Testimony needed for 4 LGBT Caucus Priority Bills

Happy Aloha Sunday – I hope you are staying safe and warm in this weather!

I have great news we have 4 (four) priority bills that have hearings  and now we NEED your kokua to help keep them moving!

Please take a couple of minutes to get your testimony in STRONG SUPPORT. Reminder your testimony does not have to be long.

For SB 674 we are asking that you support the bill but also ask that you in your testimony that you support the LGBT Caucus’ recommendation for an amendment. Our amendment removes out dated language and simplifies the bill to BAN Conversion Therapy.

SAMPLE TESTIMONY:
“I support SB 674 and ask that you follow the LGBT Caucus’ recommendation and amend the bill to clarify the language and simplify the bill.

Mahalo for your support”
Hearing: Tuesday, 02-12-19 @ 9:00 AM in RM 229
Deadline to submit testimony: Mon, 02-04-19 @ 2:05 PM

SB 1043
– The bill will ensure that necessary drugs are covered by their insurance like PrEP.
Hearing: Tuesday, 02-12-19 @ 9:00 AM in RM 016 (basement/Chamber level)
Deadline to submit testimony: Mon, 02-04-19 @ 2:05 PM


Here they are the other LGBT Caucus priority bills:
SB 429 – which EXPANDS gender markers for driver’s licenses and state IDs.
Hearing: Monday 02-11-19 @ 1:15PM in RM 225
Deadline to submit: Sunday 02-10-19 @ 1:15PM


SB 2 – which will ban “Gay Panic” & “Trans Panic” as an affirmative defense.
Hearing: Tuesday, 02-12-19 @ 9:00 AM in RM 016 (basement/Chamber level)
Deadline to submit testimony: Mon, 02-04-19 @ 2:05 PM


Here is another other bill we asking that you support as well.

SB 383Requires the Board of Education to establish and implement youth suicide awareness and prevention training programs and risk referral protocols in public schools, including charter schools.
Hearing: Monday, 02-11-19 @ 2:45 PM in RM 016
Deadline to submit: Sunday, 02-10-19 @ 2:45 PM

Click here to learn how to submit testimony.
Click here for the CURRENT list of bills that
the LGBT Caucus is SUPPORTING in 2019.


February LGBT Caucus Meeting: Meet Councilmember Formby & the 2019 Legislative Update
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DPH HQ – 627 South Street, Honolulu
Facebook Event

On February 5, 2019 Mike Formby was unanimously appointed by the Honolulu City Council and sworn in as temporary Councilmember for City & Council District 4. Councilmember Formby will serve until April 13 during the redo voting for CD 4 in the Ozawa-Waters race.

Upon being sworn in Councilmember Formby became the 2nd out LGBTQIA elected official in the state of Hawai’i. The other out elected official being of course Councilmember KipuKai Kuali’i who serves on the Kaua’i County Council. Councilmember Kuali’i won re-election this past November.

Councilmember Formby was the former Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, and prior to that served as the Former Honolulu Transportation Services Director for the City & County of Honolulu.

Councilmember Formby will be discussing a variety of topics from why (or why not) the LGBT Caucus & the LGBTQIA community should follow the going’s on at the Council to how the City’s legislative process works.

Following the Talk-story session there will be a 2019 Legislative update.

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 Members & Supporters:
Neighborhood Board Nominations closes on Friday, February 15, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
We encourage you to run! Click here to register
For more information click here

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


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