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Teamsters Vote Count (Arlene Ellis)
Vote Counts & The League: A History of Service (Terza Meller)
Bus Saga Outlined (Charles Carole)
Particular Point of View: A Cheap Transit Solution (Charles Carole)
Planning Committee Report: Update of City's Development Plans (Charles Carole)
Welcome New Members


HELP! The time has come for all members to come to aid of the League!

Every three years, the major unions in Hawaii hold elections of their officers and trustees. This is the year for the Hawaii Teamsters, Local 996, who have been featured in our headlines for weeks. Whatever your personal feelings about the bus controversy, we offer to count the votes of the union's election as a public service without voicing our pros or cons.

The stipend we are paid for our services allows us to advance the policies of the League of Women Voters of Honolulu and offset the expenses of maintaining our offices. This service we provide the unions not only provides them an impartial third party but also is imperative for our well being.

So get your calendars out, mark the dates and times you can be available, and call the office, 531-7448, with the information as soon as you can so that we can coordinate the work.

Volunteers are needed for the following days to do the following jobs:

  1. 30+ volunteers to mail out ballot packets to approximately 6700 union members on Friday 9/26/03 at 1817 Hart Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  2. 2 volunteers each of the following days at the League office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to service calls from union members who will claim the need for second ballot packets on Wednesday 10/8, 10/15, and 10/22; Thursday 10/9, 10/16 and 10/23; Friday 10/10, 10/17 and 10/24;

  3. 30+ volunteers to count votes at 1817 Hart Street on Saturday November 1 from 9 a.m. to l p.m. and Sunday November 2, 2003, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until completed)

It is important for the Vote Count Coordinator to have the names of each volunteer with the job or jobs you can sign up for and the times you can give. If you are unable to stay the full time, indicate the approximate times you can give us, so that we fill up the space.

Other important information we need is whether you can drive to the sites, whether you need transportation, and whether you can provide transportation for others.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the teamsters. If you are on a special diet, you must provide that for yourself.

Each volunteer will be mailed a complete job description and a map of the exact location of the mail out and/or vote count and of the parking site set aside for our volunteers.

It is not too soon to call the office today 531-7448!

Arlene Ellis
Vote count Coordinator
Phone 941-3724

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