Each year we send constituents in the 50th House District a Legislative Report with important highlights of the past session. The 2016 Legislative Report can be found here: 61126_Thielen_LegRept_Final_Web lr ... (more) Continue Reading
Rep. Thielen on Education
Good schools, equipped with the resources they need and supported by the communities that use them, are essential to the growth of our keiki and shape the character of our society. To this end, I work with students at local schools every year during my Legislative Roadshow, discussing legislation that will affect them and taking their responses back to the Legislature. I support reducing the teacher-to-student ratio, giving students and teachers the books and equipment they need, and have even physically joined in to renovate classrooms.
With droves of young people currently exercising their right to have their voices heard in national government, our yearly Legislative Roadshow is perfectly timed to give students in our 50th District a hands-on experience of participating in the legislative process. This helps them to understand ... (more) Continue Reading
Kids do say the cutest things…especially about the Legislative Roadshow! “I learned that there is no clapping after testimony or else you get kicked out.” "Hi! I am the kid with the glasses and cast. I learned that testimonies are presented and not just sent in and read.” “It was really ... (more) Continue Reading
Most people don't know what it's like to stand before a House committee and testify for or against a bill, even though every American has this right. That's one reason why it's such a pleasure to go into Windward schools and listen to what our students have to say about a few of the bills being ... (more) Continue Reading
Kainalu students can now enjoy shady play at school, thanks to the efforts and contributions of the Harold K. L. Castle Foundation, the Kaneohe Marines, school parents and staff. The community came together to install the beautiful, protective shade structure over the once sun-baked preschool play ... (more) Continue Reading