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Impactful Advocacy Training

As part of the Membership Committee's (MCDPH) commitment to making sure all Democrats are prepared for the 2020 Legislative Session and Election cycle were are hosting a series of trainings and briefings over the next few months.  All trainings by MCDPH (unless otherwise stated) are for MEMBERS ONLY of the Democratic Party of Hawai'i, so if you want bring a friend to the training make sure they are a member of the DPH by sending them this link: https://hawaiidemocrats. org/join/

Impactful Advocacy Training

TONIGHT, January 7, 2020

Location takes place at DPH HQ 627 South St. Suite 105, Honolulu, HI from 5:30 – 7:30 pm (DPH Members ONLY)
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  • Participation is available as follows:
    • Call In:  If you are using a landline, you may incur long distance charges.
    • Dial-in Number: (605) 313-6153
    • Meeting ID: 809760#
  • Computer:

Agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. Briefing on 2020 DPH Priority Bills/Issues by DPH Legislative Committee (10 minutes)
  3. Quick overview on how a bill becomes a law (5 minutes)
    1. A Participant’s Guide: Walk through Session (PAR): http://lrbhawaii.org/ par/pub/pgwalkthru.pdf
    2. Glossary of Legislative Terms http://lrbhawaii.org/ reports/lglos.html
  4. Quick overview on how to use the Capitol on-line system (10 minutes)
    1. How to create an account
      Hawai‘i Legislature’s Website: A Guide (PAR) 
      http://lrbhawaii.org/par/pub/ sitegde13.pdf
    2. How to find bills
      1. Word search
      2. Packages
    3. How to get hearing notices
    4. How to track bills and create reports
    5. How to submit written testimony
      How to submit testimony (PAR):

http://lrbhawaii.org/par/pub/ howtotest.pdf

  1. Effective Written Testimony (15 minutes)
    1. Do’s and Don’ts
    2. How to ensure you are getting your point across
    3. How long is too long…
      Written Testimony: Bare Basics (PAR)
      http://lrbhawaii.org/par/pub/ egtest.pdf
  2. Effective Verbal Testimony (10 minutes)
  1. Engaging Staff & Elected Officials (10 minutes)
    1. Tried and true
    2. ‘Leave Behind’
    3. What not to do
  2. How to support your bill(s) outside of hearings (10 minutes)
  3. Questions (15 minutes)

Announcements

Other Upcoming DPH 2020 Trainings & Activities

Island of O'ahu – Monday, January 20, 2020 – DPH Membership Booth at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Rally at Kapiʻolani Park 

 

The rally goes from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (usually ends early)

If you want to help staff the booth please contact Michael at michael@hawaiidemocrats.org

 

The Oʻahu County Committee will have a unit with a Trolley in the MLK Jr. parade and they are having a gathering after the parade as well.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 – What to expect at the March 4th District/Precinct Meeting at DPH HQ 627 South St. Suite 105, Honolulu, HI from 5:30 – 7:30 pm (Open to the public)
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The training to include the following:
Responsibilities and how the elections will work for: 
    Precinct Officers, 
    District Officers, & 
    Delegates to the State Convention & County Convention.
Brief summary of how to become a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in Milwaukee in July 2020.

  • Participation is available as follows:
    • Call In:  If you are using a landline, you may incur long distance charges.
    • Dial-in Number: (605) 313-6153
    • Meeting ID: 809760#
  • Computer:

Online Meeting ID: dphvideo

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