Women’s March HOT SEAT

HotSeat is a new town hall series that brings elected officials and new candidates to you. Each HotSeat event features one guest, a live audience at Impact Hub Honolulu in Kakaako, and an online audience on Facebook Live. Our goal is to bring together people and politicians to foster access, dialogue, and engagement.

Doors to the event open at 5:00pm. Open mic for community announcements (2 minutes each) goes from 5:00pm to 5:30pm. Our HotSeat guest will be introduced at 5:30pm. Members of the audience are invited to ask questions (2 minutes) and the guest will respond (2 minutes). The audience member may ask a follow up question (1 minute) and the guest may respond (1 minute). Questions from the audience are not pre-screened. Questions are asked on a first come, first served basis. Time is limited so please do not ask repeat questions. Q&A concludes at 6:30pm. The venue closes at 7:00pm.

Tickets are free through Eventbrite and onsite parking is $1/hour.

Women’s March Hawaii is glad to have Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa as our first HotSeat guest! Congresswoman Hanabusa was born in Honolulu and was raised in Wai‘anae. She graduated from St. Andrew’s Priory School and was awarded a BA from the University of Hawaii, Manoa in 1973, a MA from the University of Hawaii, Manoa in 1975, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Hawaii, Manoa in 1977. A lawyer by profession, she was a member of the Hawaii State Senate from 1998 through 2010 and served as Senate President (Hawaii’s first female Senate President) from 2007 to 2010.In 2010, she was elected as a Democrat to the 112th and to the succeeding 113th Congresses. In 2015, Representative Hanabusa returned to the practice of law and became a Board Member and, subsequently, Chair, of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation. In 2016, she was elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the 114th Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Mark Takai, and to the 115th Congress, where she currently serves Hawaii’s First Congressional District.

See you at HotSeat!

For those wishing to join us online, our video stream goes live on the Women’s March Hawaii State Page at 5:00pm on the day of the event. https://www.facebook.com/womensmarchonwashingtonhawaii