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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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 Meeting Agenda & Conference info

Conference Briefing Video April Caucus Meeting – this SaturdayName Change Survey We are heading into the Conference portion of the Legislative process. If you are unsure of how Conference works or what is involved PLEASE click this link to watch a video from the Public Access Room. You can also find the link at the bottom of PAR’s Conference Committee info page where they have other resources as well. Reminder you can check the status of the bills and resolutions that the LGBT Caucus

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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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