Happy HNL Pride Month & Preparing for the General Election

Happy Pride & LGBTQIA History Month and remember October 11th is National Coming Out Day! Details for the Honolulu Pride Parade: Saturday, October 20th we meet-up at 9:00 AM at Magic Island & we need to be in place by 10:00 AM Honolulu Pride Parade starts at 11:00 AM with the Pride Parade route starting at Ala Moana & Atkinson and follows Ala Moana to Kalakaua and end at Kapiolani Park. Facebook Event Click Here Details for the Honolulu Pride

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Hurricane Lane – BE PREPARED! Results for the LGBT Caucus election of Officers & Steering Committee Members

With Hurricane Lane now at a Category 5 Hurricane and that there are only 2 shelters in Hilo that can handle a Category 3 Hurricane and every other shelter can handle less than a Category 2 PLEASE make sure that you use the next 36+ hours to prepare. If you need tips to being prepared please visit NOAA’s website for tips. Tonight at 4:30 PM at ILWU HQ (Mahalo nui loa to our labor o‘hana) we held our elections in

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DPH Membership Committee Needs YOUR Help

Membership Committee Update The DPH Membership Committee is off and running and they have two projects that need your kokua: The first is Poll Watching for the 2018 General Election on Tuesday, November 6. Poll Watching serves 2 purposes: 1.    Making sure we find out which Democrats have not voted so DPH can contact them and encourage our fellow Democrats to get to the polls. 2.    Ensure that ALL voters get to cast their vote. To do this program correctly

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Families Belong Together March & Rally – June 30 – Hawaii State Capitol

45’s federal agents (ICE & Boarder Patrol) are taking children, from infants to teens, away from their immigrant parents — tearing apart families and meting out physical and psychological abuse at our border, every day. There are thousands of children living in detention centers and tent cities now. Now is the time! We’re gathering nationwide to demand that America keeps families together! WHEN: SATURDAY, JUNE 30th 2018 9:00am Gather at the Hawaii State Capitol 9:45am Welcome remarks 10:00am March to

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URGENT: Testimony needed in STRONG Support of SB 270 – to BAN CONVERSION THERAPY

The 2018 Legislative Session has started and bill supporting one of our major issues, supporting homeless youth, already has a hearing! We need testimony in STRONG SUPPORT for Senate Bill 270 – RELATING TO MINORS SB 270 prohibits persons licensed to provide professional counseling from engaging in, attempting to engage in, or advertising sexual orientation change efforts on persons under 18 years of age. Read the bill here. SB 270 is being heard by the Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Consumer

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Survey: Help Improve the Presidential Preference Poll

As the LGBT Caucus we talked about back in April 2016 the Presidential Preference Poll was not a pleasant experience for most of us. So our chair co-introduced a resolution to study and try and fix the PPP. Then at the 2016 Democratic Party of Hawai’i State Convention the delegates unanimously passed the resolution entitled GOV 2016-03 Ensuring Full Participation by Democrats in the Presidential Preference Poll, which can be found here: https://hidems.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/gov-2016-resos.pdf The Special Committee that was created by

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