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Women's Equality Week
League Rates Members of Congress
Walston to Head New Honolulu Study
In Memoriam: Alice Scott
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People Meet People
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League Co-Sponsors Elspeth Rostow Luncheon-Lecture
Hear Bob Poole Discuss "User Fees"
Opal Sloane Represents League on Hali 2000 Advisory Group
Dee Dee Letts, Wonder Woman
Facing the Facts
Membership Drive '83
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League Rates Members of Congress

Hawaii's Senator Matsunaga received National League's Political Accountability Ratings (PAR) of 75% and 90% and Senator Inouye, 83% and 83% for their voting records in the 97th Congress.

The PARs are based on the votes on issues that League considered urgent and lobbied strongly. Some of the votes included are on amendments or procedural motions because the issue of special concern to League is reflected more clearly in the amendment than in the main body of the bill or because a vote preceding final vote on a passage is a clearer indication of a senator's or a representative's attitude

It should be emphasized that these ratings are based on votes on issues of particular concern to League and should not be construed to be a measurement of a member's over-all performance.

The first rating reflects the percent-age for the number of times the member voted "with" the League. The failure to vote on a particular issue is considered a vote "against" the League's position. The second rating is the percentage for the number of times members voted "with" the League when they voted.

Representative Heftel received ratings of 75% and 75%, and Representative Akaka, 58% and 58%.

For an explanation of the issues on which the ratings are based and the positions of all the Congressional members on each, Publication #100, Political Account-ability Rating: 97th Congress, (60รง for members) can be ordered from LWVUS, 1730 M Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20036, or you're welcome to read the copy in the Board Reading File in the office.

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