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REGISTER AS A DELEGATE

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These are the three steps to registering as a Delegate for the 2024 DPH State Convention.

Step 1: Get elected at March 6th Biennial Elections or at a District Council meeting afterwards (appointed by District Chair between May 2 - 7, 2024) as a Delegate or be an Automatic Delegate. Automatic Delegates are Party Officials; Elected Democrats; and former Democratic Governors, Democratic Lt. Govs., & Party Chairs, etc.

Step 2: Fill out the registration form either using the online form or downloading the paper form.

Step 3: Pay the registration fee (either by check or via ActBlue) or request a waiver. Information on how to submit payment or request the waiver is on the registration form.

Deadline to request a waiver is April 30, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. (requests made after this date may be considered but only if funding is still available.)

Deadline for registration is May 17, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. 

NOTICE: Delegates & Alternates make sure you add 2024conv@hawaiidemocrats.org to your email contact list so you receive all the important emails from the 2024 DPH Convention Committee.

SEEK TO FILL A DELEGATE OR ALTERNATE VACANCY

Apply

If you are not yet a Delegate or Alternate and want to be one there is still time. To help you with this process we have an easy online form for you to fill out. Please note that just by filling out this form does not guarantee you a Delegate or Alternate spot.

After we receive your response we will forward it along to your District Chair. This way they know that you want to be a part of this important conversation and if for some reason you cannot be there when your District Council meets to fill vacancies you can be nominated in abstentia.

Deadline to fill a vacancy: May 7, 2024

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SUBMIT AN AMENDMENT

How to submit a suggested amendment to our Party's foundational documents - they are our Affirmative Action PlanBylawsConstitution, and Platform. If you are unfamiliar with them click on the links to review them. But in short our Bylaws and Constitution tell us how our Party will operate, our Platform tells the world what we believe in as members of the DPH aka our guiding principles and the Affirmative Action Plan gives us guidance on how we need to include everyone in this journey.

Step 1 – Review the requirements for submission in the Standing Rules

Step 2 – Write up your submission

 

Step 3 – Submit your submission using either using the Google online form or downloading the paper form. All electronic submissions must have a PDF version and a Word version (.doc, .docx, or .rtf)
 

Step 4 – Gather the required signatures from members. For ALL submissions the requirement is 2 Delegates and 10 other members of the DPH using either the Google online form (link is on the submission form) or the paper form.

Deadlines: 

Individuals - Friday, April 12, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. - Anything submitted now is deemed late.

Counties - Friday, April 19, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

Click here for the Committee Rules

SUBMIT A RESOLUTION

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How to submit a Resolution for the Delegates to consider, Resolutions are used for many different reasons, they can give action to an issue in our Platform, or speak to an issue not addressed in the Platform. They can also be used to instruct the DPH to do something, as long as it does not seek to amend the foundational documents above. Ceremonial resolutions are also used to thank a person or organization for job well done or to remember the passing of a fellow Party member. If you have never written a resolution before click here to watch an instructional video from our Party's Parliamentarian - Dr. William Puette.
 

Step 1 – Watch the video and review the requirements for resolutions in the Standing Rules

Step 2 – Write up your resolution

Step 3 – Submit your resolution using either using the Google online form or downloading the paper form

Step 4 – Gather the required signatures from members. For ALL submissions the requirement is 2 Delegates and 10 other members of the DPH using either the Google online form or the paper form.

 

Deadlines:

Individuals - Friday, April 12, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. - Policy resolutions submitted now are deemed late.

Counties - Friday, April 19, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

Click here for the Committee Rules.

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ApplyStand

APPLY TO BE A
MEMBER OF A
STANDING
COMMITTEE

The on-line or downloadable form is to be completed in its entirety by any elected or automatic Delegate who has registered for the 2024 DPH State Convention and would like to be considered to be a member of one of the following 2024 Convention Committees; here are the Standing Committees and what they do:

Affirmative Action: Responsible to receive recommendations concerning Affirmative Actions and to finalize the 2024 Plan. Click here to review DPH's current plan.

Credentials: Responsible to investigate and certify a temporary roll of delegates. The temporary roll as prepared by the Secretary of the State Central Committeewill be accepted as prima-facie correct pending action by the duly appointed State Convention Credentials Committee. 
     (a) The Convention Credentials Committee shall hold hearings to decide a contest with due notice to the parties.
     (b) The Credentials Committee shall, throughout the delegate registration period assess a member or members to the Registration Committee to verify and certify a delegate’s or an alternate’s status for seating as a delegate. 

Platform: Receives proposals to amend or revise the proposed Platform and finalize the 2024 DPH Platform for the Delegates to vote on.

Resolutions:  Responsible to receive resolutions. Shall have the power to format, edit, combine resolutions of similar substance, and make substantive amendments that do not alter the intent of the resolving clauses.

Rules: Responsible to receive proposals to amend or revise the Constitution and the By-laws of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i. Shall have the power to format, edit, combine proposed rules changes, and make substantive amendments that do not alter the intent of the proposed rule addition or change. 

Click here for the Standing Convention Committees Appointment Application if you are a Delegate. Click here for the downloadable form.

 

Initial Deadline: March 21, 2024, 5:00 p.m.  Applications received after this date will be considered for any vacancies left unfilled.

Click here for the Committee Rules.

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Run

RUN FOR
PARTY OFFICE

For any Party member looking to run for Party Office from State Central Committee (SCC) Rep, National Committee Member, or Party Chair they just need to follow these 3 steps. The SCC is the governing body for the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i between conventions.

Step 1: Fill out the nomination form; either online by clicking here or download the form by clicking here. 

Step 2: Gather the required number of signatures from fellow Democrats. For County and Senate District Reps that is five (5) signatures and the Democrats need to live in their County or Senate District. For Party Chair and National Committee Member it is ten (10) signatures from at-least two (2) different Counties. Candidates can gather those signatures either using the online form (link will be available after completing the nomination form) or on the form they downloaded.

Step 3: Pay the required $10 filing fee

DEADLINES to file all the nomination paperwork (nomination form, supporting signatures and $10 filing fee) for:

     Kaua‘i County SCC Reps: CLOSED

     O‘ahu and Maui County SCC Reps: CLOSED

     Hawai‘i County SCC Reps: CLOSED

     Party Chair, National Committee Member &

     Senate District Reps: CLOSED

Candidacy Requirements:

     County & Senate SCC Rep: Be a member of the DPH in good standing and a resident in the County or Senate District that they are looking to represent.

     Party Chair: Be a member in good standing of the DPH for at least a year and a resident of the state of Hawai‘i.

     National Committee Member - A member of the DPH

More information is available on the online or downloadable nomination form.

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AWARD

NOMINATE A FELLOW DEMOCRAT

Any member of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i cane nominate a fellow DPH member one of the following 2 awards:

 

  1. MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (MAA): The DPH presents the MAA at its biennial convention.  The Award is intended to recognize publicly the significant achievements made to the Party organization by an individual at the grassroots level.  The objective of the MAA is to stimulate participation at the grassroots level in the DPH, and to provide a means to recognize publicly the significant achievements made to the Party organization by the individual members.
     

  2. KĀKOU AWARD: This award will be given out to individual(s) that have gone above and beyond in support of the Democratic Party & our State between State Conventions.

 

ON-LINE NOMINATION FORM

DOWNLOADABLE NOMINATION FORM

NOMINATION DEADLINE:  CLOSED

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DNC

RUN FOR
DNC DELEGATE
and/or

PRESIDENTIAL
ELECTOR

For any Party member looking to run to be a Delegate for the 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Step 1: Download and fill out the nomination form for the appropriate 2024 DNC Delegate they are looking to run for: Congressional District, PLEO and/or At-Large in Chicago

Step 2: Gather the required ten (10) signatures from fellow Democrats from their Congressional District; or anywhere in the state for PLEO; and At-Large Delegate Candidates.

 

Step 3: Download the National Convention 2024 CANDIDATE Pledge of Support Form fill it out and sign it.

Step 4: Turn in the completed forms (email, mail, or in person) to the Party's Secretary by the deadline.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: May 2, 2024 at 5:00 PM

For any Party member looking to run to be a 2024 Presidential Elector.

Step 1: Download and fill out the nomination form for 2024 Presidential Elector.

Step 2: Gather the required ten (10) signatures from fellow Democrats anywhere in the state .

 

Step 3: Download Electors Pledge of Support Form - fill it out and sign.

Step 4: Turn in the completed forms (email, mail, or in person) to the Party's Secretary by the deadline.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: May 2, 2024 at 5:00 PM

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MEMORY

IN MEMORY
OF

The 2024 DPH State Convention Committee has the responsibility and solemn privilege of assembling an In Memoriam project that recognizes all the members of our Party that have passed since we last gathered in Honolulu in May 2022. To assist with this endeavor we have created this online form to help ensure that no member gets over looked. 

Through this online form any member can submit a fellow member's name, tell us something about them, and provide a picture that the Committee can use to help remember them. 

This is the only form we have not created a downloadable version for at this time. You can also email the committee the same information to 2024conv@hawaiidemocrats.org please put "In Memoriam" in the subject line and make sure you have the member's name in the file name for the picture.

DEADLINE: May 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

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If you are not comfortable with using online forms as you see we have downloadable versions available as well. If you do not have access to a printer and want a set of the paper forms mailed to you we will be more than happy to do so, just email us at 2024conv@hawaiidemocrats.org with your mailing address, list the forms that you require, and we will get them out to you.

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