Testimony NEEDED for 2 Priority Bills

We have TWO priority bills that need your support! So please submit testimony in support of the following measures. Reminder your testimony does not have to be long we just need you to get it in 😉 SB 429 – Which will expand gender markers on driver’s licences & state IDs.Bill details: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=429&year=2019Hearing: Friday, 02-22-19 @ 9:00 AM in RM 016Deadline to submit testimony: Thurs, 02-22-19 @ 8:00 PM SB 768 – Expands access to mental health care for minorsBill

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Fixing the BAN to Conversion Therapy

TESTIMONY NEEDED in Support of HB 644 we are asking that you support the bill but also ask that you in your testimony that you support the LGBT Caucus’ recommendation for an amendment. Our amendment removes out dated language and simplifies the bill to BAN Conversion Therapy. #BornPerfect #LGBTCaucusPriorityBill SAMPLE TESTIMONY:”I support HB 644 and ask that you follow the LGBT Caucus’ recommendation and amend the bill to clarify the language and simplify the bill. Mahalo for your support” Hearing:

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Testimony needed for 4 LGBT Caucus Priority Bills

Happy Aloha Sunday – I hope you are staying safe and warm in this weather! I have great news we have 4 (four) priority bills that have hearings  and now we NEED your kokua to help keep them moving! Please take a couple of minutes to get your testimony in STRONG SUPPORT. Reminder your testimony does not have to be long. For SB 674 we are asking that you support the bill but also ask that you in your testimony

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Marriage Equality 5 Year Anniversary

Marriage Equality 5 Year Anniversary Five years ago today (12/2/13) Marriage Equality went into effect with midnight ceremonies at the Waikiki Sheraton’s Leahi Club. At a midnight a community ceremony co-sponsored by the LGBT Caucus of the DPH a total of 37 couples tied the knot thanks to the generosity of the Waikiki Sheraton and the hospitality of then General Manager Kelly Sanders. We hope that each and everyone of you will take a moment today to celebrate and to

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September LGBT Caucus Meeting

The LGBT Caucus will be meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 AM at the DPH HQ – 627 South St. STE 105. We will be going over the following: 1. 2018 remaining Pride Activities (Maui Pride & Honolulu Pride) 2. 2019 Legislative Priorities for the LGBT Caucus 3. Establishment of the following committees: Fundraising, Membership, Communication & Legislative 4. Begin discussing changing the name of the LGBT Caucus to be more inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community 5. Upcoming DPH

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WE DID IT! Conversion Therapy is BANNED in Hawaii

Today, Friday, May 25, 2018 Governor David Ige signed SB 270 into law in a public signing ceremony! The law goes into effect upon signing and it creates a taskforce to ensure the LGBTQIA youth are able to access mental health services. Statement from our Chair about this historic piece of legislation: Aloha – The LGBT Caucus of Democratic Party of Hawai’i would like to say MAHALO NUI LOA to Senator Stanley Chang, Senator Roz Baker and Senator Karl Rhoads

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Celebration of 3 Years of Marriage Equality

We want to say MAHALO NUI LOA to our Sponsors: Champion Sponsors: Kaniela Ing for Congress Campaign Rainbow Family 808 (via Mike & Carolyn Golojuch) Planned Parenthood Young Leaders (Hawaii) Ally Sponsors: Nate Yuen Location: Dave & Buster’s Honolulu 1030 Auahi Street Honolulu, HI 96814 Date and Time Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM HST Description The LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i was founded in 2001 – we were the first caucus of the

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2018 DPH State Convention Videos and Reports

To help prepare all the Delegates and Alternates for the 2018 DPH State Convention we have the following information: Agenda for 2018 DPH State Convention DPH STANDING RULES FOR 2018 CONVENTION For more information about the 2018 DPH State Convention please visit the Party’s Website. DPH Chair’s Race To help everyone get to know the three candidates running for DPH Party Chair the LGBT Caucus held a candidate forum on May 19. Here are the videos for Keali’i Lopez &

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2018 Candidate Forums

2. Congressional District 1 & 2 Races – Part 1 To help prepare for the 2018 Primary Election the LGBT Caucus, Labor Caucus and Hawaiian Affairs Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i hosted a candidate’s forum for the Democratic candidates for the Congressional District 1 & 2 races. Candidates that participated in the forum (in order of appearance) 1. Sherry Campagna (via video conference) 2. Doug Chin 3. Donna Mercardo Kim 4. Kaniela Ing Click here to see CD-1

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LGBT Caucus Events Deadlines 2018 State DPH Convention and Leg Update

Upcoming LGBT Caucus events: Meet & Greet with Rep. Sam Park of Georgia Come out and meet Rep. Sam Park – Georgia’s first out LGBTQIA legislator! He was one of the few bright spots from the 2016 Election. This event is co-sponsored by Senator Stanley Chang and the LGBT Caucus of the DPH. Light pupus will be served. When: Friday, April 27 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Where: Square Barrels – 1001 Bishop St Ste 108 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Cost:

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