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 out especially this year. There is SO MUCH on the ballot – our community’s civil rights, access to health care, addressing climate change, and having a plan to respond to the COVID pandemic just to name a few.
We need everyone to vote and vote like their life depends on it because for our community and every other minority community it does.
Below we have ALL the information that any voter needs to make sure they can vote and their vote is counted! So PLEASE forward this email to everyone in your contact list and let them know why you are voting.
Before we get to that very important information I want to introduce the LGBT Caucus’s Steering Committee for 2020 – 2022:
- Chair: Michael Golojuch, Jr.
- Vice-Chair: Hannah Liebreich
- Secretary: Lynn Robinson-Onderko
- Treasurer: James Vivian Mateo
- At-Large Rep: Adrian Tam
- At-Large Rep: VACANT
- Kaua’i County Rep: VACANT
- Maui County Rep: Deb Cohn
- Hawai’i County Rep: Zahara “Z” Zaidoff
- SCC Rep: Eileen McKee
- SCC Rep: Michael Golojuch, Jr.
I would like to thank everyone for stepping up and willing to serve Hawaii’s LGBTQIA+ community and I look forward to working with them to make Hawai’i a better place for our community and everyone that is lucky enough to call Hawai’i home! If you would like to serve Hawaii’s LGBTQIA+ community by being the Kauai County Rep or At-Large Rep please respond to this email.
2020 General Election Information
We want to make sure that EVERYONE has the tools to make sure they are able to vote and that their vote is counted. Here is 16 minute video that will give them that information.
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/
TODAY – If you know a registered voter that has NOT received it contact your County Clerk’s Office during regular business.
TODAY – Request a one-time absentee ballot if you are a registered voter and will not be at your residency on file click here for the form that needs to be printed out and mailed or dropped off to your County Clerks Office and/or call your County Clerk’s Office for more information
|County of Hawaii|
|25 Aupuni Street|
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
|Phone: (808) 961-8277|
Fax: (808) 961-8673
|County of Maui|
|200 South High Street|
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
|Phone: (808) 270-7749|
Fax: (808) 270-7171
|County of Kauai|
|4386 Rice Street|
Lihue, Hawaii 96766
|Phone: (808) 241-4800|
Fax: (808) 241-6207
|City & County of Honolulu|
|530 South King Street|
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
|Phone: (808) 768-3800|
Fax: (808) 768-3835
October 20 through Election Day, November 3 (excluding Sundays) – Voter Service Centers (VSC) open & Places of Deposit available – Click here for the locations
November 3 – General Election Day (VSC open 7:00 am – 7:00 pm) & all mailed ballots MUST BE RECEIVED by 7:00 pm
The FINALIZED 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.
There is only ONE Tuesday left and the shift is from 12:00 – 2:00 PM (Hawai’i Time) 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/
Click here for more opportunities from the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s Coordinated Campaign to help especially if you cannot make Tuesday’s phone banking or even if you can and you want to do more.
2020 Candidate Surveys
The candidates that were successful and moved onto the General Election have their responses available here.
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)
LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i
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
Kai Kahele for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District
Watch/Listen to the:
Recording of Kai Kahele’s meeting with the LGBT Caucus
- Joy San Buenaventura (Senate District 2)
- Gil Keith-Agaran (Senate District 5)
- Stanley Chang (Senate District 9)
- Jeanné Kapela (House District 5)
- Tina Wildeberger (House District 11)
- Keith Kogachi (House District 17)
- Jackson Sayama (House District 20)
- Adrian Tam (House District 22) – Adrian is a member of Hawaii’s LGBTQIA+ community and he will be facing the founder of the Hawaii chapter of the “Proud Boys” a white supremacy based organization.
- Trish LaChica (House District 36)
- Ryan Yamane (House District 37)
- Michael Chapman (House District 45)
- Lisa Marten (House District 51)
County Races (* = Statements of Support)
- Mason Chock – County Council*
- Felicia Cowden – County Council*
- KipuKai Kuali’i – County Council* – KipuKai is currently the only out LGBTQIA+ elected official. He is a fighter for justice and equality and deserves to be re-elected!
City & County of Honolulu
- Keith Amemiya – Mayor – click here for the recording of Keith’s meeting with the LGBT Caucus.
- Steve Alm – Honolulu Prosecutor*
- Will Espero – Council District 9
- Jacob Aki – Council District 7*