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2018 Grand Rally

Join us the night before the General Election, November 5th 2018 from 5-7:30pm, for our Historic Democratic Party Grand Rally at Mo’oheau Bandstand in Hilo! Our theme this year is: “IMUA! Get on board now for 2020!”

Join us in creating and riding the Blue Wave through the midterms and all the way to the next presidential elections. Since 1954 we have held this tradition of gathering together for food and speeches from Democratic candidates so we can show our support for our party and the future leaders of Hawai’i. We look forward to seeing you there!

We provide access to our event without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, or disability. If you require reasonable modifications due to disability, please call Shannon Matson at: (808)937-3037 at least ten working days prior to our event.

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Past Events
 

 
 Democrats from all over the state gathered the night before the primary in the traditional Grand Rally in Hilo.

Democrats from all over the state gathered the night before the primary in the traditional Grand Rally in Hilo.

Primary Grand Rally
August 10th, 2018

All candidates running as Democrats in the 2018 primary election were invited to speak at this traditional gathering.

 Convention Delegates Cast Their Votes on Resolutions, Platform and Rules to be sent to the 2018 State Convention.

Convention Delegates Cast Their Votes on Resolutions, Platform and Rules to be sent to the 2018 State Convention.

hawai'i county convention
April 28th, 2018

The 2018 Hawai‘i County Democratic Party convention was held on Saturday April 28th from 8am-4pm at Sangha Hall in Hilo.

 
 Swag from the 2018 State Convention, held for the first time ever on Hawai'i Island. A historic convention!

Swag from the 2018 State Convention, held for the first time ever on Hawai'i Island. A historic convention!

Hawai'i State Convention
May 25th-28th, 2018

The 2018 Democratic Party of Hawai'i State Convention was held May 25th-27th, at the Hilton Waikoloa Resort.

 Richard Harris, Maya Parish, Tim Vanderveer, Tonya Coulter, Valerie Barnes, Shannon Matson, Margaret Wille

Richard Harris, Maya Parish, Tim Vanderveer, Tonya Coulter, Valerie Barnes, Shannon Matson, Margaret Wille

hawai'i climate march, Kailua-Kona
APRIL 29th, 2017

Officers from the Democratic Party of Hawai'i in attendance at the People's Climate March & Rally, organized by Parish & Coulter.

 
 

HCC Meetings

The Hawai’i County Committee, Democratic Party of Hawai’i County’s leadership group, meets on a monthly basis to discuss party matters, along with legislative and community issues. All meetings are open to the public. Meeting locations alternate between the West Hawai’i Civic Center in Kailua-Kona, and the Hawaii County Equal Opportunity Council in Hilo.

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Pictured: Chair Margaret Wille, Vice Chair Tonya Coulter, Vice Chair Shannon Matson, Assistant Secretary Jeff Mcknight, Treasurer Val Barnes, along with HCC members Laura Gharazzedine, Chuck Grigsby, Chuck Flaherty, Greg Ward,Phil Barnes, Lisa Hallett-Andrews, Rusty Iijima, Tanya Aynessazian, Sally Waitt, Ann Oshiro-Kauwe, Teresa Nakamana, Lennart Lundstrom, Alan Bartolame, Michael Janovsky, RoxAnne Lawson, Theresa Doran, John Figueroa, Conrad Hokama, and Precinct members Chris Whidden and Tony Adams. Attending By Phone: Secretary Maya Parish, Assistant Treasurer Richard Harris, and HCC members Rollie Litteral, Charles Tuttle, Laura Acasio, Tane Datta, Shannon Rudolph, Tom Jameson, Gary Usinger, Bob Martin, Richard Creagan

 
 

Party Platform

The Platform Committee would like to go forward with an actionable platform based on a specific legislative agenda. To do this, we need to tie our platform to specific progressive legislation that has been proposed for 2018-2019. This type of platform will allow us to use it to hold our State Democratic legislators accountable for their legislative actions & inaction.

 

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Legislative Priorities

Help us to organize support for the legislative priorities that were passed by the party’s State Central Committee for the 2017 legislative session. In the article you will see the party’s priorities, how to track legislation, how to submit testimony, and how to network with others to achieve your goals.

—Margaret Wille

 
 

Joining the Democratic Party

Right now, Democrats are working to protect historic reforms currently improving the lives of millions of Americans—and we're fighting to keep building a stronger future for this country.

Supporters are mobilizing on the ground in all 50 states, rolling up their sleeves and getting to work to help support Democrats and the President's agenda. Together, we'll protect the progress we've made and keep this country moving forward—and that starts with your commitment, right now.

 
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