The Hawai‘i State Democratic Women’s Caucus

is a caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i. We are a catalyst for progressive, social, economic, and political change through action on critical issues facing Hawai‘i’s women and girls.

You may have heard that Title IX, the landmark federal law giving women and girls equal access to education, turned 50 this year!

But did you know that the nation’s first Congresswoman of color, Hawai’i’s Patsy T. Mink, was the author of Title IX? In fact, her Congressional colleagues renamed Title IX “The Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act”!

Celebrate our local heroine, Patsy Mink, by proudly wearing a Title IX 50th anniversary t-shirt! You can buy one at the DPH Webstore.

If you didn’t catch it live, watch the video of our DPH State Convention panel discussion, “Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink: She Changed America.”

You can also record and view digital talk stories about Patsy! Check out the Patsy Mink Stories that we’ve collected so far.

And learn more personal stories about Patsy from those who knew her at Patsy Mink: The Untold Story.

News & Updates

Column: New governor must reform prisons system

“It is especially disheartening that Hawaii incarcerates more women as a percentage of its incarcerated population than any state in the nation. Native Hawaiian women are 44% of the female incarcerated population, yet make up only 19% of the general female population. The Native Hawaiian disparity is greater for women than for men.”

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