Support Each Other – Get Vaccinated

Vaccinate & Mask UP
Openings on the Steering Committee
August Caucus Meeting
Membership Dues

I am sure that you have heard by now the unfortunate number of 1,167 new COVID cases announced today for here in Hawai’i. What also was announced is that every hospital in the state of Hawai’i is at or over capacity. 

If you, your friends, family and neighbors are able to get vaccinated please do so NOW! We also need EVERYONE to mask up (covering your nose and mouth) every time you leave your house, follow the gathering guidelines and practice physical distancing when you go out.

Find the nearest COVID vaccination sight to you by clicking here.

You or someone that you know needs help registering?
If you are age 65 or older, call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment and to access transportation services to and from your vaccine appointment. (They will take calls from those under 65 as well)

Need the vaccine brought to you or someone you know?
If they are under age 65, or would like an in-home vaccination, call (808) 586-8332 or (833) 711-0645 for help scheduling an appointment. Available Monday – Friday from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Translators are available to be brought onto the line to assist in your language needs.

If you have other questions about the vaccine click here or talk to your doctor.

If you think you may have been exposed, not feeling great, or for your peace of mind find the nearest testing sight to you by clicking here.

PLEASE keep in mind that members of our own community are on the front lines EVERYDAY helping to fight back against this global pandemic and they NEED everyone of us to step-up and do the right thing! Which includes: wearing a mask, washing your hands regularly, practice physical distancing and only going out when you absolutely need to.

Tell your friends and family not to make excuses, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to get vaccinated. 

In other COVID related news; both Honolulu Pride and Kona Pride have canceled ALL in-person Pride activities for 2021. We will be talking about how we can participate in their on-line programs at our meeting on August 21.

Openings on the Steering Committee

With the updating of our Bylaws, click here to read them, that created new positions and the resignation of our 1st Vice Chair we have the following six (6) openings on the Stonewall Caucus’s Steering Committee:

  • 1st Vice Chair
  • O‘ahu County Representative;
  • East Hawai‘i County Representative;
  • Vice-Chair for Membership;
  • Vice-Chair for Communications; &
  • Vice-Chair for Fundraising

To learn more and/or apply for any of these positions click here. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM. If you are thinking about running for Chair of the Caucus in 2022 this is a great way to get to know how the Caucus runs behind the scenes.

August Caucus Meeting

Reminder we are meeting on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 10 AM via Zoom. At this meeting we will use the first part of the meeting to attend to Stonewall Caucus business which will include starting to set our 2022 Legislative Priorities that are focused on LGBTQIA+ issues, and Pride activities. So please put your thinking caps on between now and then. 

The second part of the meeting will be divided into two sections:

  1. Presentation on the proposed DPH Bylaw changes that were submitted by the 2022 DPH State Convention Committee, as well as changes in the format for the State Convention, followed by a
  2. Discussion about how the Party organizes at the state level. 

Caucus Membership Dues

Pursuant to our Caucus Bylaws this is the required annual ask for our members to pay their voluntary membership dues of $10 (ten). We did not ask in 2020 due to the pandemic and we pushed back the ask this year as not to conflict with the ‘Zoom for Pride‘ fundraising event. 

Where do your membership dues go?
We use your voluntary dues to pay for entry fees,
hand outs and signage for Pride events; and 
cover the production costs for fundraising activities like ‘Zoom for Pride’.

By paying your membership dues you help ensure that we have the resources for the battles that lay ahead.

If you have already paid your Caucus membership dues MAHALO NUI LOA. If not and you are able to pay them please click here to donate.

We hope that you will be able to join us for the August Stonewall Caucus meeting.

Mahalo nui loa!

Michael Golojuch, Jr. (He/Him/His)
ChairStonewall Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i

Click here to become a Member of the Stonewall Caucus of the DPH
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You can still donate to ‘Zoom for Pride‘ and after your donation is received you will get the link to the digital recording of ‘Zoom for Pride’ so you can hear the amazing music that was provided by DJ A.i.T. (you can follow her on Insta @pasiaggressive).

Zoom for Pride‘ supports the following non-profits representing the following counties:

  • Kauai – YWCA Kaua’i: Their programs focus on women’s empowerment, racial justice, and violence prevention and intervention in response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. We seek to eliminate family violence in all of its forms, provide treatment to those who have been traumatized by violence, and provide the skills necessary for individuals who were once violent to live productive and caring lives. YWCA Kaua’i is a leader on issues of women’s empowerment and the elimination of racism on the island of Kaua’i and across the state of Hawai’i.
  • Oahu – Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center serves Hawai’i communities by reducing the harm and fighting the stigma of HIV, hepatitis, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, and poverty in our community. We focus our efforts on those disproportionately affected by social determinants of health, including but not limited to: people living with and/or affected by HIV, hepatitis, substance use, and the transgender, LGBQ and the Native Hawaiian communities. We foster health, wellness, and systemic change in Hawai’i and the Pacific through care services, advocacy, training, prevention, education, and capacity building. (see video below)
  • Maui – Maui AIDS Foundation is focused on promoting the sexual health and well-being of the members of our community. MAF is the only AIDS service organization serving Maui County including the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai. MAF provides direct services that include linkage to medical care, access to HIV medications, food, and emotional and educational support to those in need. MAF also provides comprehensive educational and testing programs. These preventative programs provide information, preventative tools and testing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV, Hepatitis-C (HCV) and Syphilis. Maui AIDS Foundation has provided these vital services free of cost to the community of Maui County.
  • Hawaii – Hawai’i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation is also going through a name change to Kumukahi Health & Wellness. Rooted in the principles of Harm Reduction, Kumukahi Health & Wellness provides a safe space for people affected by or living with HIV and others in need by addressing the social determinants of health for all underserved communities on Hawai’i Island.  Kumukahi Health & Wellness strives to enhance the quality of life for its participants and aspires to be the model of accessible, client-centered, and culturally competent support and care for other service providers across Hawai’i and the Pacific.  

Your donation will be split evenly between all four of these wonderful organizations. They were selected because they provide essential social services throughout the year for Hawai’i’s LGBTQIA+ community and beyond.

Click here or on the picture below to hear from one of our amazing benefactors Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center about the amazing work they are doing as well as from Miss Hawai’i 2020 Samantha Neyland the leader of the fight to get Juneteenth recognized here in the state of Hawai’i:

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