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Here you will find information on the four (4) Standing Committees for the 2024 DPH State Convention that review all the submissions from individual Party members and the County Conventions and they are: 

Affirmative Action, Platform, Resolutions, and Rules

Committee Meeting Rules

Separation Form

Deadline requesting separation:

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Review Rule 13 of the Standing Rules 

for the guidelines for separating an item out.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: Responsible to receive recommendations and suggested amendments concerning the DPH's current Affirmative Action Plan and to finalize the 2022 Plan.

Chair: Melissa Pavlicek & Vice-Chair: Cameron Dexter

Committee Members:

Daphne Barbee-Wooten

Judith Fernandez

Elmer Ka‘ai

Timothy Lee

Christine Pasion

Candace Shaw

Affirmative Action Committee's Meeting Schedule via Webinar:

  • Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 - 7:00 PM - Canceled

  • Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 - 7:00 PM 

  • Thursday, May 2, at 5:00 - 6:00 PM 

Links to the recordings for their meeting(s):

Report: 2024 Affirmative Action Committee Report

Attachment: DPH Affirmative Action Plan


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

Chair: Rachele Lamosao & Vice-Chair: Kaleo Chang

Committee Members:


Laura Acasio

Justin Cadiz

Katie Arita-Chang

Nelisa Asato

Phil Barnes

Carolyn Golojuch

Shay Chan Hodges

Justin Hughey

Josephine Killoren

Dan Kouchi

Ken Morikawa

Dee Morikawa

Mark Nakashima

Heidi Namauu

Roth Puahala

Dylan Ramos

Stefanie Sakamoto

Ryan Sakuda

Bronson Silva

Frank Szczepawski

Kyle Yamashita

Platform Committee's Meeting Schedule via Webinar:

  • Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 - 8:30 PM 

  • Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 - 8:30 PM 

  • Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 - 8:30 PM


Platform Committee's Chair & Vice-chair Presentation:

Not needed as there were no changes to the DPH Platform


DPH Platform

Links to the recordings for PLATFORM Committee meeting(s):

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.

Chair: Luke Evslin & Vice-Chair: Greggor Ilagan

Committee Members:


Melodie Aduja

Douglas Blakely

John Buckstead

Will Caron

Mark Clemente

Tyler Dos Santos-Tam

Lisa Hallett

Lisa Marten 

Mike Miranda

May Mizuno

Jeanne Ohta

Darolee Prewitt

​Lynn Robinson Onderko

Lourdes Scheibert

Abby Simmons

Bill South

Pat Stolfa

Dale VanderBrink

Nicky Watts

Michael Zola

Resolution Committee's Meeting Schedule via Webinar:

  • Monday,​ April 15 at 5:00 - 6:15 PM

  • Monday,​ April 22 at 5:00 - 6:15 PM

  • Wednesday,​ May 1 at 5:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Monday, May 6 at 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Resolution Committee's Chair & Vice-chair Presentation:


DPH Resolutions Committee Report: CLICK HERE

Links to the recordings for the RESOLUTIONS Committee meeting(s):


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.

Chair: Danielle Bass & Vice-ChairJesse Souki

Committee Members:

Micah Aiu

Jason Bradshaw 

Alan Burdick

Jon Chinen

Linda Chong

Bart Dame

Donna Domingo

Elton Fukumoto

Lyndsey Garcia

Mike Golojuch, Sr.

Troy Hashimoto

Paul Holcomb

Tony Sanchez

Sarah Simmons

Kate Stanley

Gregg Takayama

Chris Todd

Aileen Wada

Kevan Wong

Kirstin Kahaloa

Darius Kila

Micah Kosasa

Mike McCartney 

Larry Meacham

Amy Monk

Sharon Moriwaki

Dave Nagaji

Richard Oshiro

Lynn Otaguro

Renee Rabb

Martha Randolph

Carlos Rodriguez-Santana

Rules Committee's Meeting Schedule via Webinar

  • Monday,​ April 15 at 6:30 - 8:00 PM

  • Monday,​ April 22 at 6:30 - 8:30 PM  

  • Monday,​ April 29 at 6:30 - 9:00 PM 

  • Monday, May 6 at 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Rules Committee's Chair PresentationCLICK HERE


Table of contents of approved recommendations - UPDATED

2024 Rules Committee Report - UPDATED

Listing of NOT Recommended Amendments 

Links to the recordings to the RULES Committee meeting(s):

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