Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hawaii's Public Access Room Attracts International Attention

As the legislature’s Public Access Room (PAR) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, the Swiss Broadcasting Company (SBC) is in Honolulu to find out more about Hawaii’s Public Access program, the only one of its kind in the United States. The SBC has been focused on the concept of ‘Direct Democracy’ and has been highlighting organizations across the world that demonstrate good practices in connecting legislation with the public.

The Public Access Room is a free public service that provides members of the public with a full range of information resources, facilities, and services needed to aid their participation in the legislative process. The office offers regularly scheduled workshops and training in the State Capitol and on the neighbor islands to acquaint members of the public with the legislative process and to provide resources for effective communication with lawmakers.

For more information, go to or call 808-587-0478.

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