Make Your Voice Heard
One of the most powerful ways to make your voice heard is to engage in the local policymaking process. You can do this both at the state and county levels. The Hawaiʻi statewide policymaking session runs from January 19 – May 5, 2022. There are multiple opportunities to submit testimony right from the comfort of your own computer. Remember, a handful of people are making the laws and decisions that decide the fate of our environment and public health. By getting involved in the process, you are able to influence these decisions and support a healthy, thriving, and sustainable island community.
Step 1: Subscribe to Surfrider Policy Updates & Action Alerts
Receive weekly updates on the status of Surfrider Foundation priority bills and Action Alerts to submit testimony.
Step 2: Register online to submit testimony & track bills
Visit capitol.hawaii.gov. Click on “Register” in the top right corner. Complete the form with the information requested. Once you have registered, you can sign in to submit testimony. Testimony typically must be submitted at least 24 hours before the bill is heard to be considered on time.
Step 3: Sign In
Step 4: Click on “Testimony”
Step 5: Type in the bill number & click “Continue”
Step 6: Submit Your Testimony
If your bill is scheduled for a hearing, you will be able taken to a site where you can either type in your testimony or attached a .pdf file. Follow the instructions on the screen and click “Submit” after you have written your comments.
Step 7: Give Yourself a High-Five
You did it! Now share with your friends how easy it is to submit testimony and be involved in the process.