Womenʻs March Oʻahu, 808RAN, YPDA and HawaiʻiJ20+ are proud to support Oʻahu Student Leaders for the March for Our Lives. We have heard the call from our kids, the survivors of the school shooting in Florida who are calling for a march on Washington and across the country to demand action on gun control.
Vote in your precinct elections, become a delegate, help shape the future of Hawaii politics.
Step 1: Find your house district and precinct numbers at https://olvr.hawaii.gov/altpollingplacesearch.aspx
Example: "District/Precinct: 22/02"
*THE POLLING PLACE SHOWN HERE MAY NOT BE YOUR ELECTION LOCATION FOR MARCH 7TH*
Step 2: Then use your district and precinct numbers to find your election location at https://hawaiidemocrats.org/precinctmeetings
Join a student-led meeting to plan our #NeverAgain Hawaii solidarity campaign, including a March 14 Walkout to commemorate the Feb 14 massacre at Parkland, Florida, and demand #GunControlNow; the Hawaii #MarchForOurLives rally on March 24, a possible #GunReformNow Town Hall at the Capitol; and an April 20 event geared toward the end of the legislative session and to get people ready for the 2018 midterm elections.
The third and final Kupono workshop, entitled "How to Make Your Curriculum Less Oppressive to Hawaiian Students (2017-)" will feature Dr. Kehaunani Abad, Amy Perusso and Ph.D. candidate Maya Saffery and will focus on putting everything covered in the previous workshops into context today and planning ways that teachers can integrate what they have learned about political history in Hawaii and sovereignty into their classroom curricula.
To RSVP contact Hina Kaopua at firstname.lastname@example.org
Civics Is Sexy is a free to the public participatory workshop promoting effective community engagement in the Hawai‘i State Legislature and other realms of civic society. The process of creating, following, and testifying on important issues in our society can be overwhelming. Join us for a Saturday at the Capitol and we will walk you through the process with details on how to use the State's legislative website, gather information through the public access room, and give in-person testimony in front of a panel of legislatures on real-life bills. You'll also be able to connect with a wide variety of communities and organizations doing extraordinary work to make Hawai‘i a better place.
Nina Turner brings to our islands national experience and insight on resisting the regressive political tide, unifying around issues, and organizing communities to build an equalizing and transformative grassroots movement to advance the public interest and revitalize our democracy.
Nina is a former State Senator from Ohio, President of Our Revolution, Member of the DNC Unity Reform Commission, and a Founding Fellow of the Sanders Institute. A champion for progressive causes such as labor, women’s reproductive health, voting rights, and the eradication of wealth and income inequality, Turner forms deep connections with people from all walks of life.
For the February meeting, Candidate for CD-1 Doug Chin (current Attorney General for the State of Hawaii) will be a guest speaker. Also on the agenda: voting on the proposed changes to the Labor Caucus By-Laws so that we can elect the Labor Caucus's SCC representatives at an Labor Caucus meeting, as well as a legislative update.
This year's theme, set by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, is "Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future." We can't think of a better place than Maunalua, our developed Hawaii Kai suburb, to host WWD 2018. Tomorrow's needs can only be met if we acknowledge our dependence on the natural world today, and mālama the natural and cultural resources we still have access to. Please be sure to join us, and share this message with your friends and family.
Surfrider Oahu & North Shore Community Land Trust (NSCLT) are proud to host our first cleanup of the year at Kahuku Point on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore. While a stunning landscape, this is also an area highly impacted by marine plastics and encroachment of invasive species.
The second workshop in the Kupono: Teachers Workshops On Politics in Hawaii series, entitled "Americanization in the Public Schooling & Effects (1898-2017)" will feature Dr. Umi Perkins and Laakea Carvalho and will focus on the aftermath of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the americanization of youth in Hawaii, their assimilation into the Western style of education and indoctrination into the American mindset, and how that americanization has affected education and curriculum today.
For more information, email Hina Kaopua at email@example.com
This forum explores underrepresented histories & heritage sites of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Hawaiian Islands through the lens of three forum themes: Identity, Culture and Place; Stewardship of Place: The Sacred, the Profane and the Mundane; and Challenging Inequality: Histories of Resistance.
The full day forum is a community effort to help identify under told stories of these populations and the historic places that represent them leading to their eventual recognition and protection.
This shorts screening and panel discussion focusses on place-based stories: places that help us discover our roots & identity; understanding our place in our culture & the world. A collaboration between student mentors from UHWO's Academy of Creative Media and students enrolled in the digital storytelling program at Searider Productions, Waianae High School.
It is outrageous that only a week after we peacefully celebrate our Queen with song, a Hawaiian leader is arrested for speaking our language. Join us as we stand in support of the constitutional right to use the native Hawaiian language in Hawaii. Bring your aloha!
Join Young Progressives Demanding Action - Hawaii for our first general meeting of the new year. We are meeting at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Hemenway Hall, Room 211 (above Manoa Garden / Ba-Le).
We will be electing our new board (registered members will be sent an electronic ballot to complete beginning January 19, to be completed before this meeting) and appointing officers at this meeting. We will also be updating members on our legislative strategy going forward for the 2018 session: which issues we will be tackling, which bills we will be watching, and what we need your help with.
If you are interested in applying for a board position, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application. If you are interested in registering as a member, please visit ypdahawaii.org/subscribe-1 and sign up for our mailing list.
Starting in 2018, we will be asking members who wish to retain voting privileges to make a small, annual due commitment. For those who wish to vote but cannot afford to pay any dues, volunteer hours can be substituted.
Residents of all communities are invited to the Wailupe Community Center (formerly Wailupe Elementary School) to learn about the Honolulu office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency, and to give input to Oahu's resiliency plan.
On January 20, 2018, we will unite to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year.
This event is designed to engage and empower voters to support women's rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections. Join Young Progressives Demanding Action- Hawaii, Womenʻs March Hawaii, Amnesty International Hawaii, 808RAN, the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi and many others for tabling, speakers and a rally. Come be the voice of change; of kuleana; and of commitment to a just and equitable society.
Rally for your rights, rally for your cause! No matter what it is you want our elected officials to accomplish this session, come show them that you are engaged, active and watching.
Note: it is also the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom by United States-backed businessmen. Please take this in to account when deciding on your message and presentation and show solidarity with indigenous people protesting the illegal annexation and occupation of their land.
This is a peaceful walk where participants will gather at Mauna'ala to pay respects to her beloved majesty Queen Lili'uokalani and to symbolically carry the Queen back to 'Iolani Palace. The marchers will be at the palace by 10:45 a.m. for the raising of the Hawaiian Kingdom flag over the palace grounds; the exact time the unlawful provisional government took down the kingdom flag on January 17, 1893. It has been 125 years since this act of war was committed. Hawaiians are still here and will stand with the Queen until the very last Aloha 'Aina. Bring your ohana.
Stephen Kemble will present an overview of the broken US Healthcare System and the impact of the recent GOPtaxscam. He will provide insights on how to effectively influence national and Hawai‘i State politics in making reforms to improve the healthcare system.
The Hawaii Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition extends an invitation to the community and its many organizations and individuals to participate in the annual MLK Jr. Celebration Parade and Rally held annually on the 3rd Monday in January this year being January 15, 2018.
Part 1 of the Kupono: Teacher Workshops on Politics in Hawaii series entitled "The Hawaiian Kingdom (1810-1898)" will feature Drs. Keanu Sai, Donovan Preza and Kamana Beamer and will focus on the foundation of Hawaii's political past. It will give teachers the skills to be able to teach and articulate the political issues in the Hawaiian Kingdom era to their students.
Email Hina Kaopua at email@example.com for more information.
Please join us on Thursday, January 11th at 7pm to welcome former Governor Martin OʻMalley to Hawaii. Come hear about the work he is doing to win back state legislatures across the country and talk story with him about the work happening here in Hawaii. Cost is $50 and benefits the Democratic Party of Hawaii.
The Hawaii State Legislature starts on January 15th and we want you to be prepared!
Join us for a quick tutorial on how it works over at the Capitol; what to expect if you want to visit your State Legislator (from both the staffers perspective and the elected official); learn how to use the State Legislature website; learn what DPHʻs legislative priorities are for this year.
On Thursday, January 11, Civil Beat hosts Civil Café: Legislative Preview 2018 in partnership with Common Cause Hawaii. This panel discussion moderated by Civil Beat’s politics and opinions editor, Chad Blair, will address major issues that will come up in the 2018 Legislature and some that may not, but should. Together, we’ll look at why several topics repeatedly fail to pass and the process of why this happens. Learn how to get involved and the best way to stay informed before the session kicks off on January 17. Panelists to be announced.