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President's Message: Honolulu Needs the League of Women Voters (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
And a Good Time Was Had by All... (Arlene Ellis)
Board Cuts Down the Telephone Tree (Grace Furukawa)
TV Production Committee Formed
Fact Sheet on Violence and Lobbying Strategy Planned (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
New Member Orientation Planned for January, 1995
Honolulu Mayor Invited to Speak at Dec. Meeting
Conventional Wisdom Meets the State Data Book (Astrid Monson)
Hawaii Chosen for Cancer Screening Trial
Cancer Links, Water Resources Studied (Carol Kleppin)
Teamster Union Vote Count
League Principles Define Local League Action
Books to Ponder
League Produced Programs to Air on 'Olelo Channel
1994-95 Membership Directory Changes

Fact Sheet on Violence and Lobbying Strategy Planned

At its October meeting, the Human Resources committee made several important decisions. First, it will produce a fact sheet for members on different forms of violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault, firearms and gang violence. A series of talks by leaders from the community who are involved in these issues will also be scheduled.

Under the violence prevention position adopted at the national convention and the current state position on juvenile justice, the committee will participate in the Women's Legislative Coalition and find bills within the LWV position on which to lobby. The first coalition meeting will be held Nov. 16,1994.

After a review of the state position, the committee decided to suggest to the Honolulu Board that it recommend that the state study the current LWV position on the age for court waivers for juveniles. Currently, LWV supports waiver only for 16 and 17 year-olds.

(Note: On Dec. 3, 1994, Terrance Tom's House Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing to look at the philosophy of the justice system. Members interested in this subject are encouraged to attend.)

Committee chair Pamela Ferguson-Brey and president Suzanne Meisenzahl reported on a meeting with the vice president, projects coordinator, of the Junior League of Honolulu. Together they explored projects of mutual concern, including JL's Family Violence Prevention Program. Ferguson-Brey and Meisenzahl urged the JL representative to participate in the Women's Legislative Coalition.

Other members who attended the October meeting were Evelyn Bender, Cindee lance-Spencer, Pearl Chang Johnson, and Jean Aoki. The next committee meeting is scheduled for Nov. 30, 1994 at noon in the League office.

Suzanne Meisenzahl

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