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Diamond Head - Where Do We Go from Here?
October Calendar
Local Program
Welcome to Our New Members
Mary George Discusses Ethics (Mary George)
How Could We Manage Without Them?
Nonpartisanship
Schools in Hawaii - A Preliminary Report
What a Morning! (Beverly Carter)
Feed-Back (Ann Hansen)
50th Anniversary of the LWV
We Look to Congress in November
Time for Action

[50th Anniversary of the LWV]

The CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES

Amendment XIX (adopted 1920) Section 1. The right of the citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


The League of Women Voters came into being in 1920, the year women's suffrage was written into the Constitution. It grew out of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, which spearheaded the 72-year drive to get women the vote. From the faith of the women's suffrage movement and the shock of the first world war came a great idea-that a non-partisan organization could provide political education and experience. As its first task the League took on teaching the 20 million recently enfranchised women how to carry out their new responsibilities. League emphasis then, as now, focused on the importance of individuals working together to achieve good government responsive to the needs of all citizens.

A national campaign (of which we here in Honolulu are an integral part) to raise $11 million is under way in conjunction with the League's 50th Anniversary. One of the major goals of the anniversary is to put the League, in all of its activities, on a firm financial foundation.

Money from this drive will enable the League to expand services to voters, continue its attack on the problems of poverty, unemployment, inadequate schools and housing; increase citizen awareness of the need for improving management of our natural resources, promoting international cooperation, and revitalizing and strengthening state and local government.

October is celebration month here in Honolulu:

We are operating a booth at the Ala Moana Center, Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 11th. League materials and voter information will be distributed.

BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON

Monday, October 27th is the date of our 50th Anniversary campaign kick-off luncheon. Mr. Harland Cleveland, President of the University Of Hawaii, a member of the 50th Anniversary Campaign national sponsors committee, and the former United States permanent representative on the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Belgium, will be the guest speaker.

Invitations to the luncheon are being mailed in early October to our community leaders; business executives, labor leaders, elected officials (state and local) educators, professionals, League past supporters and friends, to one and all. You, the League member, are especially invited. Celebrate your right to vote by inviting your favorite man to be your guest at this luncheon. Your check will be your reservation.

KAHALA HILTON HOTEL Maile Room validated parking

11:00 no-host cocktails and luncheon $4.00

Mail checks to: League of Women Voters of Honolulu

1802 Keeaumoku Street

Honolulu, Hawaii 96821


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