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#PeoplesAddress

ACTION ALERT: For “The People’s Address,” tonight here’s the plan:

First, DON’T WATCH IT! He’ll want the ratings, so let’s not give them to him! Instead, be part of the national social media campaign to deliver our own #peoplesaddress. Go on Twitter and Facebook and post your own “address of the nation,” hashtagging it with #peoplesaddress and tagging our delegation members.

Some will probably go something like this: Our vulnerable communities, our immigrants, and our children deserve better than Trump’s obliteration of rights and opportunity. #peoplesaddress

Second, gather with friends and family who share your views and enjoy a meal together, sharing your time and energy with those who share your values.

Persistence, Resistance, and Resilience. Together, we are being heard. We are making a difference!

#EveryMarcherHasAStory

A month ago today we took to the streets in numbers that the world has never seen. Each person came out to the Women’s March for a different reason and now we hope you be willing to share your story using the #EveryMarcherHasAStory.

We hope that you will let the world know what the March means to you, why you Marched, what you got out of the March and/or what you want to see for the future of the movement.

To share your March story you can post a video, write a post with your favorite picture from the March, and if writing is not your thing share a photomontage. Whatever medium you are comfortable in using we hope you will post your story to social media and use the #EveryMarcherHasAStory.

Your stories have power!

To also mark the one-month anniversary of the Women’s March we have two shirts available:

Shirt #1 Our founder, Teresa Shook, was honored by the Maui County Council on Friday, February 17, 2017 at their Council Meeting. To mark the occasion we launched a limited edition t-shirt that was designed by Teresa with the help of graphic artist Jenn Chase. This shirt commemorates the fact that the Women’s March was founded by Teresa in Hana!

Click here to get the Birthplace of a Movement shirt: www.bonfire.com/womensmarchhana/ and to support the Women’s March – Hawai‘i.

Shirt #2 – This shirt was designed for our ‘ohana members that traveled to Washington, DC to represent Hawai‘i.

Click here for the ‘Ohana shirt: www.bonfire.com/womensmarchhawaii/ and to support the Women’s March – Hawai‘i.

The sale for both of these shirts ends at 7:00 PM (HST) on March 8, 2017 – International Women’s Day

On that note – mark your calendar as Women’s March will be co-costing events across the state to honor of International Women’s Day.

Here are the Facebook events:
Kaua‘i: https://www.facebook.com/events/1749798465337621/
O‘ahu: https://www.facebook.com/events/1229380380442503/
Molokai: https://www.facebook.com/events/1366248076758951/
Maui: https://www.facebook.com/events/763304147153878/
Hana: https://www.facebook.com/events/173318529829558/
Hawai‘i County events are in the works…

March On! Monday:
Here are two actions to consider taking this week.

MOM #1. Store these numbers in your phone. Here is a list of moderate Republicans who appear to be willing to resist. It depends on the issue but this is a start. When you call, share what you’d like them to do and reinforce that their votes affect everyone across the country (to justify your call from Hawai’i). Highlight how much you appreciate them putting people/planet over politics.

Senator John McCain (AZ) 202-224-2235
Sen Jeff Flake (AZ) 202-224-4521
Sen Lindsey Graham (SC) 202-224-5972
Sen Ben Sasse (NE) 202-224-4224
Sen Dean Heller (NV) 202-224-6244
Sen Cory Gardner (CO) 202-224- 5941
Sen Susan Collins (ME) 202-224-2523
Sen Lisa Murkowski (AK) 202-224-6665
Rep Charlie Dent (PA) 202-225-6411
Rep Mark Sanford (SC) 202-225-3176

If there are others you’d like to add to the list, please let us know.

MOM #2. Sign the petition demanding that DT release his tax returns. We have a hunch they will be incriminating. If you can call the republicans above to encourage them to publicly push for release as well. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/immediately-release-donald-trumps-full-tax-returns-all-information-needed-verify-emoluments-clause-compliance

We also have these activities from our supporting organizations:

LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i

Help ban conversion therapy in the Aloha State by signing their petition calling on the Hawaii State Legislature to pass the bill to ban conversion therapy.
Testimony in support:

SB 502, SD1
(SSCR387)
Status & Testimony
RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.
Removes discriminatory requirements for mandatory insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization procedures to create parity of coverage for same-sex couples, unmarried women, and male-female couples for whom male infertility is the relevant factor.  Effective 07/01/2050.  (SD1)

Planned Parenthood

Actions:

More time? Do this:

  • Write a Letter to the Editor
    We are looking for volunteers who are interested in writing a letter to the editor! If you are interested, please email our Regional Field Organizer!

Testimony in support:

SB 501, SD1
(SSCR315)
Status & Testimony
RELATING TO HEALTH.
Requires all limited service pregnancy centers to disclose the availability of and enrollment information for reproductive health services.  Establishes privacy and disclosure requirements for individual records and information.  Authorizes civil penalties and civil actions for enforcement and remedy.  (SD1)
SB 403, SD1
(SSCR298)
Status & Testimony
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Ensures certain benefits under the federal Affordable Care Act are preserved under Hawaii law, including:  preserving the individual health insurance mandate for taxpayers; preserving the premium tax credit for individuals and families with low or moderate income; requiring all health insurance entities, including health benefits plans under chapter 87A, HRS, to include ten essential health care benefits, plus additional contraception and breastfeeding coverage benefits; extending dependent coverage for adult children until the children turn twenty-six years of age; prohibiting health insurance entities from imposing a preexisting condition exclusion; prohibiting health insurance entities from using an individual’s gender to determine premiums or contributions; and prohibiting health insurance entitles from discriminating with respect to participation against a health care provider acting within the scope of that provider’s license or certification.  Effective 7/1/2050.  Individual mandate requirement repeals 6/30/2021.  (SD1)
SB 503, SD1
(SSCR163)
Status & Testimony
RELATING TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
Requires health insurance coverage for case management services by licensed mental health providers for victims of sexual violence.

Want your organization’s event listed?
Just let us know and we will include it in our next eblast!

Help us spread the word of the global Women’s March movement by forwarding this email to your friends and family.

Mahalo & MARCH ON!

Women’s March Founder Honored

We are proud to announce that our founder, Teresa Shook, will be honored by the Maui County Council on Friday, February 17, 2017 at their Council Meeting!

To mark this occasion we are launching a limited edition t-shirt that was designed by Teresa with the help of graphic artist Jenn Chase. This shirt commemorates the fact that the Women’s March was founded by Teresa right here in Hana and founded the global movement was LOVE!

Click here to buy the shirt: www.bonfire.com/womensmarchhana/ and support Women’s March – Hawai‘i
The shirt sales end at 7:00 PM on March 8, 2017 – International Women’s Day

On that note – mark your calendar as Women’s March will be co-costing events across the state to honor of International Women’s Day.

Here are the Facebook events:
Kaua‘i: https://www.facebook.com/events/1749798465337621/
O‘ahu: https://www.facebook.com/events/1229380380442503/
Molokai: https://www.facebook.com/events/1366248076758951/
Maui: https://www.facebook.com/events/763304147153878/
Hana: https://www.facebook.com/events/173318529829558/
Hawai‘i County events are in the works…

Until then we have these activities from our supporting organizations:

LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i

Help ban conversion therapy in the Aloha State by signing their petition calling on the Hawaii State Legislature to pass the bill to ban conversion therapy.They are meeting at DPH HQ at 627 South Street STE 150 and if you cannot make it in person we have teleconference available: (515) 604-9000 Participant Access Code: 847722#

They will be discussing the state of our bills at the legislature and other exciting issues.
Click here to download the agenda: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6tEqQn0fYMhbzFIdmEyUjFtdTA
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1230823670334613/

Planned Parenthood

Actions:

More time? Do this:

  • Write a Letter to the Editor
    We are looking for volunteers who are interested in writing a letter to the editor! If you are interested, please email our Regional Field Organizer!

Pride@Work Hawai‘i

O‘ahu Marchers: Pride@Work Hawai’i invites you to their monthly
Pau Hana at Chikos Tavern (930 McCully St.)
Friday, Feb 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Pride@Work Hawai’i is where LGBTQIA issues and labor meet.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1830787973860243/

Want your organization’s event listed?
Just let us know and we will include it in our next eblast!

Help us spread the word of the global Women’s March movement by forwarding this email to your friends and family.

Mahalo & MARCH ON!

March ON! Monday – 2.13.17

MARCH ON! MONDAY: Each week we will be posting suggested actions that you can take to protect rights and demand transparency locally, nationally and internationally. Please consider doing the following:

MOM #1: If you want to support Senator Warren’s request to audit President Trump’s finances for conflicts of interest, the most effective way to be sure your support is counted is to email two administrators, Katherine Siggerud and Timothy Minnelli. There is also a third email address through which they’re tracking people who are urging support for the audit, congrel@gao.gov.
SEND ONE EMAIL addressed to:
siggerudk@gao.gov
minellit@gao.gov
congrel@gao.gov
Subject line:
Re: Audit for Trump’s financial concerns
Message: Dear Ms. Siggerud and Mr. Minnelli,
I’m writing in support of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s request for an audit of President Trump’s finances, to prohibit conflicts of interest that would prevent him from carrying out the responsibilities of the office without corrupt influence.

MOM #2: Sign this petition if you want to let Amazon know that you would like them to STOP advertising on Breitbart.  https://www.change.org/p/jeff-bezos-eliminate-amazon-advertising-from-breitbart-com

800-900 companies have already pulled their advertising.  Keep it up America!

Requests from our supporting organizations:

Compassion & Choices – Hawai’i

Senate Bill 1129: “Death with Dignity Act” will be heard on Wed. Feb 15 at 8:30 a.m. in Conf Room 229 at the Hawai‘i State Capitol – so to help ensure that Medical Aid in Dying becomes law and the bill passes they are asking the following:

  1. Sign their petition: https://www.compassionandchoices.org/support-medical-aid-in-dying-in-hawaii/
  2. Submit testimony in support of SB 1129: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1129&year=2017
  3. Show up at the hearing on Wed. Feb 15 at 8:30 a.m. in Conf Room 229 at the Hawai‘i State Capitol in a yellow shirt
  4. For more information visit their website: https://www.compassionandchoices.org/hawaii

LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i

Requests for testimony in the following bills:
SB107 “Related to Minimum Wage” – written testimony due Tuesday 2/13 at 9 am

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=107
Increases the minimum wage to $12.25 per hour in 2018 and $15 per hour in 2019. Repeals language allowing the hourly wage of a tipped employee to be increased on account of tips. Requires the department of labor and industrial relations to annually calculate the adjusted minimum wage rate to the nearest five cents using the Honolulu region CPI-W.

HB1277 HD1 “Relating to Collective Bargaining” – written testimony due Tues 2/13 at 10 am
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1277
Establishes a collective bargaining unit for graduate student assistants employed for a minimum of 20 hours a week by the University of Hawaii. (HB1277 HD1)

HB4 “Related to Health” – written testimony due Tues 2/13 by 8:30 am
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=4
Requires employers to provide a minimum amount of paid sick leave to employees to be used to care for themselves or a family member who is ill or needs medical care.

Want your organization’s event listed?
Just let us know and we will include it in our next eblast!

Help us spread the word of the global Women’s March movement by forwarding this email to your friends and family.

Mahalo & MARCH ON!

Action Alert & Last Call for T-Shirts

We hope you have had a marvelous week – here are some of things that are coming up over the next couple of days to keep the movement alive!

Women’s March – Hawai‘i (WMHI)

Have you found a Neighborhood Action Groups (Huddles) near you? If not then start your own N.A.G.  What you do with your collective power is your choice: Organize a march, host a postcard writing party, create resistance art, teach others how to lead, grow community peacemakers, plan a sit-in, learn to run for office…. the choice is YOURS. After your N.A.G. gets started, contact WMH and let us know how we can help!  MARCH ON!!!

O‘ahu:
We Stand With Planned Parenthood!

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017
Where: Hawai‘i State Capitol, Honolulu, HI
Facebook Event
Come join us in unity and stand against those wanting to take the right to Choice away. We will be standing in solidarity with Planned Parenthood all week (all month & all four years)!

Maui:
‘THROWDOWN THURSDAY’ RALLIES –

JOIN US every Thursday in February next one is February 16 from 4 to 6 PM to sign wave and rally at the entrance to UH-Maui College on Kaahumanu Avenue. Bring a sign reflecting #WHYUMARCH and make your voice heard.
Peaceful resistance efforts continue in concern of the many untenable policies that our new administration is suggesting that threaten our democracy.
Maui’s “Throwdown Thursday” Rallies are a partnership between Organizing for Action – Maui Chapter (OFA) and the Women’s March Hawaii’s Maui team. Mark your calendar! Be there!

LAST CALL FOR T-SHIRTS!

The purchase of any of these shirts will help support the
Women’s March Hawai‘i movement.
The sale of these shirts end Friday, Feb 10 at 6:59 p.m. local time.

From the Supporting Organizations:

AF3IRM HAWAI‘I:

Friday, Feb. 10 at 1:00 PM
Location: Hawai‘i State Capitol Auditorium
RSVP: AF3IRM Hawai‘i on Facebook

Black Lives Matter in Hawai‘i: A Conversation Between Communities About Police and State Violence
How can you fight state violence against our communities in the time of Trump? Please be invited to a conversation about fighting state violence with organizers and policymakers, where we will discuss the work of building a mass movement from our lives.
Featuring: Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the national Black Lives Matter movement, Innocenta Sound-Kikku, Kamaile Maldonado, Dr. RaeDeen Keahiolalo, and more…
Hosted by the Office of Rep. Cedric Gates and Rep. Kaniela Ing
FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PLANNED PARENTHOOD:

February 10th:
Join them at the State Capitol for Lobby Day, 10:00-12:00 pm
Thank you card signing to Planned Parenthood health care providers, 12:00-1:00 pm
RSVP here for the events on the 10th!

LGBT Caucus of the DPH

Compassion & Choices

Support Medical Aid in Dying pass by signing their petition – click here!
For more information visit their website: https://www.compassionandchoices.org/hawaii

Want your organization’s event listed? Just let us know and we will include it in our next eblast!

Help us spread the word of the global Women’s March movement by forwarding this email to your friends and family.

Mahalo & MARCH ON!