Change is possible. When we watch the news, it's easy to become cynical about our ability to create a better future for ourselves and our children. If we work together to implement a new vision for Hawai'i, though, then there is no challenge too great for our community to overcome. Watch the following videos below to hear about Rep. Amy Perruso's perspective on crafting public policy. Then, explore the articles below to learn about our office's efforts to put the public interest first, always.
"Teacher to Legislator"
In this episode of "The Will of the People," Rep. Amy Perruso discusses her background, the difference between what is taught in social studies and how public policy is made, and how people can get involved in making changes in their communities today.
"A Progressive in the House"
In this episode of "Making Democracy Work," Rep. Amy Perruso shares her insights on the process of lawmaking and being a woman in Hawaii's body politic, along with her views on why improving public education is vital to the future of our island home.
In this episode of "Island Focus," Rep. Amy Perruso discusses critical efforts to increase food security in the islands with host Lyla Berg. Rep. Perruso also shares her views on why we need to create sovereignty, creating food systems grounded in aloha 'āina and cultural, community- based connections.
Media Coverage of Rep. Amy Perruso
"Hawaii DOE’s Distance Learning Tool ‘Very, Very Questionable’” by Suevon Lee, Honolulu Civil Beat (Sept. 1, 2020)
“2020 Election: Amy Perruso” Honolulu Star Advertiser (July 18, 2020).
"Lawmakers, Union Officials Push Back Against State Pay Cuts" by Blaze Lovell, Honolulu Civil Beat (April 15, 2020)
"Military won’t say how many coronavirus cases in Hawai'i" by William Cole, Honolulu Star-Advertiser (April 9, 2020)
"DOE Will Increase Meals To Meet High Demand" by Suevon Lee, Honolulu Civil Beat (March 25, 2020)
"Community Groups Offer Free Lunch To Kids" by Suevon Lee, Honolulu Civil Beat (March 24, 2020)
"State faces more challenges clearing mass dumping ground in Wahiawā" by Jenn Boneza, KHON (March 5, 2020)
"Hawai'i Rising: Hoping to change the political landscape, rooted in aloha 'āina" by KITV Staff (January 16, 2020)