CapitolWatch is dedicated to demystifying the legislative process so you can have your voice heard on environmental issues that you care about.
Our goal is to create a team of volunteer “CapitolWatch leaders” who will help us create, research, follow, and provide testimony for bills pertaining to the environment. Through this program, team leaders and members will learn how to engage with local communities, organize for collective power, and gain legislative experience.
In building a truly diverse environmental justice movement, all applicants are welcome. This is a great opportunity to learn first-hand how laws are made in the state of Hawaiʻi and there is also opportunity for students to get internship credit.
Helpful Links: Important Resources:
- 2017 Legislative Session Calendar What does it take for a bill to become a law in Hawaiʻi?
- How to Receive Hearing Notices by Email Quick overview of Hawaiʻi State Legislature
- Find Your Districts: The bare basics of writing testimony
- Map of Hawaiʻi State Capitol
- Legislative Email Directory Hawaiʻi State Legislature Website
- Leadership and Committee Membership: Step by step guide to submitting testimony online
Upcoming Events at the Capitol:
To search hearings by date, click here and use the “Hearings by Date” option