On March 22, 1922, the Hawaiian Women’s Republican Auxiliary Club held a rally in Honolulu. It was just three days prior to a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the untimely death of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana’ole, the current territorial delegate to the US Congress. According to an article in The Woman Citizen, the public organ of the National League of Women Voters (NLWV),
about five hundred women composed the audience, filling the hall to capacity. They were Hawaiian and part-Hawaiian, varying from pure dark brown types to fair mixtures with English, American or Chinese. . . . Tiny brown babies were there in the arms of mothers who wore lauhala hats, around whose rims were yellow ribbons bearing the inscription, “Vote for Baldwin.” There were young matrons and business women, some of them having so much white blood in their veins that they did not show their Polynesian ancestry. There were country women from distant sugar plantations who had come into Honolulu to take part in this political rally. There were in the gathering women of great wealth, whose ancestors had owned vast tracts of fertile land under the monarchy. The meeting opened with a prayer in the Hawaiian language by the minister.
The article conveyed the racial and cultural hybridity and class diversity of Native Hawaiian woman suffragists.