Crossover Bill Check, Exec Dir & County Conventions

We have a lot of bills still alive! So please check out our spreadsheet to see exactly what is still standing. – CURRENT list of bills that the LGBT Caucus is supporting &/or tracking in 2019.

MINIMUM WAGE

On Tuesday, March 12 we are joining in on the Raise Up Hawaii’s (Minimum Wage increase) Lobby Day!

Room number at the Capitol is TBD. (They will post it on their facebook event page.) Here’s the schedule of the day. If you can’t make it for the whole day, feel free to drop by for some of it:

  • 9 AM: prep and training for lobbying
  • 10 AM: start lobbying
  • 12 noon: debrief over lunch (provided)
  • 1 PM: second round of lobbying

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

This Friday is the last day to apply for the Executive Director position for the Democratic Party of Hawaii. Details about the position can be found at https://hawaiidemocrats.org/about-2/jobs/. Please forward this to individuals you think would be a good fit. The SCC approved a salary range of $50,000 to $70,000, for the regular full-time position. The DPH is also recruiting for this position via the DNC and ASDC.

There are multiple steps to the hiring process. Candidates will be interviewed by a screening committee composed of key stakeholders. The screening Committee will identify finalists who will then be interviewed by the Personnel Committee. A final candidate will be approved by the Executive Committee and ratified by the SCC.

Please do not contact the DPH Chair directly. If necessary, you can send an email to employment@hawaiidemocrats.org.

The County Conventions are coming up for O’ahu, Maui & Hawai’i counties (Kaua’i doesn’t convene in odd years)! If you were a County delegate in 2018 you are a County delegate in 2019. If you were not delegate in 2018 but want to be one in 2019 contact your district chair.
2019 O`ahu County Convention Nomination form for OCC Executive Committee (Must Be Received by April 24, 2019) Standing Rules for 2019 OCC Convention
Deadline to submit Resos & changes to the By-laws & Platform April 18, 2019
Convention Committee Meetings – April 20, 2019 at Kalakaua Middle School Cafeteria, 821 Kalihi Street
COunty OCC Convention – May 4, 2019 @ Moanalua High School
OCC Delegate On-line Registration Click Here


2019 Maui County Convention:
April 27th 9:30 – 11:30 AM – location TBA
Contact your District Chair for more information

2019 Hawaii County Convention:
Saturday April 13th from 7:30 am-3:30 pm in Honoka’a location TBA
To run for an Officer position in the HCC fill out the nomination form
Then either email to Phil Barnes (greenhi3@yahoo.com) or mail to Hawai’i County Democrats, PO Box 198900 #207 Hawi, HI  96719. Must be received on or before March 13, 2019
HCC Delegate On-line Registration Click Here
 Reminder the LGBT Caucus will be meeting Saturday, March 16 at 10 AM
At DPH HQ – 627 South Street, STE 105
Agenda will be sent out as we get closer

If you can’t make it in person we have teleconference & video-conference available:
Teleconference: Dial-in Number: (712) 451-0200; 938390 (Access code)
Video conference: Online Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/dph2018
Online Meeting ID: dph2018   Oahu County LGBT Caucus Members: If you have filed to run for your Neighborhood Board please let us know so that the LGBT Caucus can support your candidacy.
Be The Change If you missed Be The Change: Becoming a Foster Parent
you can watch the video by clicking here.
  As the LGBT Caucus has shown since 2013 (i.e. passing the transgender birth certificate law, banning conversion therapy & our 2019 Legislative Bills we will be supporting.) we all still so have so much more left to do to ensure justice and equality is a reality for everyone. So we hope that you will think about making a donation to the LGBT Caucus so that we have the resources for the battles ahead.
Mahalo nui loa!
Michael Golojuch, Jr. (He/Him)
Chair
LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i

Click here to become a Member of the LGBT Caucus of the DPH