Jun
30
4:00 pm16:00

Rally for Equal Work, Equal Pay

  • Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites

Union workers at the historic Ilikai Hotel, operated by a subsidiary of Aqua-Aston Hospitality, are working more for less. Starting July 1, they will be paid $3.51/hour less than the union hotel workers across the street, and they have to clean rooms that are much larger with full-sized kitchens. 

Hawaii deserves better. Aqua-Aston should be raising Hawaii up, not bringing Hawaii down. Rally with us for equal work and equal pay on Friday, June 30 from 4:00p - 6:00p at The Ilikai Hotel (1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815.)

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Jun
27
6:30 pm18:30

TrumpCare Log Jam Workshop

  • South Shore Market

YPDA Hawaii will be hosting an amendment-writing marathon at Ward Village's South Shore Market on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30pm. The GOP refuses to hold public hearings or allow testimony on the Senate version of the American Healthcare Act (ACHA)--a.k.a. TrumpCare--a bill that analysts say will strip tens of thousands of their medical coverage, defund Planned Parenthood, gut medicaid, deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions and hurt working families.

But if we hold up the vote long enough, we can build a national outcry over the bill, its contents and the lack of transparency in its creation. Groups all over the country are gearing up to write amendments to jam up the proceedings, and the republicans will regret introducing such a damaging piece of legislation. Help us stall the vote on TrumpCare by giving our senators amendments--our veritable ammunition--to jam up the vote. (Click here to go directly to the template)

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Jun
26
6:00 pm18:00

Celebration of 2 Years of Marriage Equality

  • Dave & Buster's Honolulu

On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States brought Marriage Equality to America. Join the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii in a celebration of two years of Marriage Equality being the law of the land, and the Caucus' 16 years of community service and our community's many accomplishments over the years.

Tickets:
$30 - Heavy pupus w/ soft drinks & no host bar

The LGBT Caucus will be using a portion of the money raised and 100% of the Silent Auction funds to sponsor "X-Mas in July" for YO (Youth Outreach). YO is a drop-in center for homeless unaccompanied minors and it is the only service available to homeless unaccompanied minors on O'ahu. Whereas the LGBTQIA community accounts for roughly 10 percent of the general population, those that identify as LGBTQIA account for roughly 40 percent of the homeless unaccompanied minors population.

Jun
24
3:00 pm15:00

Persistence Fair

  • Kapiolani Park

Do you want to be more politically active but don't know where to start? Do you have questions about politics, activism and social justice? Do you want to be more involved in local affairs? Do you have ideas how to better your community? Then come to our Persistance Fair.

2016 election made us all realize that hoping that things will work out on their own is no longer an option. So Women's March and various local grass-roots groups, including YPDA Hawaii, are working together to resist Trump administration's agenda, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. 

This fair is open to the public and anyone interested in volunteering can visit, ask questions and find projects, events and groups that they would like to join.

Jun
24
9:00 am09:00

1st Annual Kalihi Ahupua'a Ride

  • KVIBE

Ride Starts @ Ho'oulu 'Āina, 9:00am-12pm (7.8 Miles)
Space is limited so register today! 

Thanks to the generous contribution of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Kokua Kalihi Valley and KVIBE are excited to announce Hawai'i's newest storytelling bicycle ride, our first annual Kalihi Ahupua'a Ride! This family-friendly ride 7.8 mile Ride will lead riders through the culturally rich Ahupuaʻa of Kalihi, making important “Story Stops” at historical landmarks where riders will learn and experience Kalihi. Along the Ride, you will see three of the newest art installments in Kalihi, community-created murals in collaboration with 808 Urban that depicts the story of Kalihi as told by its residents. We've been working closely with youth in the community to vision and design our murals. 

During the Kalihi Ahupuaʻa Ride, participants will learn about the cultural and historical significance of landmarks in our ahupua'a. Learn about Kalihi's "Mount Olympus", Kilohana. Ride down to the oldest bike shop in Kalihi. Stand at the site of the ancient Loko Ananoho, an abundant 52-acre Hawaiian fishpond.

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Jun
22
12:00 pm12:00

Minimum Wage, Paid Sick/Paid Family Leave Meeting

  • Hawaii State Capitol

Come meet with Wendy Chun Hoon from Family Values @Work this Thursday 6/22 Noon -1:30 at the Capitol.
 
This is a great opportunity for progressive/economic justice advocates to chat about strategy and the intersection of minimum wage, sick leave/paid family leave. 
 
We know that all these policies help elevate poor/working families and we want to coordinate efforts as much as possible.

Jun
3
4:00 pm16:00

Free screening of The Last Men in Aleppo

  • Doris Duke Theatre

Hawaiʻi J20+ will host a free film screening of The Last Men in Aleppo, the award-winning documentary about the Syrian Civil War. A panel discussion on the conflict will follow. The panel will feature the film’s director, Feras Fayyad and/or Steen Johannessen, in conversation with Dr. Yassin al-Haj Saleh, a Syrian writer and political dissident and who is currently a refugee in Turkey. The film and panel discussion is co-sponsored by the Still and Moving Center.

Apr
22
7:00 am07:00

Oahu County Democrats 2017 Convention

  • Aloha Stadium Hospitality Room

At this year’s Oahu County Convention, Hawaii Democrats will be passing new Resolutions, updating our By-laws, defining and refining our Platform and electing 15 of the 17 members of the Executive Committee. 

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Apr
19
9:30 am09:30

Civil Beat Open House

  • Civil Beat Newsroom

Civil Beat hosts monthly gatherings to learn more about the issues you care about and the questions that are on your mind. It’s also a fun way to learn more about our stories by meeting the reporters.

On April 18, start your day with a casual discussion with Civil Beat staff in our Kaimuki newsroom. We'll welcome back to Hawaii federal reporter Kirstin Downey and introduce the newest member of our team managing editor Jim Simon.

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Apr
15
Apr 16

Tease & Tassels: Let's ROCK! A fundraiser for Planned Parenthood

  • Next Door Presents

Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii is the political and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood in Hawaii. We are an independent, non profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting and promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights through education, policy and community organizing. “Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. ” ―Jimi Hendrix

Are you ready to rock? Join us at Nextdoor on Saturday, April 15th for Tease & Tassels: Let's Rock! A benefit for Planned Parenthood. The night will feature burlesque acts celebrating rock music from across the decades. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

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Apr
15
12:00 pm12:00

Tax March Oahu

  • Ala Moana Beach Park (Magic Island Side)

Hawai‘i J20+ is Joining the Nationwide TAX MARCH on April 15. We are calling upon all residents of Hawai‘i to demand the release of President Trump’s tax returns and financial papers.  

Donald Trump is the first American President in over four decades to refuse to provide transparency regarding his financial dealings.  This creates an unprecedented and dangerous situation with many potential conflicts of interest, such as the possibility of the President and his family trading political influence for profit.  His justification?  “People don’t care.”

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DSA Honolulu - First General Meeting
Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

DSA Honolulu - First General Meeting

  • Unite Here! Local 5 HQ

DSA Honolulu is excited to announce our first general meeting Thursday, April 13 at 6PM. Local 5 has graciously allowed us to meet at their union space in the old Shiseido building near King Street and Kalakaua Avenue, located at 1516 King St in Honolulu. 

This is our first general meeting, and we are excited to welcome new members or anyone interested in working alongside DSA in our fight for socialist values here on Oahu.

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Candidate Forum: Oahu County Democratic Party Chair
Apr
4
6:00 pm18:00

Candidate Forum: Oahu County Democratic Party Chair

  • Democratic Party of Hawaii

The Hawaii chapter of the Young Progressives Demanding Action will host a forum for the three candidates for chair of the Oahu County Democrats. This forum is open to the community. 

The three candidates for chair are Richard Halverson, Carl Campagna & Joe Francher

Candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and answer questions about how they would lead the county party. There will be time for conversations after the Q+A session as well. Join us for this informative session!

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Apr
3
1:30 pm13:30

Hawaii Biofuels Forum at the Capitol

  • Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225

Come join stakeholders, subject matter experts and legislators as we discuss the current legislation on Alternative and Bio Fuels as well as the path forward.

Details on the Briefing:
When: April 3 1:30-3pm
Where: Hawaii State Capitol, Senate Hearing Room 225
Topic: "Biofuels: At the crossroads between food, fuel, and future for Hawai'i"

Co-sponsors: Senate Transportation & Energy Committee and the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum

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Mar
15
Mar 16

The Ides of Trump

On March 15th, each of us will mail the White House a postcard that publicly expresses our vocal opposition to the new president. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm Washington with the President’s unpopularity and our negative opinions of his agenda. We will show the man, the media, and the politicians how vast our numbers are and we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing the President that he’s fired.

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Mar
15
9:30 am09:30

Pack the court State of Hawaii v Donald J Trump

  • Prince Kuhio Federal Building

State of Hawai‘i v Donald J. Trump
Support Hawaii's Motion for Temporary Restraining Order on the Muslim Ban
Wednesday, March 15 / 9:30am
Federal courthouse / 300 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu
Rm. AHA KUPONO; Judge Derrick K. Watson

If interested in going in the court with a group, we'll be meeting at the front stairs of the Federal Building at 9am. No signs are allowed in the courtroom. But, we encourage people to wear clothing with your message on it!

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Mar
13
9:00 am09:00

Festival of Resistance

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center Courtyard

How are grassroots community organizations effected by the Trump Agenda? How are they resisting? Come to the Festival of Resistance Against the Trump Agenda on Monday, March 13th. More than 20 community organizations, including YPDA - Hawaii, will participate with tabling, mini-workshops, panels and a speak-out at noon. Connect and be part of building the resistance!

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Mar
8
4:30 pm16:30

International Women’s Day - OAHU

Women's March - Hawai'i is partnering with UNITE HERE Local 5 to host an event in honor of International Women's Day (IWD) on Oahu. The event will consist of a program of guest speakers and a rally in Waikiki. Show your support for the hospitality and healthcare workers which include many immigrant women by joining us. Additional details including the exact location will be provided later. More details to come.

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Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

What Just Happened? Rebuilding the Democratic Party in the Trump Era

  • John Burns School of Medicine

A panel discussion assessing election results and the way forward for local democrats. Features former HI Governor John Waihee, HI State Women's March Coordinator Sherry Campagna, UH Political Science Professor Colin Moore and Civil Beat Political Reporter Chad Blair. Moderated by Ala Moana-Kaka'ako Neighborhood Board member Bob Armstrong.

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Mar
1
2:00 pm14:00

Pesticide Disclosure Hearing

  • Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329

The House consumer protection committee will hear a bill (HB 790, HD1) relating to the establishment of disclosure and public notification requirements for outdoor application of restricted use pesticides in various sensitive areas or by large-scale, outdoor commercial agricultural operations. Submit testimony.

Mar
1
12:00 pm12:00

Day of Empathy Rally

  • Hawaii State Capitol

The Dream Corps (co-founded by Van Jones) is hosting a national event to rally around the issue of mass incarceration, incarcerated individuals and their families. Local organizations, including YPDA - Hawaii, will hold a solidarity event at the State Capitol.

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Feb
25
11:00 am11:00

Rally for Universal Health Care

  • Hawaii State Capitol

Bernie called for a national day of Health Care rallies on February 25 to oppose Republican efforts to repeal the ACA.

Let's support that, and support efforts to fix health care locally.

We need the ACA's Medicaid expansion funds to remain intact, so that the HHA can apply for the federal waivers to fold both Medicaid and Medicare into one state program.

At this rally, both updates on the current situation and 'from the beginning' explanations of 'what is going' on will be provided.

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Feb
24
5:30 pm17:30

Capitol Debate: Expand GE Tax To Fund Rail?

  • Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229

The Capitol Debate series aims to bring raise the level of civil discourse on controversial issues. Join us as debaters from the University of Hawai'i, Hawai'i Pacific University and teams from the mainland debate rail on Friday Feb 24th at the Hawai'i State Legislature room 229. The motion is: This House Would expand the GE Tax to fund rail. The debate will begin at 5:30 PM and will be adjudicated by a panel of legislators, aides, community leaders, and journalists.

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Feb
24
12:00 pm12:00

Rep. Gabbard Town Hall

  • Kailua Public Library

The week of February 18–26 is the first congressional recess of the 115th Congress and, for many of us, the first opportunity as constituents to speak directly with our members of Congress. This is the perfect time to ask the questions that we, as constituents, deserve answers to and to demonstrate, in no uncertain terms, that tolerance of Trump's hateful agenda is unacceptable and politically toxic. 

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