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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Join the LGBT Caucus Steering Committee

Applications NOW Being AcceptedFor Vice-Chair Positions As was discussed at our meeting this past Saturday there are three (3) NEW Vice-chair positions for the Steering Committee of the LGBT Caucus and they will oversee their respective committees:  Vice-Chair for Membership; Vice-Chair for Communications; & Vice-Chair for Fundraising Here are the committees responsibilities: Membership Committee:The Membership Committee shall, on behalf of the (to be inserted) Caucus, shall be responsible for coordinating recruitment of new members and membership drives, developing and maintain on boarding

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April 9th Caucus Update

Updated Proposed Bylaw ChangesApril Caucus MeetingName Change SurveyRequest For Support – O’ahu Happy Aloha Friday! The Steering Committee has voted to replace the proposed Caucus Bylaw changes with this new updated version. We will present them at the April meeting and have a vote on them at the May meeting. As you can see below we are going to have a very full April meeting and we hope that you can join us. Mahalo to everyone that submitted testimony in support of

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ACTION ALERT: Testimony Needed

Testimony Needed For ResolutionApril Caucus MeetingName Change Survey Happy Hump Day! Good news all the bills and resolution we asked for supportive testimony that were heard yesterday (4/6/21) passed! Mahalo to everyone that submitted testimony in support! Supportive Testimony NEEDED for thisResolution Do not just rely on the LGBT Caucus for submitting testimony for the bills and resolutions that we are supporting (or opposing). If you need a refresher there is the “How To Submit Testimony” training at the end of this email.

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LGBT Caucus Reverses Course on SCR 161

Statement on SCR 161/SR 126Testimony Needed For Priority BillsName Change Survey The Steering Committee of the LGBT Caucus met last night. There was an issue with the Zoom account which was rectified thanks to our Secretary Lynn! To ensure that everyone had access to the new link we posted it to our social media platforms and unfortunately 20 minutes into the meeting we were Zoom bombed (I hope you never have to experience one of those) The meeting was recessed

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Legislative Update & Steering Committee Meeting

Testimony Needed to Support JusticeSteering Committee Meeting 3-31-21Updating Our Mission Statement We have great news HB 1107 HD1 SD1 (cyber bullying) & HB 576 HD3 (abortion access) both passed the Senate today! HB 1107 was amended in the Senate so now we hope that the House will to agree with their technical amends before it is sent to the Governor, but for HB 576 it was passed unamended by the Senate so that goes directly to Governor for his consideration. Supportive Testimony NEEDED for theseBills &

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2nd Lateral: Legislative Update

Testimony Needed to Support JusticeUpdating Our Mission Statement Happy Prince Kuhio Day! This was a very busy week at the State Legislature, please check out the LGBT Caucus Bill Tracking Report for a complete update. We have hit Second Lateral and I have updated the report to reflect those changes. For those that are interested in the history and background around the LGBT Caucus’ position on SCR 161 and the work that needs to be done to ensure insurance policies cover transition services

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Have YOUR Voice Heard!

Caucus March RecapTestimony Needed As you know we are in the process of changing the Caucus’s name to be more inclusive and to complete this process we will need to edit our By-Laws so we are using this opportunity to update Article Two – Statement of Purpose. Click here to review the suggested amendments that we have received to date.  Please email me any other changes that you would like to see for Article Two. At our April 17th meeting the suggested

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WE NEED YOU! Help Make A Difference

Testimony NeededTomorrow: Caucus March MeetingCaucus Name Change Survey Happy Aloha Friday, we had a busy week at the legislature please refer to the LGBT Caucus Bill Tracking Report for a complete update onwhere the bills and resolutions that we are tracking stand. Last month we saw the Equality Act pass the US House and this week we saw it get its HISTORIC hearing in the Senate’s Judiciary Committee – click here to watch the hearing. Unfortunately it will have an uphill battle in the

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