AIKEA: a new political movement for Hawai'i's people

August 2012

Pride At Work Hawai'i members, along with other community activists and leaders from the labor, LGBT, environmental, and civil rights communities, have formed AIKEA, a "new political movement."

To learn more about Aikea, read the platform here and join the email list here.  You can also go to the Aikea: I Vote! Facebook page here and "like" it.

2012 Hawai'i Legislative Candidate Survey

What do the people who want to represent us in the Legislature think about transgender health care coverage, increasing the minimum wage, and protecting students from bullying?

Pride At Work Hawai'i sent a survey to all candidates for State House and Senate on issues of particular importance to us, including: LGBT equality, women's rights, workers' rights, immigration and health care.  Candidates were given the opportunity to comment as well.  Ten Senate candidates and thirty-one House candidates responded; survey results are posted here.

We share this Report to assist voters in making an informed decision; please share with others whom you believe would be interested in this information.  Please note that Pride At Work Hawai'i does not endorse candidates.

Saturday, August 11 is primary election day in Hawai'i - if you haven't already voted by mail or walk-in, you can find information about your polling place here. Polls open at 7AM and close at 6PM.  Races are on for US Senate, US House of Representatives, City and County Councils, Mayors, and all 76 State House and Senate seats.  Please make sure to vote!!

We'd like to thank all candidates who responded - and all of you for taking part in the political process: in the voting booth, at the Capitol and City Hall, in your unions and on the streets!

Pride At Work Hawai'i Out and Organizing!