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Neighborhood Board Elections
President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
League Testifies on Annual Plan Review (Astrid Monson)
Action on Charter Amendments (Astrid Monson)
It Doesn't Take Much
General Membership Meeting
Teamsters Vote Count
United Nations to Focus on Women in the '90s
From the President (Massachusetts Voter) (Risa Nyman)
Scarlet Letters: An Introduction
Letter from LWV to Kent Baker, KHON-TV2 (Anne Lee)
Vacancies on the Governor's Boards & Commissions
Update on City Recycling Efforts (Dorothy Turnbull)
Hawaii's Living Will (Joan Hayes)
Welcome New Members
Honolulu League Contemplating Computer System for Office
New Publication: Gun Control

It Doesn't Take Much

(Excerpted from Hunger Action Forum)

"We must shed the myth that poor children all need massive long-term public intervention. Millions of poor children need only modest help: child care, not foster care; a check-up, not an intensive care bed; a tutor, not a guardian; drug education, not detoxification; a scholarship, not a detention cell." Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, writing in Seeds magazine.

How much income does a family of four need to stay out of poverty? Americans responding to a Gallup poll on that question said about $15,000. That's 24% higher than the poverty line set by the federal government. A

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