Videos of Past Events

Below are selected highlights from past Common Cause Hawaii events, with links to video and additional information.  For more photos please visit our Facebook page.

January 26, 2017
Civil Cafe: Legislative Session--What Can I Do?

Common Cause Hawaii partnered with Honolulu Civil Beat to hosted “Legislative Session—What Can I Do?” This panel discussion encouraged civic engagement. The panelists guided attendees through the ins and outs of lawmaking and offer actionable steps to influence positive change in the community. 

Panelists included: Beppie Shapiro, League of Women Voters Hawaii; Corie Tanida, Common Cause Hawaii;  Keanu Young, Public Access Room; moderated by Chad Blair, Honolulu Civil Beat.

Video Credit: Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat



December 4, 2016
The Hawaii People's Congress

The Hawaii People's Congress was a gathering of community leaders, organizations and movements from across Hawaii who want to work together to build a more just, fair and healthy future. Executive Director Corie Tanida was on the "Money In politics" panel discussion with Benjamin Singer of mayday.us. Panelists spoke about money's influence on politics with a special focus on publicly funded elections. Click here to view the video.

Hawaii People's Congress

Photo: Elif Beall, Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (left) and Corie Tanida, Common Cause Hawaii


March 17, 2016
Civil Cafe: Apathy and Influence

Civil Beat's Civil Cafe on Apathy and Influence, was a panel discussion on how good government bills are faring in the legislative session. Panelists included state Sen. Maile Shimabukuro, Common Cause Executive Director Carmille Lim, and the League of Women Voters’ Janet Mason. The discussion was moderated by Chad Blair of Civil Beat. Panelists discussed term limits, low voter turnout, campaign finance reform and the practice of legislators sharing their campaign funds with other politicians.


March 4, 2014
Advocacy 102 workshop, Part 1: Order of the day and floor readings

Virginia Beck of the Public Access Room teaches members of Common Cause Hawaii what the Order of the Day and Floor Readings are, the role they play during the legislative session, and how to track your bills in this process.

 



March 19, 2014
Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps speaks at UH

Michael Copps, former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, speaks to students and faculty of the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Communications Department.




April 8, 2014
Advocacy 102 workshop, Part 2:  Conference Committees

Virginia Beck of the Public Access Room teaches members of Common Cause Hawaii the basics about the mysterious Conference Committees-what they are, and the role they play during this critical and often confusing time.

 

 


April 19, 2014
Civic*Celerator Demo Day

After months of workshops, Civic*Celerator teams showcased the applications (apps) they developed that leverage the resource of open data made available by the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission. The goal of the Civic*Celerator program and its apps is to equip voters with tools to help them understand who and what funds Hawaii's political candidates.

Click here to use the apps

Demo Day Developers Pic
Photo: Developers of the Civic*Celerator apps

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