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State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse

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


October 11, 2018

Forum on the question of a Hawaii Constitutional Convention
Sponsored by: Hawaiian Affairs Caucus, Democratic Party of Hawaii
October 11, 6:00 p.m.
TV Schedule:
10/11 at 6:00 p.m. on ‘Ōlelo Channel 49
10/23 at 5:30 PM on ‘Ōlelo Channel 49
10/24 at 10:30 PM on ‘Ōlelo Channel 49
10/25 at 8:00 AM on ‘Ōlelo Channel 49
10/27 at 12:00 PM on ‘Ōlelo Channel 49
Panelists: Jacob Bryan Ak, Ikaika Hussey, Lei Kihoi Lei, Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio, Mahealani Perez-Wendt
Note: This forum is opposed to calling a convention.

October 9, 2018

Civil Cafe: Should Hawaii Hold A Constitutional Convention
Sponsored by: Civil Beat
Tuesday, October 9, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Hawaiian Airlines’ Lunchbox Cafeteria
3375 Koapaka St. | Honolulu, Hawaii
Description: The event will be moderated by Civil Beat’s politics and opinion editor, Chad Blair, and feature local experts and commentators.
Moderator: Chad Blair
Panelists: Peter Adler, Keith Mattson, Jill Tokuda, Ikaika Hussey, Kim Coco Iwamoto, Sharon Moriwaki

September 20, 2018

Constitutional Convention: To Hold Or Not To Hold
Sponsored by: Community Forums, League of Women Voters of Hawaii
West Hawai’i Civic Center, Council Chambers, 6 pm – 8 pm
Moderator:Sherry Bracken
Panelists: Peter Adler, Chad Blair, Lei Kihoi, David Tarnas

August 26, 2018

Attorney Jim Hochberg’s presentation to the Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor Church on the Hawaii November 2018 Ballot Questions
Sponsored by: Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor Church
1 hour, 25 minutes.  Con-con presentation ends at 36 minutes; Q&A begins at 51 minutes.
Note that the presentation must be downloaded and at lowest resolution will still take up more than 200 megabytes. The presentation uses graphics from The Hawaii State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse without attribution at 22 minutes.

May 8, 2018

Hawaii’s Upcoming State Constitutional Convention
Sponsored by: ThinkTech Hawaii
May 8, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Host: Jay Fidell
Guests: J.H. Snider

February 1 to May 10, 2018

Creamer, Beverly, Four-Part Forum To Explore Impact of ‘78 ConCon On Native Hawaiians, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Press Release, January 29, 2018.

  • Ea at UH Center for Hawaiian Studies. Discussion will consider the connection between the Con Con and the Hawaiian self-government movement.
    May 10, 2018.
    7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Ola at the Judiciary History Center in the Hawai‘i Supreme Court building. Discussion will center on how the constitution affected Native Hawaiian health, welfare and general well-being.
    April 12, 2018.
    7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Mo‘omeheu at Windward Community College. Discussion will focus on how the 1978 Con Con affected Hawaiian cultural health, including language revival.
    March 8, 2018.
    7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • “Hawai‘i 78: Where We Went and Where We Go From Here” in Classroom 2 at the UH Law School
    February 1, 2018.
    7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Note that this conference was video recorded, but the organizers chose not to make the recording publicly available.

November 15, 2014

He Huliau ia no Hawaii: The Role of Constitutional Conventions in Hawaii
Sponsored by the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center
November 15, 2014, 9:00 am–2:30 pm
Aliiolani Hale
417 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813

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