Ka'analike manao on Politics-Policy in Hawai'i

Ho a'e ka 'ike he'enalu i ka hokua o ka 'ale
 (Show your knowledge of surfing on the back of the wave)
--Mary Kawena Pukui,  'Olelo No'eau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings number 1200


Health & Medicine
Natural Disasters
Real Estate

State of Hawai'i 

Hawaii State Legislature establishes our laws and creates services that benefit the people of Hawaii. 
Contact Information
Legislative Directories
House Chief Clerk (808)586-6400
Senate Chief Clerk (808) 586-6720
Hawaii State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Government in the State: Hawaii's Laws include 

Office of Information Practices administers Hawaii's open records (Sunshine) law, the Uniform Information
Practices Act (Modified, chapter 92F), Hawaii Revised Statutes ("UIPA"), and Agency Rules.
Contact Information
(808) 586-1400
No. 1 Capitol District Building
250 South Hotel Street, Suite 107
Honolulu, H
I 96813

Hawaii State Ethics Commission is to promote and enforce high standards of ethical conduct in state government and to preserve public confidence in public servants. 
Contact Information
(808) 587-0460
P.O. Box 616
Honolulu, HI 96809

Office of Elections offers voter services, candidate information, election results, registration statistics,  to provide accessible, convenient and secure election services to citizens statewide.
Contact Information
(808) 453-VOTE(8683)
802 Lehua Avenue
Pearl City, HI 96782

University of Hawai'i at Manoa Department of Political Science examines politics not only in government and among nations but also in private organizations, businesses, universities, families, language, and daily life. At the graduate level, the department stands out in the fields of international relations, political theory, comparative studies, Asian politics, futures studies, and policy analysis.
Contact Information
(808) 956-7513
2424 Maile Way
Saunders Hall Room 640
Honolulu HI 96822-2223

University of Hawai'i at Manoa Department of Sociology provides students with a broad foundation in theory and methods of sociological research, and then focus on the following five areas to offer expertise and opportunities for research and training: sociology of Asia and the Pacific; ethnic and race relations; crime, law, and deviance; and health, aging, and medical sociology.
Contact Information
(808) 956-7693
Saunders Hall, Room 247
2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822

University of Hawai'i College of Social Sciences Public Policy Center brings together expertise, commitment, and a strong and continuing desire to enhance the quality of community life through teaching, research, and civic engagement. 
Contact Information
(808) 956-4237
Saunders Hall 723
2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822

University of Hawai'i at Manoa Women's Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of women and gender issues. The purpose of the program is to provide a rigorous and integrated academic experience for students interested in feminist research and teaching, giving them a coherent program of study in contemporary scholarship on feminist and gender studies. 
Contact Information
(808) 956-7464
2424 Maile Way
Saunders Hall Room 722
Honolulu, HI 96822

Local Counties

Honolulu City Council is the lawmaking body of the City and County of Honolulu and is responsible for serving and advancing the general welfare, health, happiness, and safety of the people through exercising its legislative power.
Contact Information
(808) 547-7000
530 S
outh King Street, Room 202
Honolulu, H
I 96813

  • Ordinances, Bills and Resolutions includes explanations how a bill becomes an ordinance, ordinances proposed via initiative power, status and text of pending bills and resolutions, revised ordinances of Honolulu 1990, and the revised city charter of Honolulu 2000.

Hawaii County Council is vested with the legislative powers of the county focusing on legislation and public policy formulation.
Contact Information
(808) 961-8225
25 Aupuni Street, Room 209 
Hilo, HI 96720

Maui County Council members meet with representatives of all levels of government, experts, and the public to enact legislation that improves the quality of life for all of Maui County's residents.
Contact Information
(808) 270-7838
County of Maui
200 South High Street, 7th floor
Wailuku, HI 96793-2155

Kauai County Council represents the county in all legal proceedings and performs all other services incident to the office as required by law.
Contact Information
(808) 241-6371
4396 Rice Street, Number 206
Lihue, HI 96766

Federal/National Agencies

PowerReporting on Politics and Policy is edited by Bill Dedman, a correspondent for The Boston Globe.

FirstGov Public Safety and Law is the official U.S. gateway connecting the world to all U.S. government information and services.
Contact Information
1 (800) FED INFO (1-800-333-4636)
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405

FirstGov Voting and Election is the official U.S. gateway connecting the world to all U.S. government information and services.
Contact Information
1 (800) FED INFO (1-800-333-4636)
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405

Legal Information Institute Hawaii Legal Matters is known internationally as a leading “law-not-com” provider of public legal information, offering all opinions of the United States Supreme Court handed down since 1992.

Political Parties

Hawai`i Democratic Party is dedicated to working for Democratic values in these changing times: safe streets, quality education for our keiki and affordable healthcare for all families.
Contact Information
Party Headquarters
(808) 596-2980
770 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 115 
Honolulu, HI 96813 

Hawaii Republican Party are committed to the belief that all people were created equal with inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and seek to unite people around a set of commonly held ideals.
Contact Information
(808) 593-8180
725 Kapiolani Blvd. #C-105
Honolulu, HI 96813

The Green Party of Hawaii is a grassroots organization based on four core values: ecological wisdom, grassroots democracy, social and economic justice, and nonviolence.
Contact Information
(808) 324-7336
P.O. Box 4065
Hilo, HI 96720-0065

Hawai'i Independent and Soverign Party feels that to restore Hawai'i's independence is clearly legal, justified, and possible; that the existing political and economic systems of the State of Hawaii, aside from being illegal, are not responsible to the just and timely advancement of peoples' rights and livelihoods, nor the sustainability of our environment.
Contact Information
(808) 259-9018
41-1300 Waikupanaha Street
Waimanalo, O`ahu 96795 Hawaiian Islands

Libertarian Party of Hawaii is the "Party of Principle" dedicated to personal and economic freedom and responsibility and is the largest alternative party in the U.S.
Contact Information
(808) 537-3078
625 Keawe Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Contact Libertarian Party members

Non Profit Organizations

Stateline.org Hawaii is an online news publication that reports each weekday on the day's top news, along with news stories and analysis by its staff of Washington-based reporters.
Contact Information
(202) 965-5035 switchboard
1101 30th St. NW, Suite 135
Washington, DC 20007

The Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy is committed to the pursuit of peace through peaceful means and a complete abolition of war that resists injustice and tries to resolve conflict to maximize the efforts of people of peace of all colors and creeds.
Contact Information
(808) 955-8231  
1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1111
Honolulu, H
I 96814

American Friends Service Committee offers grassroots, social analysis-based economic workshops initiated by others and focuses almost exclusively on state public policy affecting "welfare."
Contact Information
(808) 988-2184
2426 O'ahu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822

The East-West Center is an internationally recognized education and research organization that helps promote the establishment of a stable, peaceful and prosperous Asia Pacific community.
Contact Information
(808) 944-7111
1601 East West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601
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About this project, prepared by Diane Nakashima for the University of Hawaii at Manoa Communications Program, May 2005. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Diane. These links may become out-of-date before an opportunity to update. Revised 06/07/07.