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February 1994

President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
Go-See: The Judiciary History Center (Jackie Parnell)
Program Planning Meeting
National Program Planning
Town Meeting on Channel 22
Nuclear Waste Community Education Project (Jean Aoki)
Managing Solid Waste Community Education Project
Shaping League's Future - Crossroads Project
League Members "Go-See" Kapolei (Astrid Monson)
Membership Recruitment Committee (Grace Furukawa)

Nuclear Waste Community Education Project


The League of Women Voters Education Fund recently completed the first year of a five-year cooperative agreement with the Department of Energy. During the second year of the project, the LWVEF will provide Americans with information and training about nuclear waste management on both civilian and defense waste. In the first year, the LWVEF published The Nuclear Waste Primer: A Handbook for Citizens. The publication explains in an unbiased manner the state of nuclear waste management and presents a range of possibilities for future action.

In year two of the project, the LWVEF will seek to train state and local League members and other community leaders on nuclear waste management so that they can take a lead role in their communities in educating the public and fostering informed public policy discussions about nuclear waste management. The project will involve extensive outreach to communities across the nation, using the primer and other tools for community education and consensus-building.


A three-day workshop will be held April 30 - May 2, 1994 in Denver Colorado. Partial and full travel scholarships are available. Workshop participants will be recruited from the League network and a broad range of community organizations. League members will be selected based on their commitment to pursue citizen education on nuclear waste management after the workshop. Applicants need not have previous experience in nuclear waste management to attend. Anyone interested in applying for this workshop should call the Honolulu League office and we will send you an application form.

Non-League members are also welcome to attend the workshop. League members may recommend individuals working on nuclear waste issues. Please submit the names of such individuals to the league office.

Jean Aoki

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