Hawaii Action Prompt
Hawaii Action Prompt
The grassroots are the key to victory in Hawaii -- high numbers ensure success! We already have 2000 people signed up as supporters and are looking at more this year. So are you ready to talk to your neighbors and friends about the Convention of States Project?
Our goal is to recruit a District Captain in every one of our 51 Hawaii state house district. The District Captain's mission is simple: find people in your district willing to contact their state legislators in support of Convention of States legislation next session.
It doesn't take a huge time commitment to make a difference. Just five constituent phone calls is often enough to move an issue to the top of a state legislator's priority list. In person meetings are even more effective.
Get involved today by reaching out to your state legislators. Its actually pretty easy but if you're not sure what to say take a look at this link:
If you'd like a Convention of States Hawaii leader to attend a meeting with you and your legislator, contact your District Captain or one of your State Leaders: State Director Mark White, (808) 753-5323 or Grassroots Coordinator Brett Kulbis, (808) 689-3040.
Your voice is important. Make it heard by sharing Convention of States with your friends and contacts. Don't miss the chance to tell future generations that you stood strong for liberty!
State Director Mark White gets ready to collect signatures on a Father's Day weekend event in Hawaii.
Our Convention of States Hawaii team had great success over the Father's Day weekend collecting over 110 petition signatures during the Hawaii Rifle Association's annual Shooting Sports Fair at the Koko Head Range in East Oahu. We set up an outdoor table under a big Banyan tree for shade, right next to the registration tent, tied up our banners, spread out our 2nd Amendment and FAQs, Palm cards and pocket Constitutions on the table for people to read and then started collecting signatures.
The trick is having more than one person work the table by approaching people (away from the table!) and ask them directly to help us by singing our petition. Immediately, they'll ask: "What's it for"? That's when you can start talking about Convention of States, just make it quick and concise! We had to be ready when the event opened each day as the registration line got long in the morning. It took all three of us to work the line down without interfering with registration.
One way to approach people when you have to get through a line of over 100 in a hurry. Print out blank petition signature slips and staple them individually to the palm cards. Pass those out throughout the long registration line. Ask folks to sign the petition, explain Convention of States, then leave the card and blank petition form with them (along with a pencil). Ask them to read more about Convention of States on the palm card and when they get done filling out the form, bring it over to the table to get a free pocket constitution. Move on to the next group.....
Brett Kulbis, Hawaii Grassroots Coordinator for Convention of States.
Instead of using the standard one-page petition signature form, we used a 4-signature petition form we made up last year and had printed. Each signature area asked for the same information but doesn't include the actual text of the message itself. Along with a Pocket Constitution we provided a copy of the 1-page petition as it shows the email that's sent to state legislators.
Our 4-signature petition form works pretty well for us. Minimizes papers and allows us to mingle with groups better.
These cards with the petition signature strips attached worked pretty well as they allow me to keep moving through a big crowd on my own until help arrived.Read more
We've done it Again In Hawaii!
The Convention of States Project's application is now officially filed in the Hawaii Senate! On Friday, March 11th, Senator Sam Slom along with seven co-sponsoring Senators, filed the COS application in the Senate seeking an amendment-proposing convention of the states to restore our Constitutional Republic.
The official Senate Resolution number is SR80, along with its identical Senate Concurrent Resolution SCR114.
Now with resolutions filed in 38 other states in 2015 and already passed in 6 states, SR80 sets the agenda of the meeting to consider amendments to, 1) impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, 2) limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and,3) limit the terms of office for federal officials and for members of Congress.
This begins the process in the Senate! This is the 3rd of 4 emails in this series you'll receive asking for your help to reach out to state legislators. Please take a moment right now to contact the Senate members on the Judiciary and Labor Committee and ask them to support Convention of States Resolution SR27 by bringing it to a committee hearing!
Click on the links below to send an email to the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee members. Then please call the members of that committee to declare your support for SR80 and SCR114. Please be polite, respectful, and grateful for their service to Hawaii. Suggested email text and phone script is below.
As a resident of Hawaii I want you to know I strongly support the Convention of States effort to rein in the power of the federal government and return that power to the States. Since you are a member of the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee, I request you give Senate Resolution #80 and Senate Concurrent Resolution #114 a hearing in the JDL Committee and vote to send these resolutions to the floor of the Senate for passage.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
(Your Name and City)
Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee Members:
Chair: Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran 808-586-7344
Vice Chair: Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro 808-586-7793
Senator Mike Gabbard 808-586-6830
Senator Kaiali'i Kahele 808-586-6760
Senator Donna Mercado Kim 808-587-7200
Senator Laura H. Thielen 808-587-8388
Senator Sam Slom (Resolution Sponsor)
Yours in freedom,
State Director, Hawaii
CONVENTION of STATES