2020 Election: Responses to the LGBT Caucus Survey

Responses to the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i 2020 Candidate Survey (received as of 5.5.20) Posting this does not mean the LGBT Caucus is endorsing any of the candidates – this post is to help everyone make informed decisions when they get their ballot in the mail. U.S. Representative Races: https://bit.ly/2020FedRespLGBTState Races: https://bit.ly/2020StateRespsLGBTCounty Races: https://bit.ly/2020CntyRespLGBT We will post updates as we receive additional responses. For any Democratic Candidate running that would like to respond to our survey

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LGBT Caucus March Meeting this Saturday, COVID-19 & Legislative Update

With all that is going on in the world I wanted to make sure you were taking care of yourself and your family! Here is an excerpt from Chair Stanley’s email: Here are some things we all can do now to help with this global pandemic: Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds. Practice social distancing — avoid groups of more than 10, stay at home if at all possible.  Share the Aloha spirit

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Urgent: Testimony needed to help homeless youth and PPP update

Testimony Needed for SB 2344April 4th Polling LocationsFREE Blue Bench Training Great news HB 2037 (LGBTQ+ Commission) passed out of both committees this week! Mahalo nui loa to everyone that submitted testimony! We have one priority bill with a hearing for next week… Testimony needed for the SB 2344 SB2344 SD1 HD1 – Expands the provisions for a minor to consent to no-cost emergency shelter and related services to include requiring a provider to be licensed and in compliance with zoning and

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ACTION ALERT: Testimony Needed

Testimony Needed for TWO BillsVideo for 3 TrainingsMarch 4th Meeting LocationsTuesday, Feb 18 Deadline & Others We have 2 priority bills be heard so far this week and we REALLY need your HELP.  Below you find the link for the 3 trainings that was held today. (Mahalo to everyone that was able to make them!) Reminder that if you get elected to any officer and/or delegate spot on March 4 please let us know. Testimony needed for the 2 Priority Bills HB2177

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Testimony Needed for 2 Priority Bills, Video from training…

Testimony Needed for 2 BillsVideo for 3 TrainingsMarch 4th Meeting LocationsTuesday, Feb 18 Deadline & Others Friday was 1st Lateral and I am happy to report that 5 of our legislative priorities are moving along, and MAHALO NUI LOA to everyone that submitted testimony on our bills as they have come up. If you haven’t had a chance to testify here is opportunity as we need testimony for 2 Priority LGBT Caucus bills! Below you find the link for the 3 trainings

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LGBT Caucus Mtg this Sat. 15 10 am, Leg Recap, & Upcoming DPH Activities

All of the LGBT Caucus’ priority bills are moving along! Mahalo to everyone that submitted testimony. We hope that everyone will use this President’s Day weekend to register new voters to help remove the current occupant of the White House. We also look forward to hearing or seeing you on Saturday for our monthly meeting! February LGBT Caucus Meeting We are meeting on Saturday, Feb 15th at 10:00 AM we will have the following 3 trainings after a quick update on all LGBT

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URGENT: Testimony Needed for Caucus Priority Bills & FairVote Training

Testimony Need for 3 Priority BillsFairVote Training on Rank Choice VotingFebruary Meeting of the LGBT Caucus Mahalo to everyone that has already submitted their testimony and for those that have not please take 5 minutes to get it in for the LGBT Caucus Priority Bill. Your testimony doesn’t have to be long and please also encourage your friends to submit testimony. Click here for instructions on how to submit testimony. LGBT CAUCUS PRIORITY BILLS HB 2037 – Establishes the Hawaii State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,

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Queering the Census – LGBT Caucus Mtg on Jan 18, 2020 & other upcoming events

We hope that you had a fun, happy & safe holiday season. 2020 is here with a vengeance and we have a lot of coming up in the next several months at the Caucus and the DPH as a whole. First is: Opening of the 30th State Legislature This Wednesday, Jan 15 at 10:00 AM at the Hawai’i State Capitol 415 S. Beretania, Honolulu If you want to be able to sit-in during the opening ceremonies you either need to get

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Happy New Year – A Decade in Review & Looking Forward to 2020

Saying Goodbye to a Rollercoaster of a Decade When we began this decade we known as the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Caucus today we are the LGBT Caucus and looking how we can be more inclusive. We as a community were fighting for Civil Unions at the state level and now Marriage Equality is the law of the land. While that last one was a huge win for our community it was in no way the only major win for our

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Update on the Party-run Presidential Primary for the 2020 Election

The Democratic Party of Hawai’i has made many changes to how we all are able to vote for our respective candidate that we each support to  become the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States of America. These changes were done to be as inclusive as possible. CHANGE #1: We have separated the Precinct meetings from the Party-run Presidential Primary (PPP). The Precinct meetings, as you know is where we elect our Precinct & District officers as well as the delegates to

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