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Upcoming Events

DC Statehood Flyer

Lunch & Learn - FREE Series

D.C. Statehood

Thursday, April 1, 2021
12:00PM HST

Join Charles E. Wilson, Chair of the D.C. Democratic State Committee, for a discussion on D.C. Statehood and why it's more important than ever for us to add D.C. as a 51st State.

 

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqduqgqz4pGNGpbU2YNvN6xI3bX1vJUkBw

PRIOR Events

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Lunch & Learn - FREE Series

The American Rescue Plan - Help is on the Way

Thursday, March 25, 2021
12:00PM HST

Join Congressman Kai Kahele from Hawaiʻi's 2nd Congressional District, for a discussion as he breaks down the American Rescue Plan, which was recently passed by Congress. Come learn how this plan affects and will benefit you!

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDems/videos/177183774095431

PRO Act Flyer

Lunch & Learn - FREE Series

PRO Act - Protecting the Right to Organize

Thursday, March 18, 2021
12:00PM HST

Join James A. "Jimmy" Williams, Jr., General Vice President at-Large for the Int'l Union of Painters and Allied Trades, for a discussion on the "Protecting the Right to Organize Act" (PRO Act), which is a critical pro-worker and pro-labor bill moving through Congress.

 

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDems/videos/727676594598346

Morning Briefings

2021 Inauguration Morning Briefing 2 of 2 - Fundraising Series

Rod Owens - Party Affairs Director, 59th Presidential Inaugural Committee

Friday, January 15, 2021
8:30AM HST

We will be joined by Rod Owens, Party Affairs Director for the ‎59th Presidential Inaugural Committee, for a discussion on the Presidential Inauguration, including what to expect, what the parade across America will look like, and other celebrations.

Because the briefings are in the morning, we are also pleased to announce a new fundraising initiative supporting our local Kona Coffee growers to get you energized for your day. We are selling a special Hawaiʻi “Time to Heal” Inaugural mug with an 4-oz bag of Kona Coffee from local Hawaiʻi growers, freshly roasted this week on Hawaiʻi Island.

Thank you for ordering your commemorative inaugural mug and bag of freshly-ground Kona Coffee. This fundraiser has ended.

This event has concluded - Thank you to all the members who joined this briefing.

Morning Briefings

2021 Inauguration Morning Briefing 1 of 2 - Fundraising Series

Jason Tengco - AAPI Outreach Lead, Biden-Harris Transition Team

Thursday, January 14, 2021
8:30AM HST

We will be joined by Jason Tengco, former Coalitions Chief of Staff for the Biden campaign, and current AAPI Outreach Lead for the Biden-Harris Transition Team, for a discussion on the status of the Biden transition, more information on cabinet picks, and what the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration will look like.

Because the briefings are in the morning, we are also pleased to announce a new fundraising initiative supporting our local Kona Coffee growers to get you energized for your day. We are selling a special Hawaiʻi “Time to Heal” Inaugural mug with an 4-oz bag of Kona Coffee from local Hawaiʻi growers, freshly roasted this week on Hawaiʻi Island.

Thank you for ordering your commemorative inaugural mug and bag of freshly-ground Kona Coffee. This fundraiser has ended.

This event has concluded - Thank you to all the members who joined this briefing.

Gabbard Lowen Flyer

The Environmental Caucus Presents:

Representative Gabbard and Representative Lowen

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
5:30PM HST

Please join the Environmental Caucus in welcoming Representatives Gabbard and Lowen to discuss environmental issues and legislation.
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Sheldon Toubman Flyer, 1-6-2021

Lunch & Learn - FREE Series

The Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi Health Committee Presents: Sheldon Toubman, Esq.

Monday, January 11, 2021
12:30 - 1:30PM HST

Medicaid expenditures are a huge part of the budget in most states - billions of dollars in federal and state money.  Hawaiʻi urgently needs to get our Medicaid expenditures under control - currently, they're about $2.5B per year.  The Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi's Health Committee invites you to learn about Connecticut, where Sheldon Toubman of New Haven Legal Assistance Association pushed the state government to transition from contracting Medicaid to competing private Managed Care Organizations to a self-insured system called “enhanced Primary Care Case Management", using an insurance company only for an “Administrative Services Only” contract, but with the state retaining insurance risk.
If Hawaii followed suit, we could save around $175M per year, while maintaining or likely increasing the level of medical services to the Medicaid community.  Join us and learn how we can save the state millions of dollars without restricting care for Medicaid beneficiaries.
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Georgia Fundraiser

Hawaiʻi Helps Georgia

Fundraiser to Support the Two Georgia Senate Races

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Fundraiser begins at 4:00PM HST

Mahalo for being part of Hawaiʻi's efforts to help Georgia. The two Senate seats there will determine whether we have a brighter, more progressive future, or whether we'll continue to suffer under the thumb of Mitch McConnell and his cronies.

We are proud to be holding a fundraiser featuring Georgia Rep. Sam Park and Rep.-Elect Marvin Lim, and moderated by our very own Rep. Adrian Tam.

Rep. Park is the grandson of refugees from the Korean War, and the son of Korean American immigrants, and is a graduate of Georgia State University and American University. He is the first openly gay man to serve in the Georgia legislature and the first Asian American Democrat elected to the Georgia General Assembly.

Rep.-Elect Lim is an immigrant from the Philippines who graduated from Emory University and Yale University and has dedicated his career to helping the most vulnerable in his community. He was the only gay candidate to win in the June 2020 primaries in Georgia.

Our moderator is Adrian Tam, the only openly gay State Legislator in Hawaiʻi, who beat a "Proud Boy" and bigoted candidate in the 2020 general election to represent Hawaiʻi's 22nd State House District.

The fundraiser is co-sponsored by the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi. All proceeds will go directly to Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock's Senate campaigns.

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDems/videos/697194674189111

Statewide Election Night Zoom Party

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
4:00 - 8:00PM HST

Join us, as we support the Democrats running this election cycle!

We’ll be starting at 4:00PM to watch national results come in, and continue until the initial Hawaiʻi results are released in the mid-evening. We’re hoping to be celebrating a big blue wave!

Each county has adopted two half-hour timeslots, in which they will feature their countyʻs candidates, elected officials, and/or local entertainers:

4:00-4:30 – Introductions and Statewide Officials
4:30-5:00 – Oʻahu
5:00-5:30 – Maui County
5:30-6:00 – Hawaiʻi County
6:00-6:30 – Kauaʻi
6:30-7:00 – Maui County
7:00-7:30 – Hawaiʻi County
7:30-8:00 – Oʻahu
8:00-8:30 – Kauaʻi

102220 Watch Party

2020 Debate Watch

Last Presidential Debate LIVE from Nashville, Tennessee

Wednesday, October 22, 2020
Pre-Watch Party begins at 2:00PM HST

We’d like to invite you to join us for a Pre-Debate Watch Party on Zoom for the LAST Presidential Debate of 2020!

The debate will be held in Nashville, Tennessee.

The first 75 attendees to purchase a ticket at either the $50 tier or $100 tier will receive a box of ʻonolicious Utah snacks in the mail to enjoy while watching the debate – it’ll be a

Our guest speaker is Tennessee State Representative London Lamar, the youngest member of the Tennessee State Legislature and the youngest Black woman elected in Tennessee.

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDems/videos/345971370014236

Hawaii Island Kahele

Kahele Town Hall

Hawaiʻi County Democratic Party Virtual Town Hall

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Begins at 6:00PM HST

Moderators: State Party Chair Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, along with East and West Hawai‘i Vice Chairs Gerri Kahili and Bronsten Kossow.

Join Senator Kai Kahele, Hawai‘i Island candidates Joy San Buenaventura, Mark Nakashima, Christopher Todd, Greggor Ilagan, and Jeanné Kapela join to discuss key issues important to the residents of the Orchid Isle.

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/KaiKahele/videos/1081717345593472

Social Media Lunch and Learn

Lunch & Learn - FREE Series - POSTPONED

Social Media - Digital Canvassing and Sign Waving

NEW DATE: Thursday, October 8, 2020
12:00PM HST

Join Community Relations Co-Chair Eliza Talbot and Social Media Pro Dani Tow from @808Viral for a “Lunch & Learn” on digital canvassing and sign waving on social media. Now that weʻre living in a “Zoom” world, campaigning on social media is more important than ever. All of us have friends in swing states – learn how we can be effective online activists to reach them.

 

VP Debate Watch Party

2020 Debate Watch - Fundraising Series

Vice Presidential Debate LIVE from Salt Lake City, Utah

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Pre-Watch Party begins at 2:00PM HST

We’d like to invite you to join us for a Pre-Debate Watch Party fundraiser on Zoom for the Vice Presidential Debate of 2020!

The debate will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and since we can’t travel there to attend in person, we thought we’d bring a slice of Utah to you!

The first 75 attendees to purchase a ticket at either the $50 tier or $100 tier will receive a box of ʻonolicious Utah snacks in the mail to enjoy while watching the debate – it’ll be almost like you’re there!

Our guest speaker is Utah State Senator Jani Iwamoto, the first Asian American woman elected to the Utah State Senate. Senator Iwamoto's husband has an insurance business here in Hawaiʻi and often flies to and from Hawaiʻi.

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/155330967812790/videos/914582822667603

Maui Kahele

Kahele Town Hall

Maui County Democratic Party Virtual Town Hall

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Begins at 6:00PM HST

Moderators: Maui County Chair, Stephanie Ohigashi joins State Party Chair, Tyler Dos Santos-Tam

Join Senator Kai Kahele and Maui Island candidates Gil Keith-Agaran, Justin Woodson, Angus McKelvey, Tina Wildberger and Lynn DeCoite. Tune in to hear what key issues are important to our candidates and the residents of the Valley Isle.

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/KaiKahele/videos/345503856566541

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Meet the Candidates

OHA Trustee Candidate Forum

Friday, October 2, 2020
6:00PM HST

Hosted by the Hawaiian Affairs Caucus & ʻŌlelo Vote Informed

When: October 2, 2020 6:00 PM HST

The Hawaiian Affairs Caucus and ʻŌlelo Vote Informed is hosting an OHA Trustee Candidate Forum, viewable live on ʻŌlelo Channel 49, or online on ʻŌlelo’s Facebook Page, Youtube Page, or Website. After the Forum, join the Hawaiian Affairs Caucus on their Facebook page for even more discussion.

Filipino Flyer

Biden Victory Fund - Fundraising Event

Celebrate Filipino American History Month w/ Dr. Jill Biden

Friday, October 2, 2020
12:00PM HST

For Filipino American History Month, Fil-Ams for Biden is hosting an event with Dr. Jill Biden, open to anyone across the country, whether you’re Filipino or a “Best Friend of a Filipino (BFF)”! This is going to be a really fun, fantastic, friendly, and fabulous Filipino event!

This event has concluded, mahalo to all those who participated.

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Kahele Town Hall

Oʻahu Democratic Party Virtual Town Hall - North Shore and Windward

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Begins at 6:00PM HST

Moderator: Lorna Strand, Oʻahu County Chair

with Senator Kai Kahele, Representatives Lee, Matayoshi and Quinlan, Candidates Branco and Marten, and with State Party Chair, Tyler Dos Santos-Tam.

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/KaiKahele/videos/727254494672012/

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2020 Debate Watch - Fundraising Series

First Presidential Debate LIVE from Cleveland, Ohio

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Pre-Watch Party begins at 2:00PM HST

We’d like to invite you to join us for a Pre-Debate Watch Party fundraiser on Zoom for the first Presidential Debate of 2020!

The debate will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, and since we can’t travel there to attend in person, we thought we’d bring a slice of Ohio to you!

The first 100 attendees to purchase a ticket at either the $50 tier or $100 tier will receive a box of ʻonolicious Ohio snacks in the mail to enjoy while watching the debate – it’ll be almost like you’re there in the Buckeye State in person.

Our guest speaker is Ohio State Senator Tina Maharath, the first Asian American woman elected to the Ohio State Senate, who has emerged as a leader on immigrant, refugee, and education issues. Senator Maharath's father is a Hawaiʻi resident, and so it’s very special to have her available to join us for this watch party fundraiser.

RSVP for the interactive zoom event has closed.

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDems/videos/844659786275995/

Keith Amemiya - 09-28-20 Flyer

Meet the Candidate

Talk Story with Keith Amemiya

Monday, September 28, 2020
7:00PM HST

Hawaiʻi Democrats Talk Story with Keith Amemiya - Night 2
Sponsored by the Kūpuna, LGBT, Veterans, and
Hawaiian Affairs Caucuses of the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi, and the Young Democrats of Hawaiʻi.

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDems/videos/337505327356714/

Montana Flyer

Meet the Candidate

Hawaiʻi Happy Hour with Kathleen Williams - MT US House Candidate

Sunday, September 27, 2020
5:00PM HST

Hawaiʻi meet and greet with Montana Candidate for the US House, Kathleen Williams. Join County Chairs, Mina Morita and Lorna Strand as they extend their aloha to Kathleen Williams.

When: Sep 27, 2020 05:00 PM HST

This event has concluded, mahalo to all those who participated.

Voter Protection Webinar

Lunch & Learn - FREE Series

Voter Protection & Election Integrity

Thursday, September 24, 2020
12:00PM HST

The Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi in partnership with the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) invite you to this virtual "Lunch & Learn".

Our guest is Reyna Walters-Morgan, who is the DNC's Director of Voter Protection and Civic Engagement. With Trump's reckless cuts to the Postal Service and Republican attempts all around the country to restrict voting rights, sow confusion, and eliminate polling sites, the work that Reyna and her team do is more important than ever.

Join us to learn more about what the DNC is doing to protect the vote, and how we in Hawaiʻi can help!

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDems/videos/395863891435939/

Amemiya Flyer 09-22-20

Meet the Candidate

Talk Story with Keith Amemiya

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
7:00PM HST

Hawaiʻi Democrats Talk Story with Keith Amemiya - Night 1
Sponsored by the Education, Environmental, Labor, Women's, and Hawaiian Affairs Caucuses of the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi.

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDems/videos/2748036035440920/

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Kahele Town Hall

Oʻahu Democratic Party Virtual Town Hall - Leeward and Central Oʻahu

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Begins at 6:00PM HST

Moderator: Lorna Strand, Oʻahu County Chair

with Senator Kai Kahele, Representatives Eli and Gates, Candidates Chapman and La China, and with State Party Chair, Tyler Dos Santos-Tam.

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/KaiKahele/videos/642253860041705/

Norman Mineta Flyer

The Honorable Noman Mineta

w/ Representatives from the Hawaiʻi Labor ʻOhana, and Moderated by Mayor Michael Victorino

Monday, September 21, 2020
12:00PM HST

Hawaiʻi Democrats join us as we welcome The Honorable Norman Mineta, Transportation Secretary, Commerce Secretary, House Representative, and Mayor of San Jose. Our Hawaiʻi labor representatives will be joining the discussion as well.

The discussion will be centered around Biden's "Build Back Better" plan for infrastructure and economic recovery. Come hear about the plan and how Hawaiʻi workers have been affected by the recent challenges the country is facing.

Moderated By Mayor Michael Victorino of Maui County

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDems/videos/650597819169702/

Epi updated

Lunch & Learn - FREE Series

Nationally Recognized Epidemiologists on COVID-19

Thursday, September 17, 2020
12:00PM HST

The Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi and our Health Committee are proud to announce a virtual “Lunch & Learn” panel with nationally-recognized epidemiologists:

· Dr. Alison Buttenheim of the University of Pennsylvania, a global women’s health researcher with a focus on health decision-making and behavioral economics and founder of Dear Pandemic; and

· Dr. Daniel Westreich of the University of North Carolina, whose primary area of investigation is the intersection of HIV with women’s reproductive health, but has been working on harm reduction issues surrounding COVID public policy.

In this panel, Drs. Buttenheim, and Westreich will be discussing the national COVID situation, what Hawaiʻi is doing well, what Hawaiʻi isn't doing well, and where we as a community and as a nation go from here.

This is a really unique opportunity to hear from these nationally-recognized experts and ask your questions.

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDems/videos/2865784483641743/

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Kahele Town Hall

Kauaʻi Democratic Party Virtual Town Hall

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Begins at 6:00PM HST

Moderator: Mina Morita, Kauaʻi County Chair

with Senator Kai Kahele, Senate President Ron Kouchi, Representatives Nakamura, Morikawa, Tokioka, and with State Party Chair, Tyler Dos Santos-Tam.

Watch on FB: https://www.facebook.com/KaiKahele/videos/552336292176437/