On Friday, February 5, 2010 we will be mourning the death of Democracy at the Hawaii State Capitol.
It will be one week to the day since the House Leadership (Say and Magaoay) did everything they could do to ensure that HB 444 (through an anonymous voice vote) would not pass this session. This is NOT just a gay issue – if they can do this to the Civil Unions bill when the entire State is watching, what will they do when not everyone is paying attention!
Starting at 3:00 PM (State Capitol)
HAND DELIVER “Thank You” notes to the Representatives for speaking up on our behalf. (We are looking for people to do this with their mouths duct taped a la "NO H8" campaign)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (State Capitol) SIGN WAVING: in support of Civil Unions especially given that Lambda Legal and ACLU Hawaii will be filing a lawsuit against the State of Hawaii for Civil Unions.
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (State Capitol)
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DEMOCRACY
We ask everyone to wear black or at least a black armband and a rainbow lei and bring a flash light. There will be speakers from the different groups supporting the event talking about what democracy meant to them and their organization.
We will also announce the launch of the 20*10 Campaign.
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (State Capitol to Chinatown)
SILENT MARCH to Chinatown to hand out fliers calling on Say and Magaoay to revive democracy at the State Capitol and let HB 444 have its vote. Ending the march at the park next to the Hawaii Theatre (behind Indigo)
We hope that you can make all or even part of this action to keep Civil Unions issue alive in the realm of public opinion and letting the House "leadership" know we are not going away!
Sponsors of the event: PFLAG-Oahu Pride Alliance Hawaii