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1993 Hawaii Water Law Symposium
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Letter to Roy Takumi (House Bill 767 - Toys) (Arlene Ellis)
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Annual Reports - Voter Service

VOTER REGISTRATION

Various voter registration drives were held around the island. On July 4th the League registered voters at an AIDS benefit held at the U.H. Andrews Amphitheatre. The event consisted of six different rock 'n roll bands, food and a variety of booths, one of which was the League of Women Voters. Sumiye Konoshima, Bernice Hayashida, Patricia Card, Tess Misrasi, Betty Goodwin, Luree Hayes and Jacqueline Vogt manned the booth during the all-day event.

A second unique and also first-time voter registration effort of its type was held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center on Tuesday, September 29th. Inmates who are awaiting trial (as well as those convicted of only misdemeanors, rather than felonies) are eligible to vote. While prison officials stifled League's efforts to register inmates to vote in the primary, press coverage resulted in the administration's full cooperation in registering prisoners for the general election. Frisked and searched at OCCC the day of the drive were Arlene Kim Ellis, Annie Kim, Arlene Woo, Dale Evans, Tess Misrasi, and Jacqueline Vogt. The League hopes to make this a regular election year event.

COMMUNITY FORUM

The League of Women Voters of Honolulu, in cooperation with the Village Park Community Association, held a "Candidate's Night" at Kaleiopuu Elementary School on August 19th. Participants from House District 42 and Senate District 20 included Mike Crozier, Brian Kanno, Annelle Amaral, Willie Espero, Mike Wong, Edwina Wong and Mary Miyashiro. The moderator for the event was past State President Anne Lee. Joy Hall served as timekeeper and the evening was coordinated by Jacqueline Vogt.

WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT

The Voter Service Committee produced a 1/2 hour television program "Women in Government" in observance of the Honolulu Council on the Status of Women's declaration of March as the "Month of Woman". The program featured Senator Carol Fukunaga, Representative Cynthia Thielen and Councilmember Rene Mansho discussing the progress, problems and future of women in the field of politics. The moderator was Leaguer Dorothy Bremner. The show aired four times during the month of March on 'Olelo, Channel 22.

"WE THE PEOPLE..."

The Department of Education sponsored simulated congressional hearing called "We the People. .the Citizen and the Constitution" at Oahu schools on March 1-3. Representatives from the ACLU, Judiciary Center, Bar Association, Senator Inouye's and Congresswoman Patsy Mink offices and others served as judges for the event. The League was represented by Jacqueline Vogt. The culminating activity of the program was a congressional hearing where students applied their knowledge about the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Kahuku High School was selected as the winning class and will receive an expense paid trip to Washington D.C. -- for the entire class!

Jacqueline Vogt
Chair

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