Join Councilmember Mike Victorino on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Velma McWayne Santos Community Center
Dinner, Entertainment, Door Prizes
$15 Donation – 5:30 p.m.
Coordinated by the Friends of Michael Victorino,
P.O. Box 3085, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Call 242-6006 for tickets or more information.
Join Councilmember Gladys Baisa for her 2014 Campaign Kick-off
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 starting at 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, Pukalani
Enjoy dinner by 4 Sisters, Hawaiian Music, Door Prizes, fun, and of course Gladys Coelho Baisa.
$20 at the door or call Amanda @ 280-1990 for advanced tickets
Pursuant to the General Laws of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, as amended, notice is given that the Party’s precinct meetings to elect precinct officers, delegates to the state and county conventions will be held at the following locations on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
To determine the district you belong to, you can look it up – be sure to select “Maui” – CLICK HERE. Your corresponding district will be meeting at the following locations:
DISTRICT 8 (Wailuku): Iao Intermediate School Cafeteria
DISTRICT 9 (Kahului): Lihikai Elementary School Cafeteria
DISTRICT 10 (West Maui): Lahaina Civic Center
DISTRICT 11 (South Maui): Kihei Charter School
41 East Lipoa Street, Suite #29, Kihei
DISTRICT 12 (Upcountry): Pukalani School Cafeteria
(Precinct 1 & 2 – Paia/Haiku) Paia Community Center
(Precinct 3 – East Maui) Hana School Cafeteria
(Precinct 4 – Lanai) ILWU Local 142 Hall, Lanai City
(Precinct 5 – Molokai) Kilohana Community Center
(Precinct 6 – Molokai) Kaunakakai Elementary Cafeteria
(Precinct 7 & 8 – Molokai) Lanikeha Hoolehua
(Precinct 9 – Molokai) Kalaupapa, TBA
If you have any questions, contact Maui County Chair Troy Hashimoto or by phone at 249-0333.
Viewpoint by Troy Hashimoto
March 5th kicks-off Democrats election cycle
This coming election will mark 60 years since a pivotal turning point in our State’s political history, the Democratic Revolution of 1954.
Tired of not having a voice, many World War II veterans and union members marched to the voting booth and captured a majority in the territorial legislature and all county governments. Republicans lost their control over Hawai‘i’s political landscape and a new generation of leaders emerged, including Daniel K. Inouye, George Ariyoshi, Spark Matsunaga, and Patsy Mink.
The Democratic Party has come a long way since those days. Many of the issues have evolved, but the sentiment of having a government that cares for people has never wavered.
Democrats continually work on concerns important to the community such as providing affordable homes, encouraging the best educational opportunities for our keiki, providing well-paying jobs, advocating for reasonable health care, all while trying to minimize the burdens of tax payers and caring for our environment.
The fundamental success of the Party however, has always been because of a fluid discourse with our membership and elected officials. Any member wanting to voice their opinion is encouraged to do so and can make a difference.
The Democratic Party of Hawai‘i has designated over 250 precincts across the State, with 35 in Maui County. Each precinct is required to have a president and a set of officers to gather opinions of Democrats within their respective geographical area. These precinct officers then communicate the sentiment of their precinct to their respective district, county officers, and even to the state and national level.
Precinct officers also have the responsibility to select three individuals to forward to the governor if a mid-term vacancy occurs with their state representative or state senator. The most recent case on Maui was the precinct officer recommendations of Gil Keith-Agaran and Justin Woodson as mid-term replacements in 2012 and 2013.
Precinct officers are critical to perpetuating the values of the Democratic Party. You may be reluctant to affiliate yourself with a political label. Political parties however, provide a continuity of choice and it helps communities to organize through ideologies instead of other factors that may be an eventual detriment to our society. Most importantly, parties ensure that a vibrant democracy is preserved.
I encourage any Democrat wanting to get involved at the grassroots level to attend the Party’s biennial precinct elections on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
The election of precinct officers will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the following locations throughout Maui County: District 8 (Wailuku area), Iao Intermediate School Cafeteria; District 9 (Central Maui), Lihikai Elementary School Cafeteria; District 10 (West Maui), Lahaina Civic Center; District 11 (South Maui), Kihei Charter School on Lipoa; District 12 (Upcountry), Pukalani School Cafeteria; District 13, Precinct 1 & 2 (Paia & Haiku), Paia Community Center; District 13, Precinct 3 (Keanae & Hana), Hana School Cafeteria; District 13, Precinct 4 (Lanai), ILWU Local 142 Hall, Lanai; District 13, Precinct 5 (Molokai), Kilohana Community Center; District 13, Precinct 6 (Molokai), Kaunakakai Elementary School; District 13, Precinct 7 & 8 (Molokai), Lanikeha Hoolehua.
More information can be found on our website at www.mauidemocrats.org. Those who wish to register as a Democrat can do so that evening.
It is critical to have our community participate in the democratic process. Ask yourself, if not you, then who? There are too many problems facing our community to sit on the sidelines.
Only by working together will we be able to determine the best course of action to tackle the issues of our day. Although a notion exists that only those in elected office can make a difference, the reality is that grassroots members are the most critical component in maintaining a vibrant Democratic Party. I encourage and invite you to get involved!
Troy Hashimoto is the Chair of Maui County Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i.
The Young Democrats of Maui County will hold its FIRST General Membership meeting of 2014 on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m at the Vineyard Food Company.
Items to be discussed include:
- Presentation and discussion of the Bills that YDMC will be advocating for during the 2014 Legislative Session
- Educational Scholarship(s)
- Canvassing & voter registration at UHMC
- Discussing upcoming events from our parent organizations: Young Democrats of Hawaii & Democratic Party of Hawai’i – Maui County Commitee
Pupus and beverages will be provided.
For more information contact YDMC Chair Chelton Miyazono.
On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 the Friends of Joe Pontanilla will hold a “Working Together To Move Joe Pontanilla Forward” Golf Tournament, Maui Lani Golf Course – 7:00 a.m. Mini -Shotgun – $100.
Awards Dinner will be held at the Maui Tropical Plantation at 5:30 p.m $10.00 Per Ticket Chicken Dinner.
You can reserve your tickets at: https://joepontanilla.eventbrite.com
Pontanilla will be running for the Maui County Council.
Representative Justin Woodson will be hosting a historic event in Kahului.
Hawaii State House of Representatives, Leadership and Committee Chairs will be on Maui on January 3, 2014!
Share your thoughts directly with head Lawmakers. The entire House Leadership and a majority of the subject matter chairs will be present. This is a special event for Maui. Please come join us. Hosted by Representative Justin Woodson.
Lawmakers Listen with House Leadership
Pomaika’i Elementary School
January 3, 2014
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
If you will be on Oahu on Friday, December, 27, 2013 – you may consider attending this great event.
The Hawaiian Affairs Caucus is hosting a reception for Esther Kia’aina on her appointment as the Assistant Secretary of the Interior. The reception will be held on Friday, December 27, 6:00 p.m., Queen Emma Summer Palace, $20 pre-sale; or $25 at the door. Contact any of the following for tickets: Pohai Ryan, 230-3654, Leimomi Khan, 372-0630, Kuhio Lewis 389-2006, and Pee Wee Ryan 256-7136, or e-mail Leimomi Khan at email@example.com.
Join the District 12 Maui County Democrats on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
Hannibal Tavares Center’s Multipurpose room – by the pool.
Pupus at 5:00 pm, meeting at 5:30.
Democratic year 2014 is projected to be a banner year for the party.Party leaders have completed 2013 by electing an impressive, gifted slate of County Party officers.
At this meeting District 12 will be making preparations for election of officers, to fill the precinct positions within the district. We will also be beginning to prepare for the County Convention and the State Convention.
Bring your thoughts about upcountry-specific issues, as well as County and State concerns. State Senator Kalani English and State Representative Kyle Yamashita have been asked to send their thoughts on discussion items e.g. ….Hawaii minimum wage…GMOs / upcountry agriculture….an inter-island ocean cable for sustainable renewable energy.
Please reply to express your intentions in participating to District Chair Jim Crowe.
Or call Jim at cell 344 1090 Home 876 1975.