Vote With Pride! 2020 General Election

Make Sure Your Vote is Counted

Happy LGBTQIA+ History Month! (Reminder that this Sunday is National Coming Out Day!)

As ballot start arriving we wanted to make sure that everyone had the tools to make sure they are able to vote and that their vote is counted. Here is a video that will give you that information.

Click here to watch the video.

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/

2020 General Election Dates

October 16 – Ballots received to every registered voter – Office of Elections announced that ballots will be mailed on the following dates:

  • City and County of Honolulu: October 5 & 6, 2020
  • County of Hawai’i: October 7, 2020
  • County of Maui: October 8, 2020
  • County of Kaua’i: October 9, 2020

October 20 through Election Day, November 3 – Voter Service Centers open & Places of Deposit available – Click here for the locationsNovember 3 – General Election Day (VSC open 7:00 am – 7:00 pm) & all mailed ballots MUST BE RECEIVED by 7:00 pm

An updated list of the LGBT Caucus Endorsements & Statements of Support are at the bottom of this email.

Support Biden-Harris in Battle Ground States

We need YOUR help now more than ever in reaching LGBTQIA+ and pro-equality voters in battleground states to ensure Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris are victorious in November.

The shift is EVERY Tuesday from 12:00 – 2:00 PM (Hawaii Time) ONLY THREE (3) Tuesdays left and you can do it from the safety of your own home. You don’t have to do the entire 2 hours, even 30 minutes can make a big difference.


Click here to sign-up: https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/312232/

2020 Candidate Surveys

The candidates that were successful and moved onto the General Election have their responses available here. 

U.S. Representative Raceshttps://bit.ly/2020FedRespLGBT
State Races: https://bit.ly/2020StateRespsLGBT
All County Races: https://bit.ly/2020CntyRespLGBT

October LGBT Caucus Meeting

At our October meeting – Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 3:00 PM – please notice the change in time we will be having the elections of the Caucus Officers and other Steering Committee members. We will send out the Zoom link with the self-nominations. To help assist with the running of the elections and to ensure all the members have a chance to get to know who is running for office we are requiring this nomination form to be filled out and submitted by 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 11, 2020 HST (National Coming Out Day). Responses will be emailed out to the members by the end of Monday, October 12.

Please complete this form to self nominate for any of the following Officer or Steering Committee positions – Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, County Representative (1 each for Kaua’i, Maui & Hawai’i counties) or At-Large Member (2 positions).
 
We are also requiring a written statement stating:
    A. Demonstrated involvement and active participation with the LGBT Caucus meetings and/or LGBT Caucus activities; and
    B. Commitment to attend the LGBT Caucus General meetings as well as the Steering Committee meetings.

Nominations will be only be accepted from the floor if no one has self-nominated for that position.

Reminder that to be able to run for any of these positions that you must have been a member of the LGBT Caucus for at least three (3) months by Saturday, October 17, 2020.

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)
Chair
LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i

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

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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

Campaign Website

Kai Kahele for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District

Campaign Website
Watch/Listen to the:
Recording of Kai Kahele’s meeting with the LGBT Caucus

State Races

SENATE

HOUSE

County Races (* = Statements of Support)

Kaua’i County

City & County of Honolulu

Maui County

Hawai’i County