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Winter 2003

President's Message (Maile Bay)
To All Leaguers
Proposed Positions for Adoption through Concurrence
On Election of Judges
Elections Office: The Newest & Final (Jean Aoki)
LWV-US Files Amicus Brief
Judicial Independence: Educating Citizens to Protect Equal Justice... (Nancy Connors)
LWV-US Ed Fund Grant
Ugly Side of Redistricting (Jean Aoki)
Practicum on the Hawaii Legislative Process (Grace Furukawa)

"Practicum on the Hawaii Legislative Process"

For potential Lobbyists – State or City

Co-Sponsors: University of Hawaii Outreach College and Hawaii Pro Democracy Initiative

Non-Credit Course (10 sessions)

Instructor: Ian Lind (with guest lecturers)

Ian Lind has an MA in political Science from UH Manoa, is an investigative writer with broad background in Hawaii politics, and is a former Executive Director of Common Cause Hawaii and Chair of the Honolulu Community-Media Council.

Class Dates: selected Tuesdays 9:30 to 10:30 am

December 8 January 12 & 26 February 9 & 23 March 8 & 29 April 12 & 26 May 10

Location: first session held at UH-downtown, Pioneer Plaza (lower level) 900 Fort Street Mall.
Other sessions to be held in or near the State Capitol building.

Tuition: $125.00

Curriculum: Participants will learn all aspects of the legislative process, including practical experience in tracking bills, conducting research, writing and submitting testimony, public advocacy and lobbying legislators.

THIS WILL BE A VERY PRACTICAL COURSE IN CIVICS AND WILL ORIENT AND GIVE EXPERIENCE TO ANY MEMBER INTERESTED IN THE WAY LEAGUE PURSUES ITS GOALS BY LOBBYING AT THE CITY OR STATE LEVEL FOR ITS POSITIONS. NO ONE IS OBLIGATED TO LOBBY, IF LEARNING IS YOUR SOLE GOAL.

IF INTERESTED, CONTACT THE LEAGUE OFFICE AT 531-7448 (Grace Furukawa) AND FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO YOU.

Grace Furukawa

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