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Let's Discuss Food Sustainability and Independence
We Love a Parade! (Ann Shaver)
No News Is Good News for Rail (Charles Carole)
Twice the Cost for 2/3 the Miles (Pearl Johnson)
Meeting on Agriculture
Insane Per Capita Cost for Rail
Important Hearing Dec. 10 (Jean Aoki)
Updating Citizens' Guide to Development (League News)
Nominations for Honolulu League Officers (League News)
Call for Office Monitors (League News)
Welcome New Members
New Record Set at Teamsters Vote Count (Arlene Ellis & Piilani Kaopuiki)
Calendar of Events

We Love a Parade!

Help us demonstrate that the League of Women Voters is not a stodgy, all-work-no-play bunch of corseted suffragettes. Join us Monday, January 18, as we strut our stuff down Kalakaua Ave.

Last year a couple dozen of us turned out on short notice, and we had a ball. Members roller-bladed, marched with our banner, waved glamorously from the back of a convertible, and worked the crowd. This year, we hope to have more people, more cars, and more fun.

If you have ideas or suggestions for our 2010 contingent, please contact Ann Shaver, or 696-4186. Shall we toss out voter-registration forms in lieu of plastic beads? Should we have ersatz uniforms -- red shirts, perhaps, and straw bowler hats? Evangeline Funk has already requested a sash reading, “Old Chicks Rule.” What’s your fantasy? Tell us and we’ll see if we can make it come true.

The theme for the 2010 parade is “We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now,” a quote from Dr. King. How can we tie this in with the League’s different interests and concerns?

Following the parade, there will be a celebration and rally in Kapi’olani Park. This will be an excellent opportunity for marchers, riders, and members who sat on the sidelines to cheer us on, to relax, enjoy each other’s company, savor the moment and perhaps discuss serious concerns.

Ann Shaver

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