Lobbying workshops coming

LIHUE — With a new legislative session just around the corner, now is an ideal time for the public to learn more about how laws are created in the state and what citizens can do to have a say in the process.

This year, the Public Access Room is offering two workshops at locations on Kauai. One is geared towards newcomers and provides an introduction to the legislative process to get new participants ready for the session. The second workshop is for those who already have an understanding of how laws are made and will focus on advanced advocacy tips on effective lobbying.

“How-to” guides, informational handouts and other resources will be available. Workshop times are:

• Hanapepe Public Library; Tuesday, Oct. 23, noon to 1 p.m. beginners’ presentation; 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. advanced presentation.

• Princeville Public Library; Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. beginners’ presentation; 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. advanced presentation.

• Kapaa Public Library; Wednesday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. beginners’ presentation; 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. advanced presentation.

• Lihue Neighborhood Center; Thursday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. beginners’ presentation; 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. advanced presentation.

While registration for the free workshops is encouraged, drop-ins are always welcome. Info: 587-0478 or par@capitol.hawaii.gov

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