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President's Message (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
Astrid Monson Recipient of Achievement Award (Jackie Parnell)
Candidates in Focus (Jean Aoki)
Makakilo Candidates' Forum
In Memoriam
OCCC Voter Registration
Ad Watch (Arlene Ellis)
Education: A U.S. Gold Medal in Math
Education Committee Meets (Marion Saunders)
New Member Orientation Video
New National League Publications
Time for Women, A
Hawaii Lawyers Care Receives Grant
Letter to the Editor (Carol Odo)

President's Message

Throughout our history the League has worked to improve citizen participation in government. From our education programs such as the National Voter Registration Act, to the sponsoring of political debates, to publications such as Tell It To Washington: a Guide for Citizen Action, the League has diligently worked to make our government accessible to all citizens. We are proud of our record of nonpartisan activity.

"This election year is no exception. The League has teamed up with KGMB for "Ad Watch." The League is reviewing print and TV ads of the gubernatorial and mayoral candidates, measuring for fact and relevance to the office sought. Weekly reports are shown weeknights on Channel-9 6:00 PM News. On the week of July 25th the Ad Watch was shown on Wednesday and Thursday nights. All candidates are subject to the same criteria and every Friday afternoon you'll find Leaguers videotaping, clipping, discussing and seeking consensus. Come and join the excitement.

"Candidates in Focus," our project with 'Olelo is underway. We have 15 volunteers working on this project, two a day for a 17-day period. Leaguers host the candidates through the process of taping a 9 minute free air spot to be shown the last two weeks in August. This project will be on again in October prior to the general election.

Once again the League will register prison inmates awaiting trial at OCCC. We registered inmates before the general elections last year. Thanks to the League of Women Voters it was the first year that inmates were allowed to register.

The League has been asked to moderate a forum for the City Council candidates on September 1 at the Makakilo Community Association.

Soon available will be the Voter Guide to the 1994 elections with information on a range of issues critical to women and their families. This is a joint project of the League of Women Voters of Hawaii as well as Planned Parenthood, Hawaii Women Lawyers, ACLU and the Hawaii Women's Legal Foundation. We are receiving the usual telephone calls fielding questions form citizens about issues, candidates, registration and voting places.

Suzanne Meisenzahl

"Webster, Worcester and Bouvier all define a citizen to be a person in the United States, entitled to vote and hold office. The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons?"

Susan B. Anthony,
November, 1872

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