September Caucus Meeting Announcement
September Caucus Mtg Agenda
Looking for HMA Members
Openings on the Steering Committee
Vax UP, Mask UP, Wash UP…
We are meeting this Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10 AM via Zoom. Click here for the complete agenda.
Join the Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 956 7990 6596
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HMA Members Please Speak Out
It has come to our attention that the Hawai‘i Medical Association has hired Marc Alexander (anti-equality, anti-choice, sexual predator protector, & accused pedophile) as their new Executive Director. For those that do not know Marc led the battle against marriage equality and all LGBTQIA+ equality bills on behalf of his former employer – the Roman Catholic Church at the Hawai‘i State Legislature.
If you or someone you know is a member of the Hawai‘i Medical Association we are requesting that you contact the board directly to express your displeasure on this recent hire. If you or they want to go the extra mile, submit a letter to editor expressing your outrage/disappointment of Marc’s hiring.
Openings on the Steering Committee
With the updating of our Bylaws, click here to read them, that created new positions and the resignation of our 1st Vice Chair we have the following six (6) openings on the Stonewall Caucus’s Steering Committee:
- 1st Vice Chair
- O‘ahu County Representative;
- East Hawai‘i County Representative;
- Vice-Chair for Membership;
- Vice-Chair for Communications; &
- Vice-Chair for Fundraising
To learn more and/or apply for any of these positions click here. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM. If you are thinking about running for Chair of the Caucus in 2022 this is a great way to get to know how the Caucus runs behind the scenes.
Vax UP, Mask UP, Wash UP &
Don’t show UP to large gatherings
If you, your friends, family and neighbors are able to get vaccinated please do so NOW! We also need EVERYONE to mask up (covering your nose and mouth) every time you leave your house, follow the gathering guidelines and practice physical distancing when you have to go out.
Find the nearest COVID vaccination sight to you by clicking here.
You or someone that you know needs help registering?
If you are age 65 or older, call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment and to access transportation services to and from your vaccine appointment. (They will take calls from those under 65 as well)
Need the vaccine brought to you or someone you know?
If they are under age 65, or would like an in-home vaccination, call (808) 586-8332 or (833) 711-0645 for help scheduling an appointment. Available Monday – Friday from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Translators are available to be brought onto the line to assist in your language needs.
If you have other questions about the vaccine click here or talk to your doctor.
If you think you may have been exposed, not feeling great, or for your peace of mind find the nearest testing sight to you by clicking here.
PLEASE keep in mind that members of our own community are on the front lines EVERYDAY helping to fight back against this global pandemic and they NEED everyone of us to step-up and do the right thing! Which includes: wearing a mask, washing your hands regularly, practice physical distancing and only going out when you absolutely need to.
Tell your friends and family not to make excuses, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to get vaccinated.
We hope that you will be able to join us for the September Stonewall Caucus meeting this Saturday.
Mahalo nui loa!
Michael Golojuch, Jr. (He/Him/His)
ChairStonewall Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i
You can still donate to ‘Zoom for Pride‘ and after your donation is received you will get the link to the digital recording of ‘Zoom for Pride’ so you can hear the amazing music that was provided by DJ A.i.T. (you can follow her on Insta @pasiaggressive).
‘Zoom for Pride‘ supports the following non-profits representing the following counties:
- Kaua‘i – YWCA Kaua’i: Their programs focus on women’s empowerment, racial justice, and violence prevention and intervention in response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. We seek to eliminate family violence in all of its forms, provide treatment to those who have been traumatized by violence, and provide the skills necessary for individuals who were once violent to live productive and caring lives. YWCA Kaua’i is a leader on issues of women’s empowerment and the elimination of racism on the island of Kaua’i and across the state of Hawai’i.
- O‘ahu – Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center serves Hawai’i communities by reducing the harm and fighting the stigma of HIV, hepatitis, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, and poverty in our community. We focus our efforts on those disproportionately affected by social determinants of health, including but not limited to: people living with and/or affected by HIV, hepatitis, substance use, and the transgender, LGBQ and the Native Hawaiian communities. We foster health, wellness, and systemic change in Hawai’i and the Pacific through care services, advocacy, training, prevention, education, and capacity building. (see video below)
- Maui – Maui AIDS Foundation is focused on promoting the sexual health and well-being of the members of our community. MAF is the only AIDS service organization serving Maui County including the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai. MAF provides direct services that include linkage to medical care, access to HIV medications, food, and emotional and educational support to those in need. MAF also provides comprehensive educational and testing programs. These preventative programs provide information, preventative tools and testing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV, Hepatitis-C (HCV) and Syphilis. Maui AIDS Foundation has provided these vital services free of cost to the community of Maui County.
- Hawai‘i – Hawai’i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation is also going through a name change to Kumukahi Health & Wellness. Rooted in the principles of Harm Reduction, Kumukahi Health & Wellness provides a safe space for people affected by or living with HIV and others in need by addressing the social determinants of health for all underserved communities on Hawai’i Island. Kumukahi Health & Wellness strives to enhance the quality of life for its participants and aspires to be the model of accessible, client-centered, and culturally competent support and care for other service providers across Hawai’i and the Pacific.
Your donation will be split evenly between all four of these wonderful organizations. They were selected because they provide essential social services throughout the year for Hawai’i’s LGBTQIA+ community and beyond.
Click here or on the picture below to hear from one of our amazing benefactors Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center about the amazing work they are doing as well as from Miss Hawai’i 2020 Samantha Neyland the leader of the fight to get Juneteenth recognized here in the state of Hawai’i: