Navigating the Hawaii State Legislature

Please join the Maui County Democratic Party for a training with Virginia Beck from the Hawaii State Legislature’s Public Access Room to learn more about effectively navigating the legislative process.

The training will feature:
• Tips and techniques on effective lobbying, testimony, and communicating with Senators and Representatives
• Understanding the legislative process, deadlines, and power dynamics at the Capitol
• Learn more about easy to use tools available on the Legislature’s website
• Helpful handouts, guides, and resources
• Newcomers and seasoned advocates welcome!

Additionally we will review the Democratic Party of Hawaii’s Legislative Priorities.

The event is this Tuesday, February 28, from 6-8 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Maui College in Laulima 105.

For more details or questions, please reach out to Arianna Feinberg via phone at 808-280-0988 or email at ariannafeinberg@gmail.com.

2017 Maui County Convention

The Maui County Democratic Convention is coming up!  Please join us!

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Location: Maui Waena Intermediate School Cafeteria
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 until Thursday, March 30; $15 thereafter and at door.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY VIA CREDIT CARD (PAYPAL) – preferred

If you would like to pay by cash or check at the door – please pre-register HERE.

Agenda for the convention includes:
– Update from State Legislators
– Update from State Party Chair
– Updates from Statewide leaders
– Meet and greet with your respective District Chair and Precincts.
– Election of Maui County Executive Officers – application deadline is Wednesday, March 22 – to mauicountydemocrats@gmail.com along with paying for the $10 filing fee online – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Any candidate or ally organization wishing to have a banner or a table at the convention, may be a convention sponsor starting at $100.  Email Troy Hashimoto for more information.

The Convention is open to any member of the Maui County Democratic Party or those interested in joining.  Only members of the County Executive Committee, District Council, a Precinct President, First Vice-President or District Council Representative are eligible to vote on matters.

Email Maui County Chair Troy Hashimoto for more information.

Apply for Maui County Executive Positions

Nominations are now being taken for Executive positions for the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Maui County Committee.

Positions available to run for include:
1. CHAIR.
A. The Chair shall have the power and duty to appoint the members of all standing committees and the chair and members of special committees, with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee.
B. Should the delegates to the State Convention fail to fill all of the at-large and senatorial seats on the State Central Committee to which Maui County is entitled, the Chair shall have the authority to appoint qualified members to fill such vacant positions, with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee. Appointees shall meet the requirements as set forth in ARTICLE V, SECTION 1,2,3 and 4 of the General Laws of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i. The names of such appointees shall be transmitted to the State Central Committee within forty-five (45) days following adjournment of the biennial State Convention or if a vacancy occurs subsequent to adjournment of the State Convention forty-five (45) days following occurrence of the vacancy.
C. Be responsible for calling special meetings; for giving proper notice of such; and for arranging for meeting places for both special and regular meeting
D. Attend meetings of the State Central Committee and its select committees, and shall report on their proceedings at regular meetings of the Maui County Committee.
E. Maintain and update member information in the county membership database.
F. As necessary, collaborate with the Chairs of the Hawai‘i County Democratic Party and the Kaua‘i County Democratic Party to articulate and advocate for neighbor island concerns and views on Party procedural and policy matters, and report back to the County Committee on such matters.

2. VICE-CHAIRS OF MAUI, MOLOKA‘I AND LANA‘I.
A. The Vice-Chairs shall assist the Chair in fulfilling their responsibilities and shall serve as the liaisons of the Executive Committee and the Maui County Committee for Party members on their respective islands. These officers shall be members of the Organization and Outreach Committee and be responsible for assisting the Vice-Chair for Organization and Outreach in coordinating the activities of membership development, voter identification, and ‘get out the vote’ activities on their respective islands.
B. Vice-Chairs shall also work with each district chair on their respective island to ensure all precinct and district positions are filled.
In the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair representing the island of residence of the Chair shall be responsible for carrying on the functions of the Chair.

3. VICE-CHAIR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
A. The Vice-Chair of Information Technology shall be responsible for creating and maintaining the county party website. They shall also aide the Chair in insuring that member information in the county membership database is kept up to date and all events and announcements are kept current on the website.
B. Coordinate with other Executive Committee members to establish methods of providing data and information and establish protocols for posting information on the party website (www.MauiDemocrats.org) in a timely and effective manner.

4. VICE-CHAIR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
A. The Vice-Chair of Communications and Public Relations shall assist the Corresponding Secretary in carrying out their duties.
B. They shall be the point of contact for any media inquiries and publicizing Party events.
C. Coordinate, maintain and update all Party social media sites.

5. VICE-CHAIR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
A. The Vice-Chair of Government Relations shall inform, work and interface with all elected officials. They shall keep elected officials informed of Party initiatives and activities.
B. Shall report on activities and the cooperation received from the various elected or government officials and board members at each meeting of the Maui County Committee.
C. Compile information on opportunities for public service on State and County boards and commissions and forwarding such information to the precinct clubs.
D. Forward names, as appropriate, of Maui County Democrats for nomination to County, State or Federal Boards and Commissions.

6. VICE-CHAIR OF RULES AND LEGAL ISSUES
A. The Vice-Chair of Rules and Legal Issues shall advise on Parliamentary Procedure and Roberts Rules of Order.
B. Ensure the Party is following both County and State rules.

7. VICE-CHAIR OF ORGANIZATION AND OUTREACH
A. The Vice-Chair of Organization and Outreach shall work on enhancing voter registration, party member registration and get out the vote activities, including mailings and phone banking conducted for voter identification and get out the vote activities.
B. Shall work with Democratic candidates running for office to support their grass roots efforts.

8. VICE-CHAIR OF COMMUNITY ISSUES
A. The Vice-Chair of Community Issues shall organize, advocate and pursue legislation, platforms and issues important to the Party and the community.

9. VICE-CHAIR OF EDUCATION
A. The Vice-Chair of Education shall organize, advocate and pursue legislation, and platforms relating to education that are important to the Party and the community.

10. VICE-CHAIR OF LABOR
A. The Vice-Chair of Labor shall organize, advocate and pursue legislation, and platforms relating to labor that are important to the Party and the community.

11. VICE-CHAIR OF EVENTS AND FUNDRAISING
A. The Vice-Chair of Events and Fundraising shall coordinate all Party events and fundraising activities.

12. RECORDING SECRETARY
A. The recording secretary shall keep accurate minutes of all meetings of the Executive Committee and the Maui County Committee. The agenda for each Executive Committee shall be prepared by the Recording Secretary at the previous meeting and in conjunction with the Chair and other members of the Executive Committee. Every attempt shall be made to solicit agenda items from all members of the Executive Committee and distribute the final agenda three days prior to the meeting. The minutes of each meeting shall be recorded electronically on the agenda and distributed to the committee members no less than 3 days after that meeting, unless the members of the Executive Committee present at that meeting reach another agreement. Reports of standing committees shall be presented in final electronic form to the Recording Secretary and along with all written reports of the officers and standing and special committees shall be entered in a book maintained for that purpose, to be turned over intact to the succeeding Recording Secretary.

13. CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
A. The Corresponding Secretary shall be a member of the Organization and Outreach Committee and shall be responsible for issuing press releases of Party activities, serving as the archivist, posting official notices of meetings as required by Party rules, for preparing draft responses, as necessary, on emerging issues in the Maui County community and for circulating or publishing these responses. Subject to the approval of the Chair or the Executive Committee, a file of all news articles, statements, and responses shall be maintained and turned over to the succeeding Corresponding Secretary.
B. Coordinate and conduct mailings to members with particular focus on obtaining and maintaining current member contact information and status active Retired, deceased, moved, etc.). This information shall be turned over to the Recording Secretary and Vice Chair for Information Technology and to the Secretary of the State Central Committee for updating official member records.
C. Shall be responsible for the formal correspondence of the Executive Committee and the Maui County Committee, and shall keep copies of it in a book maintained for that purpose, which shall be turned over intact to the succeeding Corresponding Secretary.

14. TREASURER
A. The Treasurer shall have custody of the County Treasury, which shall be deposited in a commercial bank in the name of the Maui County Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawaii or the Maui County Democratic Party of Hawaii.
B. The Treasurer shall be responsible for seeing that all money is collected by duly authorized and identified person, that receipts be available to all contributors, and that a strict accounting is kept of all funds so collected.
C. The Treasurer shall be bonded as determined by the Maui County Committee and the premium shall be paid from the County Treasury.
D. The Treasurer shall report in writing at each regular meeting of the Maui County Committee, shall prepare timely reports for the Campaign Spending Commission; and shall submit a biennial financial report at the County Convention.

2017 APPLICATION IN WORD

2017 APPLICATION IN PDF

Applications are due on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

You can pay for your $10 officer filing fee online. Please submit your receipt with your application.




 

Maui County Grand Rally

Please join us!

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MAUI DEMOCRATS TO RALLY FOR BIG WINS IN NOVEMBER
IGE, SCHATZ, AND GABBARD – FEATURED SPEAKERS

WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Maui County Democratic Party will host its traditional Grand Rally at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center (Wailuku Community Center) on Wednesday, November 2 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Special guest speakers include Governor David Ige, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard, State Party Chair Tim Vandeveer, and surrogates for our next President, Hillary Clinton.

The Rally is a rare opportunity to meet all local and state Democratic candidates who will appear on the ballot in one place. There will be booths by each candidate, and an appearance by the award winning Maui High School Band!

This free event is open to any Democrats or those supporting Democratic candidates. For any questions, contact Party Chair Troy Hashimoto at mauicountydemocrats@gmail.com.

Hillary Clinton Upcoming Events

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MON: NOV. 1 PHONE BANK LAHAINA
Capacity: 20–25 TIME: 10-12
Peg Seymour
Lahaina: Address will be provided upon RSVP
808-667-2036

THURS: Nov. 3: PHONE BANK KIHEI
Capacity: 8 TIME: 2:30-4:30
Jeanie Vance:
Kihei: Address will be provided upon RSVP
jeanie@jeanievance.com
808-268-5550

FRI: NOV. 4TH SIGN WAVE: 4-6 KAHULUI
Ah Fook’s
Kahului Shopping Center
65 West Kaahumanu Ave
Kahului

SAT: Nov. 5: PHONE BANK WAILUKU
Capacity: 6 TIME: 9-12
Judith Eagle:
Wailuku: Address will be provided upon RSVP
443.617-7264
eaglaw2@gmail.com

SUN: Nov. 6: PHONE BANK HAIKU
Capacity: 6 TIME: 1:00 – 3:00
Viva Medina:
Haiku: Address will be provided upon RSVP
344-5304

We will schedule additional Phone Banks for the following dates if anyone will volunteer their home for the venue:
October 30;
October 31;
November 2
November 7;

PLEASE RESERVE NOV. 8TH ELECTION DAY TO VOLUNTEER TO GOTV !!!!!
We will have Phone Banks scheduled throughout the day at various locations around the island followed by Election Day Parties. Hillary is counting on your support to GOTV. So, please let us know that I’M WITH HILLARY and I will volunteer to Phone Bank on Nov. 8th. Details to follow.

For more information contact:

M. J. Yardley
808-344-3179
Mauimj@aol.com
Follow Me: @Mauimj

Hope Busto-Keyes
633-3196
hbustokeyes@gmail.com
Follow me: @HopeInHI

Last Debate Watch Parties

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Debate Watch Parties
Wednesday, October 19th
2:30-5:00 pm

LAHAINA:
WHERE: Robertson Residence.
Address and directions provided to those who RSVP
CAPACITY: 7-10
FOOD: Please bring light pupus to share. Refreshments will be provided.
CONTACT: Call Peggy Robertson:
(808) 661-8660 leave message

KIHEI:
WHERE: Vance Residence.
Address and directions provided to those who RSVP
CAPACITY: 15-20
FOOD: Information to be provided after RSVP
CONTACT: Jeannie Vance
jeanie@jeanievance.com

KAHULUI:
WHERE: Fernando’s Mexican Restaurant and Grill,
275 W Kaahumanu Ave #1001, Kahului
CAPACITY: 30
FOOD: Food and beverages available for purchase.
CONTACT: Hope Busto-Keyes
633-3196

Volunteer for Hillary for America

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PHONE BANKS
Please let us know if you can host a Phone Bank
in your home on any of the following days:
October: 22-25; 27; 29-31 (Permanent Absentee Chase)
Nov. 1-3; 5-7 (GOTV)

We need as many Phone Banks as possible to:
GET OUT THE VOTE

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED PHONE BANKS:

OCT. 17 WAILEA PB 10-12
MJ Yardley Residence
Address Provided when RSVP

OCT. 21 PUKULANI PB 10:30-12
Janine & Bing Asuncion Residence
Address Provided when RSVP

OCT. 26 WAILUKU PB 1-3
Hope Busto-Keyes
Address Provided when RSVP

NOV 4 SIGN WAVE 4-6
Ah Fook’s
Kahului Shopping Center
65 West Kaahumanu Ave
Kahului

Bring signs if you have them 
Limited amount of signs will be available as well
Wear your Hillary gear

For more information, contact:

Hope Busto-Keyes
Hillary for America Fellow
hbustokeyes@gmail.com
@HopeInHI

M.J. Yardley
Hillary for America Fellow
mauimj@aol.com
@Mauimj