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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Support Homeless Unaccompanied Minors

Supportive Testimony NeededCaucus March MeetingCaucus Name Change Survey I hope that you are staying dry and safe. With the bills crossing over we are now getting hearing notices and we need your support in passing the following bills… Supportive Testimony for these Bills HB 282 LGBT Caucus Priority – Expands the circumstances where a minor may consent to no cost emergency shelter and related services to include cases where the provider is coordinating with child welfare services.Hearing Date: Tuesday, 03-16-21 3:00 PMDeadline to submit: Monday, 03-15-21

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Equality Act (Re) Introduced – LGBT Caucus Meeting 2-20 @ 10 AM

Supportive Testimony NeededCaucus February Meeting TomorrowCaucus Name Change SurveyTraining to Submit Testimony Yesterday in Congress the Equality Act was re-introduced by Congressman David Cicilline and the entire Congressional Equality Caucus. The Equality Act when passed would amend existing civil rights laws, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act, to explicitly ban LGBTQIA+ discrimination in the workforce, housing, education, credit, jury service and other areas of American life. President Biden urged Congress to quickly pass this historic piece of legislation. A

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2021 Legislature Bills; Caucus Name Change Survey; & Training to Submit Testimony

It has been a busy week for the Biden-Harris Administration, it has been one week since President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn into office! Over the past 7 days President Biden has signed a lot of Executive Orders to begin to undo he damage cause by you know who and his cabinet nominees have been getting hearings including Mayor Pete who passed his committee today!  Today was also the deadline for bill submission for Hawaii’s 2021 Legislative Session and I

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Early Voting Has Begun – Act Now!

LGBT Caucus Steering Committee Members UPDATED 2020 General Election Info Yesterday, October 20th, the Voter Service Centers opened and will remain open every day until Election Day (except Sundays) for anyone that wants to Vote in Person, Register to Vote, or drop off a completed ballot. We are seeing historic early voting back on the continent and the same is here in Hawai’i (if C&C Honolulu daily count results are any indication), but we can and must do better with our voter turn

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