ADVISORY Jan. 11: Common Cause Hawaii & LWV Hawaii County Host 2020 Elections Preparation Panel with Political Party Leaders

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  • Sandy Ma Executive Director of Common Cause Hawaii (808) 275-6275

Contact: Sandy Ma, Common Cause Hawai‘i (808) 275-2675
Rosemarie Muller, League of Women Voters of Hawai‘i County (631) 294-0021

KAMEULA, HI – On Saturday January 11, 2020 the League of Women Voters of Hawai‘i County and Common Cause Hawai‘i will host a public panel discussion regarding how “The Big Island’s Political Parties Are Preparing for the 2020 Elections”, with leaders of the state’s political parties. Senior representatives of the Democratic, Green, Libertarian, and Republican parties will discuss their preparations for the upcoming primary and general elections and the recently enacted statewide Vote by Mail process.

After opening presentations, the panelists will field questions from moderators and the audience. The panelists will include Heather Kimball, Chair of the Hawai‘i County Democratic Party, Jeffrey Kalani Coakley, Chair of the West Hawai‘i Republican Party, Budd Dickinson, Co-Chair of the Green Party of Hawai‘i, and Tracy Ryan, Chair of the Libertarian Party. The forum will be co-moderated by Sandy Ma, Executive Director of Common Cause Hawai‘i and Donna Oba, Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Hawai‘i.

The event will take place at Waimea Middle School in Kamuela and light refreshments will be served.

WHAT:    Panel Discussion. “How the Big Island’s Political Parties Are Preparing for the 2020 Elections”

WHEN:    Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE:   Waimea Middle School
STEAM Learning Center Demonstration Lab (Z105, Ground Floor)
67-1229 Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 19)
Kamuela, Hawai‘i 96743


  • Heather Kimball Chair, Hawai‘i County Democratic Party
  • Jeffrey Kalani Coakley Chair, West Hawai‘i Republican Party
  • Budd Dickinson Co-Chair Green Party of Hawai‘i
  • Tracy Ryan Chair, Libertarian Party


  • Sandy Ma Executive Director Common Cause Hawai‘i
  • Donna Oba Vice President LWV of Hawai‘i

Light refreshments will be served.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

For more information, including a map, please visit our website at Message phone: (808) 933-8683. Contact LWVHC President Rosemarie Muller at or (631) 294-0021

PH 808-933-8683 P.O Box 665 Hilo, HI 96721.  P.O. Box 4478 Kona, HI 96745

Common Cause Hawaii is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

PH 808-275-2675  P.O. Box 2240 Honolulu, HI 96804
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