Democratic caucus today at 6 p.m. for all precincts

Democrats across the state will meet at 6 p.m. today for the Democratic Party caucuses.

On Molokai, four precincts will be open: Mitchell Pau’ole Center, Kilohana Community Center, Kualapuu Community Center and the Maunaloa Community Center.

Voting for precinct leaders begins at 7 p.m. Molokai’s Beverly Pau’ole-Moore is the current Precinct 9 president.

The Democratic Party emphasizes the importance of organizing against the Republican opposition for the 2012 elections.

In a recent press release from Maui County Democrats, they write: “We’ve got to bring our coalitions together to ensure the Republicans don’t get a majority in the Senate (thus allowing Republicans to choose which bills are heard, who heads committees and so on.)

“These caucuses are vital to our success,” the press release continues. “We need energetic leaders in every precinct and for the county and state conventions. We will meet and break up into precinct groups to elect officers and delegates, as well as a presidential preference straw poll.”

While it is expected that President Obama will easily carry Hawaii, volunteers are being asked to help man the phone banks to help in certain key battleground states. The Democratic Party also believes it is essential for either Mazie Hirono or Ed Case to defeat Linda Lingle to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Daniel Akaka.

“It is vitally important that the Senate stay in Democratic hands, since without that, all the destructive bills that the GOP has passed in the House will sail through the Senate and become law,” wrote the Democrats.

Those who don’t know their precincts can check the 2010 election maps here. Or, call the County Clerk at 1-800-272-0026.


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