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From the President - Conference on the Con Con
Speakers Bureau
Now is the Time to Join the League
December Unit Preview - Charter Amendment / Local Program (Jane Hewitt)
Time for Action (Virginia Bogard)
Attention Discussion Leaders!!!
Rosalind Cole
Conference Committee (Betty Tobiasson)
For Your Information (Tosh Tasaka)
New Career Development
Head Start Health Services
Urban Coalition (Evelyn Oishi)
Thank You - From the Ethics in Government Committee (Barbara Furniss)
Riot in Honolulu!!! Three Dead - Scores Injured (Evelyn Oishi)
Analysis: Constitutional Convention
Constitutional Convention Conference
New Members
Notes from the State Board - Voter Registrars and Non-Partisanship (Marguerite Simson)

Analysis: Constitutional Convention

CON CON = OPPORTUNITY FOR CREATIVE INVOLVEMENT

"...I am continually amazed to hear my friends in business talk about government as 'they'. I submit that government is not 'they" - it is 'you' and 'I'. We should never forget that. Government won't improve unless we improve our participation in it."

-George Champion, Chairman of
the Board, Chase Manhattan Bank

The bill calling the Convention (Act 222, SLH 1967) establishes;

  1. Date of Special Election of Delegates; Saturday, June 1, 1968 (No Primary).

  2. Convention convenes July 15, 1968.

  3. Candidate must be a qualified elector of the representative district or combination of precincts of the representative district in which he is a candidate.

  4. Filing deadline is 30 days prior to the special election (May 2, 1968); nomination papers must be signed by not less than 15 qualified electors of the representative district or combination of precincts in which the nominee is a candidate.

  5. Nomination papers are not to refer to any political party and ballots used at the special election shall be non-partisan. There shall be deposited with each nomination paper a fee of $25.00 which shall be paid into the treasury of the State.

  6. Convention shall consist of 82 delegates, apportioned from the existing Representative Districts. (See chart on next page.)

  7. Delegates shall receive the same salaries as legislators who attend a General Session ($2500) as well as the same per diem and travel allowances (Oahu delegates $32.00 and Neighbor Island delegates $45.00 plus 20 cents per mile each way.)

  8. State and County employees may be elected but shall have leave without pay.

  9. Unless the Convention determines otherwise, any constitutional revision or amendment shall be submitted to the electorate at the General Election on Tuesday, November 5, 1968.

  10. An appropriation has been authorized to the governor or lieutenant governor, if so designated by the governor, the sum of $100,000 for:

    1. Purchase of advertising in the general media to cover on an equal and fair basis the issues involved or likely to be involved, and

    2. Other things necessary to focus the public's attention on the :importance of the Constitutional Convention.

  11. An appropriation has been authorized to up-date the 1950 Manual on State Constitutional Provisions and prepare necessary reports for the Convention.

*Acknowledgment to Honolulu CC Legislative Committee

HAWAII'S REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS - FOR CONVENTION

Representative
District
Delegates
At Large
Delegates
Combined
Precincts*
Total
Delegates
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
1
3
1
1
1
1
3
5
1
5
3
2
2
3
6
3
4
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
2
5
2
4
2
2
0
3
5
3
3
3
1
5
1
1
1
1
5
10
3
9
5
4
2
6
11
6
7
4
(total) 46 36 82

*For inforration on the number of the Representative District and the Precinct in which you live and for a breakdown on the combined precincts in your District, you may call the Voter Service Information numbers:

Marilyn Sakamaki - 32-8166 Myrne B1omquist - 262-7635

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