HONOLULU (AP) - Maui residents will get a chance to attend free workshops that will teach citizens about the lawmaking process.
The workshops will be hosted by the Public Access Room from Dec. 8 through 12.
Leaders will cover delivering effective testimony, making sense of calendar deadlines and an overview of the Legislature's website.
They're designed for newcomers and veterans of the legislative process.
The Public Access Room is part of Hawaii's non-partisan Legislative Reference Bureau. It's located at the state Capitol and is devoted to helping residents engage with government.
The free workshops also are held on Oahu during the legislative session. Organizers hope to inspire residents to become part of the solution.