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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Conversion Therapy Ban Has its FINAL HEARING

Because of your support we have a hearing for SB 270 – Relating to Minors 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 House’s Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

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Legislative Update – March 16, 2018

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: We had a great week – SB 270 the bill to ban conversion therapy passed the House’s CPC committee (10-0) and HB 2739 the medical aid in dying bill passed the Senate’s CPH committee (6-0) now we are already looking at next week: Testimony needed in strong support in the Senate Labor Committee for: HB 1489 – RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS Prohibits a state agency or program or activity receiving state financial assistance from excluding from participation, denying

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URGENT: Testimony for Senate Hearing Needed in Support of Medical Aid in Dying – HB 2739

We need testimony in STRONG SUPPORT for House Bill 2739 – RELATING TO HEALTH HB 2739 establishes a regulatory process under which an adult resident of the State with a medically confirmed terminal disease and less than six months to live may choose to obtain a prescription for medication to end the patient’s life. Imposes criminal sanctions for tampering with a patient’s request for a prescription or coercing a patient to request a prescription. Read the bill here. HB 2739

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URGENT: Your Testimony is Needed in Support of BANNING Conversion Therapy for LGBTQIA Youth – SB 270

BAN Conversion Therapy for LGBTQIA Keiki Testimony in Support of SB 270 is needed We have GREAT news for SB 270 a bill that will ban conversion therapy for LGBTQIA youth it is being heard in the Hawaii State House! SB 270 passed out of the Senate last week with a vote of 24 – 1! We need testimony in STRONG SUPPORT for Senate Bill 270 – RELATING TO MINORS SB 270 prohibits persons licensed to provide professional counseling from

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We Have A HEARING for Medical Aid In Dying! HB 2739

URGENT: Testimony needed in STRONG SUPPORT for HB 2739 which establishes a regulatory process under which an adult resident of the State with a medically confirmed terminal disease and less than six months to live may choose to obtain a prescription for medication to end the patient’s life. Imposes criminal sanctions for tampering with a patient’s request for a prescription or coercing a patient to request a prescription. HB 2739 (Medical aid in dying aka Death with Dignity) will be

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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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2018 Lt. Governor’s Candidate Forum

To help prepare for the 2018 Primary Election the LGBT Caucus and Labor Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i are hosting a candidate’s forum for the Democratic candidates for the Lt. Governor’s race. Candidates Participating in the forum (in order of appearance) 1. Bernard Carvalho 2. Kim Coco Iwamoto 3. Josh Green 4. William Espero 5. Jill Tokuda If you can’t make it in person we will be using the DPH’s video-conference system as well as broadcasting via Facebook

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URGENT: Testimony Needed to Support Homeless Youth – SB 2008

We need testimony in STRONG SUPPORT for Senate Bill 2008 – RELATING TO HOMELESS YOUTH SB 2008 appropriates funds to the department of human services to provide outreach to and shelter and services for homeless youth. It is being heard by the Senate’s Committee on Human Services and Senate’s Committee on Housing on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in room 016. Your testimony doesn’t need to be long just a couple of sentences about why you think that

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