LGBT Caucus Supports Re-Election of Sen. HironoAugust 23, 2017, 10:08 AM HST (Updated August 23, 2017, 10:08 AM)
A unanimous vote to issue a Statement of Support for U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono’s 2018 re-election campaign was reached at the August meeting of the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i in Honolulu on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.
The meeting followed a talk-story session with Sen. Hirono. This is the first time in the LGBT Caucus’ 17-year history they have issued a Statement of Support for any candidate this far ahead of the primary.
LGBT CAUCUS STATEMENT OF SUPPORT
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono has been and continues to be a staunch supporter of justice and equality for Hawai‘i and the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) community. Sen. Hirono stood with us in 1998, then as lieutenant governor of the State of Hawai‘i and the highest-ranking elected State official, during our struggle for marriage equality. Sen. Hirono has never wavered in her support for LGBTQIA equal rights over the years and for that the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i is delighted to stand with her now in her re-election campaign for the United State’s Senate.
We can say without a doubt that Sen. Hirono has proven herself time and time again to be an amazing advocate, not only for the LGBTQIA community but for ALL Americans—no matter your race, creed, socio-economic status, ability, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression.
For everything that Sen. Mazie Hirono has done and will do for justice and equality for ALL Americans, the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i is proud to issue their Statement of Support for U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono for her 2018 re-election campaign.
“We acknowledge that issuing this Statement of Support so early is a bit out of the ordinary for the LGBT Caucus but we do not live in ordinary times,” said Michael Golojuch Jr., chair of the LGBT Caucus “In the face of so much uncertainty at the national level, we felt we needed to get a head start on the 2018 elections. The LGBT Caucus has and will always continue to stand by our allies that have stood by us.”
The LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i meets the third Saturday of every month at Democratic Party of Hawai‘i Headquarters located at 627 South St., Ste. 105.