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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

League Principles Define Local League Action

These principles are "concepts of government" to which the League subscribes. They serve two functions: as authorization for adoption of national, state and local program, and as a basis for taking action at the national, state and local levels. Action should be taken in conjunction with present League positions to which they apply and on which member agreement and understanding are known to exist.

§ The League of Women Voters believes in representative government and in the individual liberties established in the Constitution of the United States.

§ The League of Women Voters believes that democratic government depends upon the informed and active participation of its citizens and requires that governmental bodies protect the citizen's right to know by giving adequate notice of proposed actions, holding open meetings and making public records accessible.

§ The League of Women Voters believes that every citizen should be protected in the right to vote; that every person should have access to free public education that provides equal opportunity for all; and that no person or group should suffer legal, economic or administrative discrimination.

§ The League of Women Voters believes that efficient and economical government requires competent personnel, the clear assignment of responsibility, adequate financing and coordination among the different agencies and levels of government.

§ The League of Women Voters believes that responsible government should be responsive to the will of the people; that government should maintain an equitable and flexible system of taxation, promote the conservation and development of natural resources in the public interest, share in the solution of economic and social problems that affect the general welfare, promote a sound economy and adopt domestic policies that facilitate the solution of international problems.

§ The League of Women Voters believes that cooperation with other nations is essential in the search for solutions to world problems, and that the development of international organization and international law is imperative in the promotion of world peace.


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