1996 LWVUS Convention Action (Jean Aoki, Suzanne Meisenzahl & Jackie Parnell)|
President's Message (Astrid Monson)
Convention Activities (Jean Aoki, Suzanne Meisenzahl & Jackie Parnell)
Growth or Sustainability (Astrid Monson)
Candidates in Focus
Hawaiian Sovereignty Vote Count (Arlene Ellis)
League Testifies on City Camping Facilities
Orientation Meeting (Grace Furukawa)
Court Monitoring Project
Leaguer Elected to Serve on Violence Prevention Board
Leaguer Cindy Spencer "Expert Witness"
We usually blame voter alienation as the main cause of non-participation in voting on the part of citizens. "This doesn't really explain why people don't vote," according to a presentation by the Mellman Group and Wirthlin Worldwide at the Tuesday Luncheon at the League Convention in Chicago. "Voters and non-voters are equally alienated."
The speaker listed age, race, income and geography as factors that determine participation or non-participation. For example, people who are younger are less likely to vote.
As we launch our drive to encourage voter turnout, we might be aided by these observations:
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