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January 1986 Units - Program Planning - Local and National
President's Message (Dorothy Lum)
Women's History Week
Aloha Voter
Program Planning
Conflict and Consensus: The Management of Change
Legal Research for the Non-Lawyer
State Water Code - AAUW Conference
Lotteries for Public Purposes
Running to Win - A LWV Voter Service
Automated Garbage Collection
Planning and Zoning Committee
Welcome to New Members
Channel 20 - LWV And Cablevision
Workshop for Observers
Vote Count
League Calendar

Running to Win - A LWV Voter Service

One hundred and twenty candidates, campaign workers, Leaguers, and just plain interested citizens attended November's one day seminar sponsored by the League as a voter service.

Dr. Neal Milner, Chair, Political Science Department, U of H, led the morning session. He described elections as a ritual. Among his observations were:

By participating in the ritual of voting, Americans demonstrate their faith in the political system more than as a show of their policy preference.

This participation demonstrates cohesion; that people recognize, we are a diverse culture; and voting helps remind us of our political traditions.

Elections were described by Dr. Milnor as "theatre" - in the grand sense, not as a spectacle. The process of elections leads to the issues brought forward becoming a part of our thinking. Civil rights might be one illustration here. Elections were described as demonstrating the importance of participating in government.

Politics is a high order of activity. "It is a virtue" he said.

On that heady note, the audience heard winners tell how how they won (or think they won) elections; the parties out-line how they help candidates in the general election; and specific information was shared on how to assess a district, raise money, etc.

If you weren't there, you missed it. Perhaps we will do it again.

To make your input into League's Voter Service program, come to a meeting on Feb. 27, 1986, 12 noon, in the League office. We will be starting to assess the voter service opportunities that abound.

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