Hawaiian Affairs Caucus table at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention.

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Our Mission

Founded in 2006, the Hawaiian Affairs Caucus is one of seven caucuses established by the Democratic Party of Hawaii to represent historically disempowered or under-represented constituencies due to current or past inequality under law. The intent of the Party was to ensure constituents of Caucuses and our causes of civil rights and equality kept a high profile in the Party, and that our traditionally disenfranchised or underrepresented constituencies had a voice at the table of Party leadership.

Hawaiian Affairs Caucus table at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention.
Hawaiian Affairs Caucus table at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention.

The Hawaiian Affairs Caucus supports and promotes cultural values of aloha, malama aina, ho’okipa, kuleana and, above all, pono.  It seeks to address issues of self-determination and rights, including protection of Hawaiian cultural practices and sacred sites, pono economic development, distribution of wealth to those segments of society most in need, protection of Hawai‘i’s natural resources (on the ‘āina and in the kai), and accountability of public servants identified as Democrats to the mission and goals of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i with regard to the above objectives.