President's Message (Suzanne Meisenzahl)|
League of Women Voters "Ad Watch"
League Participation in Growth Conference, June 21, 1994
League and Educational Reform (Libby Oshiyama & Marion Saunders)
Waikiki Rezoning Killed
Cogel Conference Dec. 4-7, 1994
City Council Report
Candidates in Focus
The 41st League of Women Voters National Convention in Washington, D.C. on June 11-14 was a star-studded event. The kickoff of the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the League opened with an address by Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States:
Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed the closing session, focusing on her efforts for Health Care Reform, gearing everyone up for the following day on the hill where the League held a rally in support of Health Care Reform prior to individuals lobbying their congressman on this subject.
Issues for Emphasis suggested by National and adopted by the delegate body included Health Care, Early Intervention for Children at Risk, and Crisis in the Cities. Also passed as an additional issue for emphasis was Opening Government to Citizens. A concurrence with the Minneapolis study on Violence Prevention and the Illinois study on Early Intervention for Children at Risk, including Child Abuse, also carried and immediately became part of the League official program.
This year the issues for emphasis are interrelated and encompass a number of issues that cross over traditional League categories. Because of this, the method in which the issues for emphasis are presented and adopted are different than in previous years.
This year's convention also focused on coalition building, diversity, electronic linkups and increasing membership. Two new membership tools were introduced. The first, a new video incorporating both humor and facts, is an orientation to League history and procedures to be used with prospective and new members. We have ordered 4 of these videos and we will tie them into our membership drive. The second, a six-part packaged program explaining League operation, can be used as a refresher for current members and an explanation for new members.
The 1996 convention will be the end of our 75th Anniversary Celebration and will culminate in a special Women's Suffrage Anniversary Train from Washington, D.C. and St. Louis to the convention site in Chicago. Plan now for this historic and fun-filled event!
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