Hawaiian Affairs Caucus Chair Encourages Native Hawaiians to Apply for Senate District 2, 14, 17, and 25 Representative Positions to the State Central Committee.
Aloha mai kākou,
My name is Juanita Mahi‘ena‘ena Brown Kawamoto and I am the Luna Ho‘omalu for the Hawaiian Affairs Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i. I am sending a kāhea to all Native Hawaiian Democrats in:
Senate Districts 2 – Hawaii Island, Kea‘au to Pāhoa
Senate District 14 – Liliha/Kapālama to Nina
Senate District 17 – Pearl City to Waipahū
Senate District 25 – Hawai‘i Kai to Waimānalo
The lau kanaka are in need of your leadership and service to inspire, inform and lead our communities to rise with aloha! The State Central Committee of the Democratic. Party of Hawai‘i is looking for leaders to come and help our people in these districts to work with these communities and help us understand what matters to the people of these moku as Senate District State Central Committee members.
In the past, I have had the honor and pleasure of representing the Environmental Caucus as Chair and SCC female representative, served as the O‘ahu County Council SCC female representative and now wishing to serve as an SCC member in my district where my ‘ohana live and thrive. I can speak from experience, to all who would serve, if you really want to see how our Democratic Party works and how you can be a voice for the many thousands of democrats who support the leadership of governance of our party, I highly recommend you sit and talk with your ohana and friends about getting involved to help make Hawai‘i nei a better place and live for today and tomorrow’s generations by becoming a State Central Committee member of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i.
What is the SCC and what is the responsibility of an SCC member? Read the Constitution of the DPH @ hawaiidemocrats.org to get a good understanding of the power and duties of the SCC members.
State Central Committee Members or often called the “SCC” discuss, debate and support the greater lahui regarding important decisions on behalf of their Senate Districts or Caucuses of the DPH. The SCC representatives for each Senate District elects 2 representatives – (1) Non gender male and (1) Non gender female, in some cases a (1) male and (1) female from the designated District. Senate District SCC members are elected at every DPH State Convention. The SCC representatives for the Districts are elected by the delegates as they are designated by the bylaws of the DPH. The process is organized in a manner where becoming a SCC member requires party members to truly be active and serve their district, county and Caucus DPH members.
“Kūlia I ka nu‘u!” – Strive to reach the highest! – as passionately stated by our beloved, Queen Kapi‘olani Napelakapuokaka‘e and hānai mother to David Kawānanakoa – founding member of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i.
Me ka mana‘o nui,
Juanita Mahi‘ena‘ena Brown Kawamoto
Hawaiian Affairs Caucus
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR SENATE DISTRICT SCC POSITIONS IN SD2, 14, 17, AND 25
The following positions did not have a candidate filing as of the deadline:
SD 2 – NOT identifying as a male
SD 17 – NOT identifying as a female
SD 25 – NOT identifying as a male
As per the byaws Article V, Section 2A, the deadline has been extended through July 1, 2020.
2A. Any citizen resident in the State of Hawai‘i, who is or will be a member of the Democratic election to Party Chairperson. Any citizen residing in the State of Hawai‘i who wishes to Party of Hawai‘i for one (1) year before the next election shall be eligible to be a candidate for election to Party Chairperson. Any citizen residing in the State of Hawai‘i who wishes to become a candidate for election to Party Chairperson or for election to the State Central Committee shall file a nomination paper with the Secretary of said County or the State Central Committee at least twenty (20) days prior to the State Convention, except that papers for the County Representative seats shall be filed at least ten (10) days prior to the County Convention, and except that papers for the Caucus Representative seats shall be filed after certification by the Caucus, but at least twenty (20) days prior to the State Convention. In the event that no papers have been filed by the filing deadline, the filing deadline shall be extended until ten (10) days prior to the State Convention. However, no additional nomination papers shall be allowed for those positions for which papers had been filed by the filing deadline. If a member has resigned from the Party in the two (2) years prior to re-enrollment in the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, the re-enrolled member must be a member in good standing for at least one (1) year before the next election prior to being elected Party Chairperson or for election to the State Central Committee.