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LGBT Caucus Supports Re-Election of Sen. Hirono

Posted August 23, 2017, 10:08 AM HST
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US Sen. Mazie Hirono. Courtesy photo.

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.

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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.

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Francis Chong The uncertainty was already there under the DemocRATS and you. You are no unifier but a divider. We don't need people like you in politics. You are one of the many small swamps we need to drain and put to dry for good. We voted neither.August 23, 2017 11:17am
Michael Kingwood Emperor PALPATINE AGREES you have done good! the dark force is within you!August 23, 2017 01:31pm
Megrez Mraz Eh. That's how much I care Mazie.August 23, 2017 03:34pm
Teri Giordano Vollero What about the Robert Lee/ESPN controversy, Mazie? Any thoughts about that nonsense or do you approve?August 23, 2017 04:02pm
Sandra Ahlo She has my vote👍August 23, 2017 06:38pm
Jamsie Herbert I vote the entire senate needs to be replaced with new blood. Give others a chance. The senate should have term limits, just like the President's office.August 23, 2017 07:09pm
Andrea Minor Mahalo Sen Hirono!August 23, 2017 08:48pm
Kirby Faulkner Vote for Francis Chong, she'll do the job.August 24, 2017 05:19am
Jim Chestnut New blood need term limits.August 24, 2017 06:21am
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