Voter Service Projects Keep League Busy
The League has been busy in anticipation of the forthcoming elections. Here is a summary of our activities, some of which are described in greater detail elsewhere in this issue
of Ka Leo Hana. So far we have:
- Arranged a highly successful Forum for City Council District III candidates, at the request of PohaiNani Senior Residence, on their premises on Saturday September 7, 2002, 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Linda Colburn moderator. The neighboring community was also invited.
- Co-sponsored a Board of Education Candidates Forum with the AAUW. The Forum was held at AAUW headquarters on Monday, September 16, 7 - 9 PM. Mary Anne Raywid moderator.
- Assisted Olelo Community TV with the "Candidates in Focus" program. All candidates were invited to speak for 9 minutes and League assisted with scheduling and walking the candidates through the process. 100 candidates were involved during a period of three weeks.
- Prepared questions for candidate debates on Olelo Community TV Channel 54, as well as helped select the most contested and interesting races to be involved. Bob Rees is moderating. The series began on Tuesday September 3rd, live, 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
- In conjunction with the new Maui League group, sent out letters to candidates inviting them to participate in League's D-Net program on our web site.
- On request, provided a moderator and some questions for a forum for all candidates running from the Manoa District at the Manoa Neighborhood Board special meeting on Wednesday September 11th.
- Compiled a Voter's Guide featuring all the candidates running from all the Districts for City Council on Oahu. These were included in the last Aloha Voter for members and will be sent and distributed to all who request it.
- deputy registrars. To date, voters have been registered at Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu Community College, Pohai Nani Senior Residence, and at T.I.G. Insurance Company at their request. Dorothy Cornell and Maila Schwartz represented the League, registering voters at the University of Hawaii's "Rock the Vote" project on campus September 9th.