Every legislative session, the ACLU of Hawai'i champions groundbreaking legislation that pushes our state and country forward. Our staff collaborate with lawmakers and other organizations to draft bills, mobilize ACLU supporters, and work in partnership with impacted communities. Learn more about our legislative priorities here.
Submit Testimony on Important Policy Changes
Your voice can make the difference in championing legislation that protects and defends our civil rights and liberties. Here are some resources on how to provide testimony to the Hawaii State Legislature and other government entities.
Write a Letter to the Editor
Letters to the editor are great advocacy tools. After you contact your elected officials, sending letters to the editor can achieve other advocacy goals because they reach a large audience and are read by elected officials.
Research Your Legislator
Before you establish a relationship with your legislator, you'll need to do your research! Here are some great resources for information on the Hawai'i State Legislature.
Write Your Legislator
Letters and emails sent directly to your legislators are a extremely effective. Here is how you can write an effective letter or e-mail to your legislators.
Meet Your Legislators
Meeting your legislator in person is an effective way to talk to them about what matters to you. Here are some tips for planning your meeting.
Tips on How to Engage with Your Legislators
Your elected officials need to hear from you. Whether it is a formal letter, a quick postcard, an email, or Facebook post policymakers depend on receiving information and guidance from their constituents and other residents when deciding how to vote on important issues.
Call Your Legislator
Calling is one of the most effective ways to contact your legislators. Here are some tips for planning out your phone call.
Host a (virtual) House Party
House parties are great ways to provide information, motivate activists, increase awareness of the ACLU in your community, and celebrate victories. Here are tips and tools you will need to make your house party a success.