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Take Action on Hawaii's Civil Unions Bill


Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle has been deluged with letters over the civil unions bill which sits on her desk on a list of potential vetoes.

Lingle  The AP reports: "Gay rights groups hoisted signs in favor of same-gender civil unions at the Hawaii Capitol on Tuesday, while religious leaders asked their congregations to urge the Republican governor to veto the measure...Lingle's office has received about 20,000 letters, faxes, e-mails and phone calls, most of which oppose civil unions."

Alliance Pride Hawaii wants your help in lobbying Governor Lingle not to veto the civil unions bill, and urge you to write letters to that effect.

They write: "Keep in mind that timing is very crucial; to get it to her before she must make her decision (July 6, 2010), the letters must be sent this week. We have in mind letters with the following two themes: 'We are from _____ and we would sure love to have our civil union in Hawaii,' and 'We recently got a civil union in _____ but would much rather have had it in Hawaii.'"

Letters should be mailed to:

The Honorable Linda Lingle
Governor, State of Hawai`i
Executive Chambers
State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813

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  1. Where are Kauai and Niihau? They're never included on your (usually wonderful) sat state maps.

    Posted by: Kama'aina | Jun 24, 2010 10:13:50 AM

  2. Or.. instead how about EMAILING Lind Lingle? it's 2010! Save a stamp..

    Hit the link, fill out the form and click send. We need to do this. 45 seconds, you've got that much time. Do it now.

    Posted by: pickles | Jun 24, 2010 10:24:25 AM

  3. The moment I saw the request to help with a letter I grabbed my iPad and began writing. Then realized you can't send an email - you must sent a snail mail letter. OLD technology. If we had an email address the number of people who would write would be tremendous far outweighing snail mail. If possible, please post an email address and we'll ask all of our members at WarpCity (gay dating) to follow through and even provide them with a template. Thanks!

    Posted by: The OS2Guy | Jun 24, 2010 2:22:26 PM

  4. The photo reminded me of when Dan Quayle, V.P., first visited Hawaii and got off the plane and said something like. I'm glad to be here in Hawaii, an archipelago, or group of islands in the Pacific. Duh.

    Posted by: Ted | Jun 24, 2010 2:32:54 PM

  5. Although it's best to write (you can send a postcard instead of a letter), you can email her at:

    or, call & leave a message with her secretary: 808 586-0034
    Just say you support civil unions in Hawaii.

    Here's another good resource:

    Posted by: Cellar Door | Jun 24, 2010 5:12:15 PM

  6. Check out Pride Alliance Hawaii on facebook for more action items!

    Posted by: Cellar Door | Jun 24, 2010 5:40:02 PM

  7. Dude looks like a lady.

    Posted by: MarkDC | Jun 24, 2010 11:05:37 PM

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