Left to right: Hawaii team members Keola Smith, Donna Van Osdol, Rita Kama-Kimura, Brett Kulbis, Mark White, and Emil Svrcina met and participated with neighbor islanders Tim Means and Mikie Kerr by phone to discuss strategy ideas to prepare for 2019.
On Saturday, June 2, Convention of States Hawaii team members met in Mililani to discuss activities to prepare for Hawaii's 2019 legislative session.
Following opening remarks by Convention of States Executive Vice President Mike Ruthenburg and Western Region Director Ginny Rapini, State Director Mark White led a discussion of the many events that will prepare our team to be more effective in the next year. View a recording of the first half of the meeting here
The remaining months of 2018 are action-packed with opportunities to build our grassroots army in Hawaii.
June 16 and 17: Hawaii Rifle Association's Shooting Sports Fair at Koko Head Range
Coupled with Father's Day and our second biggest event of the year, this is a weekend of supervised sport shooting of all kinds. Convention of States Hawaii runs an outdoor display table promoting an Article V convention and collecting petition signatures. Your help, even if just a few hours, is needed. Tell us you'll volunteer by clicking here
September 14 and 15: Western Region Conference in Sacramento, CA
Two COS Hawaii team members will attend this inspirational one-day training featuring Western Region and national Convention of States leaders.
September 15 and 16: National Hunting and Fishing Weekend at Koko Head Range
Organized by Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources, its another Convention of States outdoor display table from which petition signatures are collected. If you enjoy hunting, fishing and promoting Article V come help us out! Volunteer here
Indoors or out, our Convention of States Hawaii display tables attract petition signers!
September 17: Constitution Day, associated with Constitution Week
The COS Hawaii team is looking into the possibility of making presentations about Article V to schools and homeschooling groups. If you can help us set up events at public, private, or home schools please, click here
September 29 and 30: Hawaii Historic Arms Association's Great Guns Show
Year after year, this is our most successful event. The gun show at the Blaisdell Center has it all: guns, knives, swords, memorabilia, models, costumes, and history. It features our famous COS Hawaii indoor display booth and table. Teams of our volunteers have lots of fun collecting petition signatures and telling people why we need a Convention of States. Sign up to help today! Click here
Mid to Late October: Convention of States VIP Visit
Lets do it again! Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance and the Convention of States Project, will visit Hawaii for grassroots and legislative support. Will include meetings with our grassroots army (meaning you
) as well as legislators, media appearances, meals with team members, and public "Talk Story" town hall events. We need lots of media, marketing, and logistical help with this visit. Volunteer here
November 6: Mid-term Elections
This election cycle, as required by law, two of our steadfast sponsors will give up their seats in the legislature to run for state office. Will you ask their replacements to support Convention of States?
Senator Will Espero, District 41, is running for the office of Lt Governor.
Rep Andrea Tupola, District 19, is running for the office of Governor.
January 16, 2019: Opening Day of the 30th Hawaii State Legislature
Here's where it starts. Hundreds of people gather at the capitol during the one-hour House and Senate opening sessions. Afterward, Hawaii citizens, activist groups, and our Convention of States teams disperse throughout the building to visit legislators in an "open office" environment with food, refreshments, and photo opportunities.
This event is our best chance to show our state lawmakers that Convention of States is the driving force for greater state sovereignty in Hawaii. Will you join us?
January 17 to May 9, 2019: Hawaii Legislative Session
This is it! A four-month period in which Convention of States team members actively lobby in both chambers for support, sponsorship, filing of our resolution, committee hearings, and passage of our Article V application urging Congress call a Convention of States.
Our plan calls for COS Hawaii teams to visit the capitol once a week for several weeks to encourage our legislators to bring power back from Washington, D.C., and restore our American constitutional republic.
Opening Day visits to the Capitol are great events and lots of fun!
To volunteer as a District Captain or a state leader on our team, check out all the opportunities you can sign up for at this webpage.