Vacancies Available & August Meeting Announcement

Amended Bylaws RatifiedAugust Caucus MeetingMembership Dues At this past Saturday’s State Central Committee meeting our amended Bylaws were ratified by an unanimous vote. Click here to read them. This means there are five (5) new positions now available on the Steering Committee and they are: 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 September 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM. August Caucus

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#ZoomForPride – Special Announcement

TONIGHT isZoom for PRIDE &Caucus’s 20th Anniversary Happy Pride! TODAY in US history we had 3 landmark cases come down – Lawrence v. Texas in 2003, Windsor v. US in 2013, & Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 so we have a lot to celebrate!  As we are preparing for ‘Zoom for Pride‘ we wanted you to know that DJ A.i.T. (you can follow her on Insta @pasiaggressive) will be providing the music and we are going to be having a SPECIAL GUEST performance from Princess

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Happy Pride – #ZoomForPride

Zoom for PRIDECaucus’s 20th Anniversary We are closing out this historic Pride Month with ‘Zoom for Pride‘ the on-line dance party  starting at 7:00 pm HST this Saturday, with a surprise performance.  ‘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

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Pride Meeting – 20th Anniversary with ‘Zoom for Pride’

PRIDE MeetingAct 53 – Juneteenth20th AnniversaryZoom for PRIDE We found out this past week that Hawai’i is represented by the rainbow lei (pictured below) in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History‘s exhibit ‘Illegal to Be You: Gay History Beyond Stonewall’, which is dedicated to the fight for justice and equality for the LGBTQIA+ community. I gave the lei to Jerame Davis, who was with Stonewall Democrats at the time and is now the Executive Director of Pride at Work, at the 2012 Democratic National

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Happy Pride Month

Happy International Pride Month! The Stonewall (formerly the LGBT) Caucus is celebrating our 20th anniversary this month along with several LGBTQIA+ history making anniversaries like the 52nd anniversary for the Stonewall Riots to landmark Supreme Court rulings. The most recent ruling being Bostock v. Clayton County in which the Court held that Title VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964) protects employees against discrimination based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. When we struck out we were the 1st caucus for the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i and now there are 7

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Harvey Milk Day

CELEBRATINGHarvey Milk Day To celebrate Harvey Milk Day think about supporting Zoom for Pride. The Stonewall Caucus’ (formerly LGBT Caucus) is celebrating 20 years of advocating for Hawai’i’s LGBTQIA+ community, Pride month, and to honor all the advancements we have made over the years (see partial list below) we are hosting Zoom for Pride dance party on Saturday, June 26th at 7:00 pm HST to support the following non-profits representing the following counties: Kaua’i – YWCA of Kaua’i O’ahu – Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center Maui – Maui AIDS

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Presenting the Stonewall Caucus (formerly LGBT Caucus) of the DPH

We are now the…Stonewall Caucus At the May 15, 2021 meeting we voted to change our name to Stonewall Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i as well as amend our Bylaws to reflect this change, add new seats to the Steering Committee and expand our Mission Statement. Click here to review all the amendments that passed at the meeting. I would like to say MAHALO NUI LOA to everyone that came to the meeting and to all those that responded to

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Have Your Voice Heard – May Meeting

May LGBT Caucus MeetingVoting: Name Change or Bylaws UpdatesVictory Institute Fellowship & TrainingsTo RUN for office or RUN a campaign? I have gotten a couple of inquiries and YES we do allow proxies for LGBT Caucus members that are not able to make this Saturday’s meeting, where a quorum of 15 members are required to be present for voting. Members may submit their proxy to establish quorum ONLY.  (Art. 5, Section 3) Since proxies cannot vote, all proxies held by the Chair of the

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Run For Office or Run A Campaign!

Want to RUN for Office orRUN a Campaign?Victory Institute Fellowship & Trainings May LGBT Caucus Meeting Info Are you interested in running for office or serving as a campaign manager? The Victory Institute is offering the Victory Empowerment Fellowship, a fellowships are for LGBTQIA+ people of color who are interested in running for political office or serving as a campaign manager (no specific timeline required). The Victory Institute will provide each fellow with complimentary registration to Victory Institute’s Candidate & Campaign Training and the International LGBTQ Leaders

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Sine Die, 2021 Legislative Recap & Looking Forward

Yesterday was Sine Die (final day of the 2021 Legislative Session) and here are the LGBTQIA+ focused bills and resolutions that survived: HB 282 – Emergency shelters for unaccompanied minors (LGBT Caucus Priority when the 2021 session started, our complete list is at the bottom of this email);HB 1096 – Parentage Taskforce to address the needs of LGBTQIA+ parents dealing the birth certificate;HB 1107 – To help address cyber bullying; &HCR 162 – Requires DHS, PSD, DOH, DOE & Judiciary to create a plan

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