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Face to Face - Debate '96
President's Message (Astrid Monson)
Ambitious Goal Set
Code of Fair Campaign Practices
Kudos to League Volunteers in Election '96 (Arlene Ellis)
Election Day Exit Poll Volunteers
1996 Joint Military Women's Conference
Public Administration Program
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Program Planning Meeting

Kudos to League Volunteers in Election '96

Although the Mayoral and Prosecutor's Debates may have been the most visible League activities to the community at large this election year – there were many other projects that deserve special mention.

"Candidates In Focus" which enabled all candidates in the Primary and General Elections to take advantage of 9 minutes each on public access TV, free of charge, was a success due to the unstinting services of League volunteers engaged in all aspects of the project including scheduling, workshops, hosting and guidance.

The State's "Wiki Wiki Drive Thru Registration" program – unique to Hawaii – gave procrastinating registrants and other eligible voters the opportunity to beat the deadline in both the Primary and the General elections. Once again League volunteers came through, giving enormous numbers of hours under grueling physical conditions to make this program possible.

15 Leaguers spent four days, 10 hours each, to process the Native Hawaiian Voter". Though not a part of the State Elections, we include this mention in the over-all election process.

The League was represented at the meeting of the YW Federation of the YWCA breakfast meeting discussing the issues important to Hawaii and the nation, and the Leagues part in bringing these issues before the electorate.

League was also represented on a panel discussion on "How To Make A Difference In Your Community", at the "Youth Summit `96" sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Young Democrats of Hawaii. Geared to young people between the age of 15 and 35, it gave them the opportunity to learn about how to get involved in the political processes of the County and the State and how to effect changes in the community. Others on the panel included Larry Meacham, Executive director of Common Cause; Scotty Bowman, Government Affairs Officer of OHA; Sam Aiona, candidate for the State House; and City Councilmember Donna Mercado Kim.

League spearheaded the Exit Polling drive in Hawaii for the Voter News Service to disseminate to NBC, CBS, CNN and others nationally.

Also, the League discussed the role of the media in this election period at the Military Wives Conference.

Finally, after a year's intensive study, League reached a consensus on whether there should be a Con Con in 1998. The position paper against the question was distributed personally and by mail to all the Libraries in the state, to over 200 organizations including all the Neighborhood Board Chairs, and volunteers spent two days at Ward Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Kahala Mall and the Pearl City Shopping Center, giving position papers to registered voters.

We are proud to list the names of all those who gave so freely of their time and effort in the service of League and the welfare of our State.

CLARA AHN
ELIZABETH ADAMS
CHRISTINE ANDREWS
JEAN AOKI
MARY ARACE
DUKE BAINUM
EVELYN BENDER
MARTHA BLACK
LANI BRANDT
DOROTHY BREMNER
HELEN CHAPIN
PAMELA CHRISTOFFEL
IRENE COOGAN
HOWARD CRISS
ANNE MARIE DUCA
ARLENE ELLIS
VIRGINIA FINE
PAMELA FERGUSON-BREY
EVANGELINE FUNK
LOWELL FUNK
GRACE FURUKAWA
CAROLYN GOLOJUCH
BETTY GOODWIN
JOANNE GREEN
HELEN GRIFFIN
BERNICE HAYASHIDA
LUREE HAYS
MARIJANE HOLMES-CARLOS
CYNTHIA IANNCE-SPENCER
LES IHARA, JR.
PEARL JOHNSON
ZOYA KAUPE,
YVONNE KEARNS
ANNIE KIM
JEAN KING
CAROL KLEPPIN
CONNIE KNEBEL
AH JOOK KU
JEAN KO
SUMIYE KONOSHIMA
JAMES KOSHI
ANNE LEE
ANNELLE LEE
SYLVIA LEVY
KAY LINN
JOYCE LOO
ROBIN LOOMIS
NANCY MARKER
JANET MASON
LYNNE MATUSOU
LARRY MEACHAM
SUZANNE MEISENZAHL
LOLA MENCH
LISA MITCHELL
ASTRID MONSON
EVE MORAWSKI
PENNY MUEH
NADINE ONODERA
JACKIE PARNELL
MARTHA ROSS
INA PERCIVAL
MARION SAUNDERS
EDNA SHOUP
JONA SING
MALIA SCHWARTZ
BETTY SMITH
JUDITH STITLEY
MARY FRANCES SUTPHEN
BETSY TAN
ANN TODD
CHIYE WENKAM
MARIAN WESTLEY
SIDNEY WESTLEY
CAROL, WHITESELL
MARJORIE WILKENS

Arlene Ellis
Voter Service Chair

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