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October 2004

President's Message (Jackie Parnell)
Find Out Who to Vote for in Primary Election (Pearl Johnson)
Need Help Voting on Constitutional Amendments? (Jean Aoki)
Planning Conference on September 25
North Shore for Sale (Pearl Johnson)
Welcome New Members
Radio Forum for Prosecutor Candidates (Arlene Ellis)
Voter Service Committee in Action
New Vote Count Coming (Arlene Ellis)
Mayoral Candidates on Public Radio (Arlene Ellis)

President's Message

By the time you read this, the League will have successfully cosponsored two political forums with Hawaii Public Radio. I hope you were all able to hear them. The first took place on Sept 1 from 5 to 6 PM and featured our candidates for mayor, Duke Bainum and Mufi Hannemann. I got to be part of the live audience and, for once, watch and listen, since I had no assignment. It was great! I was so proud of us. I am sure we set a record for having the most questions asked and answered in one hour, ever. Each candidate was allowed one and a half minutes and did not get one second more. Between our charming but stern moderator, Janet Mason, and our equally conscientious time keeper, Pearl Johnson, in 90 seconds the bell rang and the next question was asked even if the candidate was in midsentence. After the first 20 minutes they both got it and answered all questions within the time limits.

Also helping out Voter Service Chair Arlene Ellis were Piilani Kaopuiki and Lois Tyler who collected written questions, and Jean Aoki, who sorted them out and handed them to Janet. Congratulations and many thanks for a job well done! Although this will go to print before the September 8 forum for the prosecutor's race, I am sure it will go equally well.

On another subject, we are all pleased with the number of questionnaires that have been returned. Several members have expressed interest in forming discussion groups in their area (see separate article). We can identify our members by zip code - if you are interested in knowing what Leaguers live in your community, please call Evangeline Funk at 923-4193.

Finally, please circle November 13 on your calendar. That is the date of our conference on judicial independence, to be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. We have lined up some outstanding speakers and think you will find it interesting and informative. Stay tuned for more details.

Jackie Parnell
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