Bold Action Will Receive Bold Support

Bold Action Will Receive Bold Support By: Chair Michael Golojuch Jr It is time for all of our elected officials to learn a lesson from Hawai‘i’s history. No, I am not talking about the vaccine mandate instituted by King Kamehameha IV in 1854 to deal with the smallpox pandemic. I am referring to lessons learned during the fight for Marriage Equality just 8 short years ago. As someone who was on the frontlines then I am seeing a lot of

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August ’21 Meeting Agenda & Looking for HMA Members

August Caucus Mtg AgendaLooking for HMA MembersOpenings on the Steering CommitteeVax UP, Mask UP, Wash UP…Membership Dues We are meeting this Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 10 AM via Zoom. At this meeting we will use the first part of the meeting to attend to Stonewall Caucus business which will include starting to set our 2022 Legislative Priorities that are focused on LGBTQIA+ issues, and Pride activities that have been refocused. So please put your thinking caps on between now and then. Click here for the

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#ZoomForPride – Special Announcement

TONIGHT isZoom for PRIDE &Caucus’s 20th Anniversary Happy Pride! TODAY in US history we had 3 landmark cases come down – Lawrence v. Texas in 2003, Windsor v. US in 2013, & Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 so we have a lot to celebrate!  As we are preparing for ‘Zoom for Pride‘ we wanted you to know that DJ A.i.T. (you can follow her on Insta @pasiaggressive) will be providing the music and we are going to be having a SPECIAL GUEST performance from Princess

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Happy Pride Month

Happy International Pride Month! The Stonewall (formerly the LGBT) Caucus is celebrating our 20th anniversary this month along with several LGBTQIA+ history making anniversaries like the 52nd anniversary for the Stonewall Riots to landmark Supreme Court rulings. The most recent ruling being Bostock v. Clayton County in which the Court held that Title VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964) protects employees against discrimination based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. When we struck out we were the 1st caucus for the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i and now there are 7

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Harvey Milk Day

CELEBRATINGHarvey Milk Day To celebrate Harvey Milk Day think about supporting Zoom for Pride. The Stonewall Caucus’ (formerly LGBT Caucus) is celebrating 20 years of advocating for Hawai’i’s LGBTQIA+ community, Pride month, and to honor all the advancements we have made over the years (see partial list below) we are hosting Zoom for Pride dance party on Saturday, June 26th at 7:00 pm HST to support the following non-profits representing the following counties: Kaua’i – YWCA of Kaua’i O’ahu – Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center Maui – Maui AIDS

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Presenting the Stonewall Caucus (formerly LGBT Caucus) of the DPH

We are now the…Stonewall Caucus At the May 15, 2021 meeting we voted to change our name to Stonewall Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i as well as amend our Bylaws to reflect this change, add new seats to the Steering Committee and expand our Mission Statement. Click here to review all the amendments that passed at the meeting. I would like to say MAHALO NUI LOA to everyone that came to the meeting and to all those that responded to

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Run For Office or Run A Campaign!

Want to RUN for Office orRUN a Campaign?Victory Institute Fellowship & Trainings May LGBT Caucus Meeting Info Are you interested in running for office or serving as a campaign manager? The Victory Institute is offering the Victory Empowerment Fellowship, a fellowships are for LGBTQIA+ people of color who are interested in running for political office or serving as a campaign manager (no specific timeline required). The Victory Institute will provide each fellow with complimentary registration to Victory Institute’s Candidate & Campaign Training and the International LGBTQ Leaders

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Sine Die, 2021 Legislative Recap & Looking Forward

Yesterday was Sine Die (final day of the 2021 Legislative Session) and here are the LGBTQIA+ focused bills and resolutions that survived: HB 282 – Emergency shelters for unaccompanied minors (LGBT Caucus Priority when the 2021 session started, our complete list is at the bottom of this email);HB 1096 – Parentage Taskforce to address the needs of LGBTQIA+ parents dealing the birth certificate;HB 1107 – To help address cyber bullying; &HCR 162 – Requires DHS, PSD, DOH, DOE & Judiciary to create a plan

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Join the LGBT Caucus Steering Committee

Applications NOW Being AcceptedFor Vice-Chair Positions As was discussed at our meeting this past Saturday there are three (3) NEW Vice-chair positions for the Steering Committee of the LGBT Caucus and they will oversee their respective committees:  Vice-Chair for Membership; Vice-Chair for Communications; & Vice-Chair for Fundraising Here are the committees responsibilities: Membership Committee:The Membership Committee shall, on behalf of the (to be inserted) Caucus, shall be responsible for coordinating recruitment of new members and membership drives, developing and maintain on boarding

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April 9th Caucus Update

Updated Proposed Bylaw ChangesApril Caucus MeetingName Change SurveyRequest For Support – O’ahu Happy Aloha Friday! The Steering Committee has voted to replace the proposed Caucus Bylaw changes with this new updated version. We will present them at the April meeting and have a vote on them at the May meeting. As you can see below we are going to have a very full April meeting and we hope that you can join us. Mahalo to everyone that submitted testimony in support of

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