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Civics Is Sexy: Submit Testimony Today!

February 02, 2017

The 3rd Annual Civics is Sexy event was held at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol on Saturday, January 21. Over 200 people attended the event, more than triple in years past! With many participants coming straight from the historic Women’s March, this training was a great way to harness the excitement to empower Hawaiʻi residents on how to follow, track & testify on bills being introduced at the Hawaiʻi State Legislature this year.

The legislative session has just kicked off, and there are some great bills we hope you will support:

  • HB371: Prohibits the use of EPS Foam (aka Styrofoam) at state-owned & state-run buildings and facilities - this includes the DOE & public schools! ​
  • SB1109: Prohibits the use of EPS Foam (aka Styrofoam) for food vendors
    • ACTION ALERT: hearing on Wednesday February 8 at 1:15pm in conference room 224.
    • Submit Testimony before then online and save the date to attend and testify in person 
  • HB600:

    • ACTION ALERT: First hearing is Tuesday, January 31 at 8:30am in House conference room 325 
    • Submit Testimony
  • HB1557: Establishes a funded composting pilot project in DOE schools. Establishes a pilot project working group between Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health.

  • SB227: Appropriates funds for the hiring of a coordinator and for interisland travel and operating expenses of the P-20 Agriculture Education Working Group within the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Outlines the duties of the working group and opens participation in the working group to additional persons and entities.

  • HB255: Establishes the farm to school grant program to provide grants to farmers participating in the Hawaii farm to school program. Creates the farm to school grant program special fund. Makes an appropriation.sjvbkvbs

To show your support for these bills, you can create an account or log-in at Then select “Hearing Notifications” from the home page, and type in the bill numbers you’d like to follow. Once submitted, you will get email notifications about upcoming hearings on those bills so you can submit written testimony and deliver oral testimony when possible.