Happy HNL Pride Month & Preparing for the General Election
Happy Pride & LGBTQIA History Month and remember October 11th is National Coming Out Day!
Details for the Honolulu Pride Parade:
Saturday, October 20th we meet-up at 9:00 AM at Magic Island & we need to be in place by 10:00 AM Honolulu Pride Parade starts at 11:00 AM with the Pride Parade route starting at Ala Moana & Atkinson and follows Ala Moana to Kalakaua and end at Kapiolani Park.
Facebook Event Click Here
Details for the Honolulu Pride Festival:
Thanks to the generous donation from Suzanne & Tambry Young the LGBT Caucus will have a booth at the Honolulu Pride Festival at Diamond Head Greens (the makai side of the Waikiki Shell) following the Pride Parade. They will need help staffing the booth so if you are willing to help out by taking a shift, setting up or tearing down please email Tambry at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the 2018 General Election the LGBT Caucus has taken these positions:
We are asking all of our members and supporters to vote:
NO on the Constitutional Convention (Con-Con)
YES on the Constitutional Amendment (Funding for public education)
LGBT Caucus has endorsed – Mazie K. Hirono for US Senator
The State Central Committee passed the following resolutions click on the titles to read them:
- OPPOSING A CONSTITUIONAL CONVENTION (CON-CON)
- SUPPORTING THE STRIKE BY UNITE HERE LOCAL 5 IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR DECENT WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS
DEADLINE to Register to Vote for the General Election
Deadline to register to vote for the General Election is October 9, 2018 – https://olvr.hawaii.gov/
Otherwise everyone will have to wait until either early walk-in voting or November 6, 2018 and register to vote and vote at the same time.
Click here to find your nearest walk-in voting location
Click here to find your polling location for November 6, 2018 and/or see your sample ballot.
Poll Watching for the General Election
Poll Watching is the final piece of a comprehensive GOTV Program for the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i (DPH).
Poll Watching serves two purposes:
- Ensure our fellow Democrats get to the polls and are encouraged to vote for Democrats.
- Ensure that ALL voters get to cast their vote. They are basically the DPH’s eyes and ears at the polling locations.
To be a poll watcher for the DPH the volunteer needs to registered voter (state requirement) & a member of the DPH (Party requirement).
To be a phone banker you just need to a member of the DPH (Party requirement).
To make it easier for DPH members to volunteer they have created 2 different on-line Google forms:
Poll Watchers Application: https://goo.gl/forms/fovRlNbzABpVCII33
Phone Bankers Volunteer Form: https://goo.gl/forms/L8nS75ubgtEQlffx1
Poll Watchers or staffing DPH HQ and county call-in centers do not need to volunteer all day – a couple of hours during the day Poll Watchers (off-peak voting time in the morning) and Phone Bankers (anytime during the day) will make huge difference.