Aloha Members of the Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i,
The legislative year is almost upon us, and it is time for our Caucus to get active. That being said, we have a number of announcements and invitations to pass on:
On December 4, at 8:30 AM, the General Caucus is invited to attend a Sierra Club sponsored advocacy training session at the State Capital. The session lasts four-hours and should be extremely informative. Specific information will be posted on out new website as soon as we have full details.
Speaking of websites, we are pleased to announce our new website URL, and invite you to visit and bookmark its homepage. You will find it at enviromentalcaucusofthedemocraticpartyofhawaii.wordpress.com.
Oh wait, you are already here. Good for you.
Be sure to check out our calendar while here, for information on our upcoming Steering Committee Meetings and more.
We also would like to announce two General Caucus meetings: The first on December 1, 2010, see our website calendar for time and location.
At this meeting we will be reporting to the General Caucus regarding our activities over the past two months, as well as finalizing plans for the extended General Caucus meeting scheduled to follow on December 11.
We are also still looking for someone to take over the Subcommittee chair position for Food Security and Sustainability.
If you, or someone you know, is interest, please let us know and plan to attend.
The second General caucus meeting is set for December 11, 2010, again see our website calendar for time and location.
This four-hour meeting will feature a panel discussion, reports from our three subcommittees, breakout sessions for member impute, as well as recommendations and votes on legislative initiatives.
We are specifically looking for legislative solutions and not just a long list of Hawai’i’s problems, so we encourage you to come with potential solutions in mind.
The December 11, 9am-1pm — proposed meeting agenda follows:
a. Greetings and introductions
b. Panel discussion with members of each task force.
c. Break into subcommittees and discussion that subcommittees top priorities.
d. Subcommittee recommendations with a decision on the top three legislative priorities in each task force.
Finally, for those who really want to get actively involved, we have uploaded a “working document” based on Gov. Abercrombie’s environmental white pages. We invite you to check it out and help us with any recommendations. You can find the document at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19cyjQsVHsB8txEvGvdG5UypLWSkeWOc4BUF3rkpZ9fY/edit?authkey=CKSp3NkP&hl=en#
Anyone can look at it. If you would like to add comments, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will arrange for internet editing access.
We also have a new Facebook page where you can bring up issues and make comments on environmental issues that matter. You will find our new Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_127204294003959#!/home.php?sk=group_127204294003959
Mahalo for your time, and we hope see you at our next few Caucus meetings,
Lynn Marie Sager
Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i