Here are some activities that you may want to participate in this week.
WEBINAR – THE SECURE ELECIONS NETWORK (SEN) & MEDIA MATTERS RESEARCH DIRECTORS
The spread of Mis- and Disinformation Online and how it has been filling the void left by a dwindling local news environment.
Thursday, 1 pm, HST
Register here for zoom link.
Questions for the presenters or about this program? Respond here
PUSH FOR SENATE APPROVAL OF S1 – FOR THE PEOPLE ACT
The American people are tired of a government that serves only the wealthy and corporate interests. We’ve seen how our democracy and the power of the American people have continued to diminish each and every day.
If Americans are ever going to see progress on the policy issues we care about, we must have a democracy that responds to the needs and priorities of voters – not wealthy donors and corporate interests.
The House recently passed the bill and now, in order to fix and strengthen our Democracy, the Senate must pass the For the People Act (S1)
S1 the boldest and most sweeping democracy reform bill in decades. We have a once in a generation opportunity to fix what’s broken in our democracy – and we must seize it! If passed, the For the People Act would get
- big money out of politics,
- restore voting rights and offer new protections for voters,
- end gerrymandering so that electoral districts are fairly drawn, and
- hold government officials accountable with new ethics standards.
Call your Senator TODAY to urge them to support the For the People Act as a first order of business in the new Congress, and to thank them if they’ve supported the bill in the past.
Click here to find out ways you can support S1
- Call your Senators
- Write Letter to Editor (sample provided)
- Schedule meeting with your Senator
- Sign Petition
- Sign Up to Learn More
WEBINAR – ZERO WASTE AND EXPANDING RE-USE OPPORTUNITIES IN HAWAII
Senator Acasio presents RE-USE, a free webinar that addresses how re-using products can help us reach our sustainability goals.
Saturday, May 22, 10:00-11:30 HST
HAWAI’I COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEMBERS ASKED TO REQUEST GOV IGE VETO SB 1350, CD1
‘Vague Language’ In SB1350 may contradict State Supreme Court Ruling.
Prevent voter supression of Hawai’i Island Residents in 2021 Reapportionment. For more details, Click Here to see letter to members.
INTERESTED IN OTHER PERSPECTIVES?
If you are interested in reading newspapers in this country and from around the world you can find them atrefdesk.com
Ballotpedia.org also a great resource on redistricting, see https://ballotpedia.org/Redistricting
“LET’S TALK POLITICS WITH RAY”
5/24 and 6/7 sessions are cancelled. Ray is finally getting to visit with family members on the East Coast.
HAWAII DOCUMENTARY – FOOD INSECURITY IN HAWAII
This documentary, entitled “Ketchup and M&M’s,” explores how the pandemic exposed Hawaii’s significant food insecurity concerns and the consequences of an over-reliance of shipping products in.
Next broadcast Sat May 22 at 7pm on KFVE and then again on KHNL May 29 at 7pm. They will broadcast again a few more times and then will be available online.
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