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Walk About the Capitol with Kanu Hawaii

Kanu Hawaii’s Rotunda Roundup series is nearing an end.  As the legislative session comes to a close, the folks at Kanu Hawaii and Common Cause Hawaii are ramping up efforts to get the public involved.  Thursday, April 28th, will be the “Walk About the Capitol.”  Guests will be show around various parts of the capitol which culminates with a visit to both the House and Senate chambers.  Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland will be on hand to discuss bills being heard in conference committee as well.

Visit Kanu Hawaii for more details.

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Rotunda Roundup Thursday

Today is Rotunda Roundup Thursday!  Join Kanu Hawaii and special guest Chad Blair from Civil Beat for an interesting look at the Hawaii’s “Shield Law.”

Chad Blair from Civil Beat will be in attendance to discuss Hawaii's "Shield Law" (PHOTO: twitter.com/chadblaircb)

Also on tap today are tax and budget issues, as well as updates from Common Cause Hawaii.

Be at the State Capitol, today from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  Take some time out of your busy schedule to get involved!

Rotunda Roundup Time

This week’s installment of Kanu Hawaii’s Rotunda Roundup features Brent Dillabaugh, Asset Building Director from Hawaii Alliance for Community Based Economic Development.  Dillabaugh will be updating participants on some asset building policies.

The Kanu Hawaii gang will be providing budget updates and Common Cause Hawaii will have some updates on a few ethics bills.  There will also be updates to some bills on food sustainability as well as voter registration.

Join Kanu Hawaii and Common Cause every Thursday at 5:30p.m. until the end of the legislative session.

Rotunda Round-Up Time!

It’s Thursday and time for another Kanu Hawaii Rotunda Roundup.  Join the gang from Kanu Hawaii and Common Cause Hawaii to meet some of Hawaii’s Legislators as well as stay up to date with all the happenings at the Capitol.

This week features KAHEA, The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance.  KAHEA works to improve the quality of life for Hawaii’s people through the revitalization and protection of Hawaii’s unique natural and cultural resources. KAHEA will share updates on bills related to environmental and cultural issues.

Join Kanu Hawaii and Common Cause Hawaii on Thursday, March 18 @ 5:30 p.m.

Be part of the solution: Every Thursday until April 28th starting at 5:30PM.

Kanu Hawai‘i is a movement of people working for sustainable, compassionate, selfreliant communities. We strive toward this vision with personal commitments to change and demonstrations of kuleana.

Common Cause Hawai‘i is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that works to promote citizen participation in the political process and hold government accountable to the public interest.   Common Cause Hawai‘i focuses on issues of voting and elections, money in politics, ethics, and open government.

GET INVOLVED: COMPLACENCY BREEDS INCOMPETENCE!

 

Kanu Hawaii Rotunda Round-up March 10, 2011

It’s Thursday and time for another Kanu Hawaii Rotunda Roundup.  Join the gang from Kanu Hawaii and Common Cause Hawaii to meet some of Hawaii’s Legislators as well as stay up to date with all the happenings at the Capitol.  This week’s focus will be on the “Crossover” – when bills that started in the House move to the Senate and vice versa.  There will be a quick tour of the Public Access Room and maybe a visit the chambers and watch floor speeches as part of the Roundup.  Be part of the solution: Every Thursday until April 28th starting at 5:30PM.

Join Kanu Hawaii and Common Cause Hawaii and be part of the solution. (PHOTO CREDIT: KANU HAWAII)

Kanu Hawai‘i is a movement of people working for sustainable, compassionate, selfreliant communities. We strive toward this vision with personal commitments to change and demonstrations of kuleana.

Common Cause Hawai‘i is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that works to promote citizen participation in the political process and hold government accountable to the public interest.   Common Cause Hawai‘i focuses on issues of voting and elections, money in politics, ethics, and open government.

GET INVOLVED: COMPLACENCY BREEDS INCOMPETENCE!

Kanu Hawaii’s Rotunda Roundup

Kanu Hawaii’s weekly “Rotunda Roundup” continues on today from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  This week’s session has an eye on education.  Hui for Excellence in Education(HE’E) will be on hand to discuss legislation currently being looked at ranging from Board of Education nominees to new kindergarten and preschool laws.

Following the brief, Education Committee Chairs Sen. Jill Tokuda and Rep. Roy Takumi will be available to speak with those in attendance.

Common Cause will once again be present as they will join Kanu Hawaii to provide updates on current bills being followed by both groups as well as where we stand on the Legislative Calendar.

For more information contact Kanu Hawaii.

Monday’s Best: Common Cause

Aloha and welcome to another installment of “Monday’s Best” brought to you by Desperate America. After last week’s special comment, today we celebrate and put the spotlight on an organization that is dedicated to voicing the concerns of all Americans. Today we spotlight an organization that was founded to help citizens stay involved in how the country is run.  Common Cause is this week’s “Monday’s Best.”

John W. Gardner started Common Cause in 1970 to help bring the public into the political discussion.

Originally founded in 1970, by John Gardner, Common Cause became a vehicle for citizens to have their voices heard during the political process and keep politicians accountable for public interest. Common Cause is focused on creating and fostering an environment of accountability and honest government. 4,000 members were in place as the organization launched in 1970 as a people’s lobby. It now boasts a membership of 400,000 and 36 state offices in addition to the Washington D.C. office. The organization has a local Hawaii chapter that helps promote seminars and events discussing varying topics such as corporate lobbyists and fair elections. Currently, Common Cause is working on strengthening public participation, promoting fair elections, fight for independent media, and working to curb the money flowing from corporations into the government for lobbying.

Common Cause has an array of chances for the public to become involved. Alongside of local meetings or seminars, Common Cause offers memberships for a low-cost of $15 for students and $40 for individuals. There are also family membership packages as well as high-end packages. Visit their membership page for more information. Common Cause also features a special “Take Action” page on the organization website. This area lists different initiatives that Common Cause is currently undertaking. The page offers online petitions or letters that allow interested individuals to participate and add their name to the cause. The section also offers resources to find local elected officials and ways to contact them. Common Cause has a very easily navigated website. For more about getting involved visit Common Cause today!

Common Cause is a worthwhile organization whose sole mission is to bring people into the discussion. It is an organization that hinges on public support and donations. If anyone is looking for a way to get involved with the community, Common Cause is a great way to get started. Hawaii needs more people to get involved. America needs more people to get involved. Whether its Common Cause, Pixel Project, or any other worthy organization, the citizens of Hawaii and the rest of the nation need to be involved. Once again, congratulations to Common Cause for their extraordinary efforts. They are truly Monday’s Best!

Get Involved: Complacency is the breeding grounds for Incompetence!