2019 ASLA Advocacy Day

May 23, 2019

Robyn, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, and Judith Stilgenbauer, ASLA (top left); Robyn, Representative Ed Case, and Judith (center); a selfie on Capitol Hill! (top right); a statue of King Kamehameha greets visitors to Emancipation Hall (bottom right); Senator Mazie Hirono’s office, which was previously the office of Barack Obama (bottom left).

HHF’s Senior Associate landscape designer, Robyn Sweesy, went to Washington, D.C.! As 2019 president of Hawaiʻi Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), she participated in ASLA’s 5th annual Advocacy Day, when hundreds of members from across the country spend a day on Capitol Hill visiting their legislators’ offices to make the case for national issues that are important to landscape architects. 

This year’s advocacy efforts focused on three issues: Restoring our National Parks (S.500, H.R. 1225); Water Quality and Job Protection (H.R. 1497); and Transportation Alternatives Enhancement (S. 1098). 

In addition to talking with legislators and their staff about the issues, Robyn and Hawaiʻi Chapter Trustee Judith Stilgenbauer witnessed—as guests of Representative Ed Case—the House vote on H.R. 9 Climate Action Now Act.

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