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President's Message: League Lobbies Legislature (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
League Action at the Legislature (Jean Aoki)
Violence Prevention and Education Bill Dies (Pamela Ferguson-Brey & Martha Ross)
Convention Delegates Sought
Restructuring Committee Put on Hold (Jean Aoki)
Letters: Queen's Beach (Jean Aoki & Astrid Monson)
League Reviews Oahu Regional Transportation Plan (Arlene Ellis)
Action Alert
Vote Count Volunteers Needed (Arlene Ellis)

Action Alert

The 104th Congress has declared war on federal laws and regulations. As part of its Contract with America, the House of Representatives moved quickly to pass anti-regulatory legislation in late February. The Senate will debate and vote on several key bills soon after it returns from its spring recess (April 8-24). It is critical that senators hear from citizens concerned about this rush to dismantle the regulatory system.

The League of Women Voters has long supported efforts to assure that government provides opportunities for citizen participation in government decision-making, promotes the conservation and wise management of natural resources in the public interest and protects the well-being of our citizens, particularly children. We be-lieve that the underlying premise of this anti-regulatory move, that regulations should be based solely on the basis of their cost to the private and public sectors, is fundamentally wrong. It is essential that the benefits to the American people, such as health and safety, be an integral and paramount part of the regulatory process.

What You Can Do

  1. It is not too late to call and write your senators and urge them to oppose S343, S291, S605 and other anti-regulatory legislation.

  2. Contact the local media. The press has not paid enough attention to this issue.

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