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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
Membership
Latest National League Publications
Program Planning Meeting

President's Message

Now that the elections are over, we can all give thanks that we survived. League's normal busy schedule has been frenetic since July. Here is what has been going on:

  1. Candidates in Focus, primary and general elections, scheduling all candidates for 9 minute taped statements on 'Olelo. (7/15 - 7/29; 9/30 - 10/11; 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.)

  2. Hawaiian Sovereignty election, monitoring ballots and preparing them for machine counting. (8/16, 17, 19, 23 and 24, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.)

  3. Drive-through Voter Registration, primary and general elections (8/20 - 22; 10/4 & 7; 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily.)

  4. Domestic Violence Court Monitoring project and preparation of Report (March - August). Presentation at Membership meeting (9/14).

  5. Mayoral and Prosecutors' Debates. Organization, press releases, job assignments, questions, etc. (Oct. 16 & Oct. 22).

  6. Con Con study and report. Interviewing, developing position, writing report, xeroxing, distribution at shopping malls (1½ years).

  7. Exit polling at 13 precincts (11/5, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

In the May 1996 Aloha Voter I raised the question "Can Honolulu League Survive?" I was worried that many of our officers, committee heads and others in leadership positions were getting older and tireder, and that we needed to have fresh, new faces to take over. The months since have done much to answer that question.

The 26 Leaguers who participated in all the activities mentioned above – all these, and others, proved once and for all that Honolulu League is very much alive and in good health. In fact, some took part in more than one of these programs, and lived to see another day.

Astrid Monson

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