- October 25, 2013
Post submitted by Adrian Matanza, Former HRC Regional Field Director
With just days left until the start of a special legislative session in Hawaii, KITV, a local news station in Honolulu, stopped by the Hawaii United for Marriage office to witness firsthand, the work staff and volunteers are doing to help Hawaii residents contact their legislators in support of marriage equality. They specifically cited the dozens of volunteers and activities over the past several weeks working to help to make sure Hawaii residents made their voices heard. You can watch the brief clip here.
Governor Abercrombie called for a special session of the legislature to decide on a bill that would give gay and lesbian couples the right to marry the person they love. When the governor announced his request for a special session in September, HRC, a proud founding member of the Hawaii United for Marriage coalition, sent additional resources and field staff to the Aloha State to work alongside Hawaii United for Marriage, helping constituents contact their state legislators.
The special session begins on October 28th. If you're a Hawaii resident, join us and the hundreds of marriage equality supporters at the State Capitol to let our legislators know marriage equality is right for Hawaii. If you're unable to join us in Honolulu, click here to send a message to your Hawaii state legislators, urging them to do the right thing and honor the thousands of loving, committed couples that deserve the chance to marry the person they love.