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Input Needed
1986-1987 LWV of Honolulu Program
Speak Out, Hawaii (Jerry Hess)
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Cable TV Channel 20 - December
Computer Wanted
Neighborhood Board Elections
Video Info
New 12th Dist. Representative
State Land Use Commission: Nuisance or Necessity? (Astrid Monson)
Action for Education
Choices in Education - Oct. 4th
Resolving Land Use Disputes Through Negotiation
Election Laws
Front Line!
Transportation Question
TV Channel 20 - Election Analysis
Tax Study Committee
Welcome to New Members
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President's Corner

Although she is away, Arlene's thoughts are on League and here are some comments she wrote after reading a San Francisco Chronicle editorial on the political campaign.

THE POLITICAL CONSULTANTS who now control most candidates the way Edgar Preen controlled Mortimer Snerd say they are using negative campaigning because it works. One told Chronicle Political Correspondent Larry Liebert, "Voters decry negative commercials, but they seem to buy them much quicker than they do positive ones."

What a terrible commentary of the general public. Surely, this is not so.

So what can he done? Voters can turn their backs on the worst verbal polluters by choosing candidates who take the higher road. They can demand that future candidates discuss the issues. They can begin to consider a different relationship between campaigns And television. They can demand effective campaign financing reform, particularly limits on campaign spending and limits on the role of political action committees.

We must consider some kind of action before 1988, so that need not go through another barrage of obscenity.

Arlene Ellis

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