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President's Message (Maile Bay)
Lunch & Learn the Law
National Action Alert - Voting Rights for D.C. Citizens
Domestic Violence: Dual Arrest (Suzanne Meisenzahl)
Initiative & Referendum Study (Marian Wilkins)
Environment (Maile Bay)
Education (Mary Anne Raywid)
Campaign Finance (Laure Dillon)
Legislative Committee (Jean Aoki)
Nominating Committee
Two New Studies
League Local News - Honolulu (Pearl Johnson)
League Local News - Hawaii County (Marian Wilkins)
League Local News - Kauai (Carol Bain)

Campaign Finance

Many worked the past two legislative sessions for a pilot project for public funding in the 2002 Honolulu City Council election (HB 169). The reform was consistently blocked. Once again the public will be denied the possibility of testing this alternative that affirms the right of all citizens to equal and meaningful participation in the democratic process.

The Hawai'i Clean Elections coalition, with League's input and support, will be reviewing its options for the 2002 legislative session. Along with Hawaii Elections Project (HEP) we will be looking into the campaign contributions of selected legislators and noting their voting records. During the 2002 elections it is important that the public see the connection between contributions and voting. The education of legislators and the public for the need for public funding is a constant effort, and the search for funding of both HI.CLEAN and HEP is essential.

Mahalo for everyone's interest and support.

Laure Dillon

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