Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May 27 (Wednesday) program: “The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Please join us for the
9th Annual Post Legislative Forum

"The Good, Bad, and the Ugly"

Sponsored by the Hawaii Alliance for Retired Americans (HARA)
Kokua Council
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
8:30 am to noon
At the State Capitol, Room 325
Cost: Free

Invited Speakers include:
     Senator Donna Mercado Kim, Senate President
     Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Co-Chair, Kupuna Caucus
     Senator Will Espero, Senate Majority Floor Leader
     Representative Joseph Souki, House Speaker
     Representative Scott Saiki, House Majority Leader
     Representative Gregg Takayama, Co Chair, Kupuna Caucus

To reserve a space, please RSVP by calling 722-9937 or email: wongj060@hawaii.rr.com

A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided

The Legislative Review is a forum to hear from legislators about how senior issues fared this session and to allow attendees to share issues and concerns that may be considered in the 2016 Legislative Session and beyond.

"Shining Light Awards" will be presented to individuals who have contributed to advancing senior issues in the Legislature and the community of senior advocates in the legislative process.

Monday, May 11, 2015

April 27, 2015 Meeting: Finding Funds for Your Advocacy

"Finding funds for your advocacy" with Nancy Aleck and Samantha Ruiz. Do you have a plan for action that needs an injection of resources to make it happen? Learn how to find funding so you can get busy. Alternatively, do you want to support grassroots social change in Hawaii and want to learn where to direct your contribution so it will do the most good?.

Download audio file here


Samantha Ruiz organizes Honolulu Soup, a micro-granting dinner meeting supporting creative projects in Honolulu. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art, and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, the organizers will collect the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project.

Nancy Aleck is the Executive Director of the Hawaii People's Fund, a publicly supported community foundation established in 1972 to provide grants to progressive grassroots social change organizations working in Hawai'i. "Our philosophy of community-based strategic philanthropy offers a unique alternative to traditional charitable giving."

(note that the order of the speakers is opposite to my introduction)