The Hawaiʻi

State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse

Information Related to Hawaiʻi's November 6, 2018 State Constitutional Convention Referendum



Palmer, Jesse, How To Fix Hawaii’s Broken Democracy, Honolulu Civil Beat, May 21, 2018.

Orden, Tim, Who’s Afraid Of A Constitutional Convention?, Honolulu Civil Beat, January 4, 2018.

Higa, Sterling, Calling For A Constitutional Convention, Honolulu Civil Beat, May 18, 2017.

Chang, Kendrick, The Legislature Has Forgotten Hawaii’s Constitutional Values, Honolulu Civil Beat, June 25, 2014.


Mason, Janet, Some Issues Don’t Require A Constitutional Convention, Honolulu Civil Beat, January 8, 2018. A mixed point of view, but mostly emphasizing the downsides of a constitutional convention.

Lanier, Albert, Why A Constitutional Convention Is Unnecessary, Honolulu Civil Beat, December 22, 2017.


Adler, Peter, and Jenna Leigh Saito, Political Volatility Could Affect Hawaii Constitutional Convention Question, Honolulu Civil Beat, June 8, 2018.

Adler, Peter, and Jenna Leigh Saito, What A Constitutional Convention Might Cost Hawaii Taxpayers, Honolulu Civil Beat, June 7, 2018.

Adler, Peter, and Jenna Leigh Saito, Before Deciding On A New Constitutional Convention, Consider Those Held Before, Honolulu Civil Beat, June 6, 2018.

Adler, Peter, and Jenna Leigh Saito, Should We Open The Door To Changing How State Government Runs?, Honolulu Civil Beat, June 5, 2018.

Craft, Victor, Group Puts Constitutional Convention Question Under A Microscope, Honolulu Civic Beat, April 9, 2018.

Borreca, Richard, Holding new ConCon would be prime opportunity to hold high-spending OHA to its mission, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Feb. 18, 2018. Also published in Hawaii Free Press.

Lowenthal, Ben, The State of Aloha, The Maui News, December 29, 2017.

Yamachika, Tom, What’s At Stake In A Hawaii Con Con, Honolulu Civic Beat, December 24, 2017. Also published as Yamachika, Tom,  Constitutional Convention, Hawai’i Free Press, December 24, 2017 and Yamachika, Tom,  Constitutional Convention, Hawaii Reporter, December 25, 2017.+

Palmer, Jesse, Let’s Stop Voting For The Lesser Of Two Evils, Honolulu Civic Beat, December 8, 2017.

Borreca, Richard, Unlike watershed Con Con in 1978, complacency is today’s attitude on political activism, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, September 3, 2017.

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