State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse
Information Related to Hawaiʻi's November 6, 2018 State Constitutional Convention Referendum
HawaiiConCon.info Comment: Opponents tend to fit into one of three groups: 1) Legislators (especially legislative leadership) 2) Interest groups that have invested heavily in influencing the Legislature (e.g., Big Labor and Big Business), and 3) Long-time coalition allies who trade favors with 1) and 2) (in politics, effective groups need powerful and reliable allies). Supporters tend to be media outlets and good government advocates (see media coverage of the referendum). In recent decades in both Hawaii and other states, no advocates have had many times the money and organizational resources as yes advocates.
^ Indicates key organizer.
Preserve Our Hawaii
Website: Don’t be conconned.
Preserve Our Hawaii Coalition Allies At Launch on October 4, 2018
- American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii
- Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
- ^ Hawaii Government Employees Association
- Hawaii Fire Fighters Association
- Hawaii State AFL-CIO
- Hawaii’s Thousand Friends
- ^ Hawaii State Teachers Association
- Sierra Club Hawaii
- State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers
- United Public Workers Hawaii
- University of Hawaii Professional Assembly
No Con Con
Website: No Con Con
Preserve Our Hawaii Coalition Allies At Launch on September 30, 2018
- ^ Hawaii’s Thousand Friends
- Honolulu League of Women Voters
- Friends of Lana’i
- KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance
- Hawaii Government Employees Association. See Vote No! webpage for members. Accessed October 14, 2018. See also: Don’t let outside special interests ruin Hawaii’s Constitution, October 18, 2018.
- Hawaii State Teachers Association. See Coalition urges no vote on Con Con ballot question, press release issued October 11, 2018. Accessed October 12, 2018.
- Chamber of Commerce Hawaii. See Coalition Urges ‘No’ Vote on Con Con Ballot Question, press release issued October 11, 2018.
- Democratic Party of Hawaii. In its 2018 Party Platform, it voted to oppose a state constitutional convention.