Early Voting Has Begun – Act Now!

LGBT Caucus Steering Committee Members UPDATED 2020 General Election Info Yesterday, October 20th, the Voter Service Centers opened and will remain open every day until Election Day (except Sundays) for anyone that wants to Vote in Person, Register to Vote, or drop off a completed ballot. We are seeing historic early voting back on the continent and the same is here in Hawai’i (if C&C Honolulu daily count results are any indication), but we can and must do better with our voter turn

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Ensure Sure Your Vote Is Counted: 2020 Primary Election

DPH GOTV 2020 As Congressman John Lewis, civil rights pioneer & voter rights advocate, is laid to rest today we want to honor his memory by ensuring everyone has all the information that they need to ensure their vote is counted in the 2020 State of Hawai’i Primary Election.Here are the deadlines to vote by mail for ALL registered voters: Saturday, August 1, 2020 to request a REPLACEMENT ballot mailed to you. Any registered voter can request a replacement ballot if you have

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Happy Equality Day & Happy Pride!

HAPPY EQUALITY DAY! Yes you read that right, TODAY is Equality Day – well not officially, well not yet! If these were normal times we would be getting ready for our annual fundraiser but these are NOT normal times but that should not stop any of us from taking time today day to CELEBRATE our historic victories! Today in history we had THREE different monumental SCOTUS rulings that help move the needle toward making America a more equal society, legally at least. Those

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Preparing for Upcoming Elections

HB 2177 & SCR 154 PassedVote With PRIDEPreparing for State eConvention HAPPY PRIDE! Success HB 2177 & SCR 154 Passed Mahalo nui loa to everyone that submitted testimony in support of HB 2177 & SCR 154. They no go to the full Senate to be voted on. They were both amended but nothing we can’t live with. I will be in contact when SCR 154 is scheduled for a hearing in the House to request testimony. HB 2177, HD1 – Amends statutory limitations on

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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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