting your testimony at the State Capitol Portal. To get the virtual link & participate, you will need to select the option that says “Remotely via Zoom during the hearing & written testimony when asked “How will you be testifying?”

 

Check out additional the additional resources below that can help you make your voice heard this legislative session. 

How To Send An Email for Bill Scheduling

 

Here's an example email to use: 

Aloha Rep Luke,

 

I'm writing to ask if you would please schedule these good food system bills for hearing in FIN: SB512, SB338, and SB1344.

 

These bills have made it through so many committees this session because many legislators and community members see the necessity and benefit of expanding/continuing SNAP double bucks, establishing food hubs for greater food security, and incorporating wild seafood into our state sustainability plans, respectively. FIN is the final committee hurdle and I hope you will not let these bills die.

The community understands that budgets are tight due to Covid, but there is also urgency to address the health, security, and sustainability of our islands. If these bills aren't scheduled, I'd appreciate learning why they were left out this year.

Thanks for your service to Hawaiʻi.

aloha nō,
Kelsey Amos
Food+ Policy Internship