ONLY 4 Days Left to be a part of HISTORY!
Happy LGBTQIA+ History Month and Happy Halloween!
7 years ago we were just starting the Special Session that would bring Marriage Equality home to the Aloha State. Those memories remind us that elections matter and to never give up on our struggles for equality. So with that in mind….
If you have you already voted – MAHALO NUI LOA! You can track your ballot here!
If you have not yet voted you only have 4 days left to vote in the most important election of our lives. We learned yesterday that more people have already voted this year than in 2008 – Hawaii’s largest voter turn out in history. Be a part of history and vote!
Where to cast your vote between NOW and Election Day – Tuesday, November 3rd.
Places of Deposit (Ballot Drop Boxes) are available to drop off your completed ballot ONLY- Click here for the hours and locations ALL locations close at 7:00 PM on November 3, 2020
Voter Service Centers (VSC) are OPEN daily from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM except they are closed on Sunday and then on November 3 they are open from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. If you are in line by 7:00 PM on November 3 they have to let you vote.
VSC are where you can:
- Vote in person;
- Drop off completed ballots; and/or
- Take advantage of Same-day Voter Registration
The FINALIZED list of the LGBT Caucus Endorsements & Statements of Support are at the bottom of this email.
2020 General Election Info Video
Make sure that EVERYONE you know has the tools to so they are able to vote and that their vote is counted and the easiest way is by sharing this video with them. It is only 16 minute long and it will give them all the information that they need.
Power Point Presentation: http://bit.ly/LGBT2020GenElection
Where to find the nearest Places of Deposit & Voter Service Centers: https://elections.hawaii.gov/voter-service-centers-and-places-of-deposit/
More information on How to Vote: https://hawaiidemocrats.org/voteblue2020/
Click here for opportunities from the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s Coordinated Campaign to help especially if you cannot make Tuesday’s phone banking or even if you can and you want to do more.
2020 Candidate Surveys
The candidates that were successful and moved onto the General Election have their responses available here.
LGBT Caucus November Meeting
We are meeting Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 am via ZOOM.
LGBT Caucus 2021 Legislative Priorities
- Getting the State to fund/secure Homeless Youth Shelters across the State (homeless unaccompanied minors)
- Expanding gender markers on birth certificates
- Health centers for the neighbor islands that include mental health services with access for LGBTQIA+ (youth & adult)
- Removal of statute of limitations for survivors of sexual abuse as children
- Allowing minors to access health care for HIV & PrEP without parental consent
- Establish the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of the LGBTQ+ Community
Mahalo nui loa!
Michael Golojuch, Jr. (He/Him/His)
LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i
Ways to Help Our Candidates
- Vote for them, if you are able
- Donate, if you are able
- Ask your friends and family in their district to vote for the candidates
- Contact the campaign and volunteer to make phone calls and support their campaign activities
- Share the LGBT Caucus and the campaign social media posts supporting their candidacy
LGBT CAUCUS ENDORSEMENTS
2020 General Election
Joe Biden for President & Kamala Harris for Vice President of
the United State of America
Kai Kahele for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District
Watch/Listen to the:
Recording of Kai Kahele’s meeting with the LGBT Caucus
- Joy San Buenaventura (Senate District 2)
- Gil Keith-Agaran (Senate District 5)
- Stanley Chang (Senate District 9)
- Jeanné Kapela (House District 5)
- Tina Wildeberger (House District 11)
- Keith Kogachi (House District 17)
- Jackson Sayama (House District 20)
- Adrian Tam (House District 22) – Adrian is a member of Hawaii’s LGBTQIA+ community and he will be facing the founder of the Hawaii chapter of the “Proud Boys” a white supremacy based organization.
- Trish LaChica (House District 36)
- Ryan Yamane (House District 37)
- Michael Chapman (House District 45)
- Lisa Marten (House District 51)
County Races (* = Statements of Support)
- Mason Chock – County Council*
- Felicia Cowden – County Council*
- KipuKai Kuali’i – County Council* – KipuKai is currently the only out LGBTQIA+ elected official. He is a fighter for justice and equality and deserves to be re-elected!
City & County of Honolulu
- Keith Amemiya – Mayor – click here for the recording of Keith’s meeting with the LGBT Caucus.
- Steve Alm – Honolulu Prosecutor*
- Will Espero – Council District 9
- Jacob Aki – Council District 7*