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President's Message (Sue Irvine)
League First (Mary Anne Raywid)
League Leaves HI-Clean
Citizen Rights Top Priority List (Jean Aoki)
West Hawaii Activities (Marni Herkes)
Judicial Independence Forum Praised (Jean Aoki, Jaurene Judy & Jackie Parnell)
HCALG Update (Grace Furukawa)
Lunch 'n' Learn the Law
What's Wrong with this Picture? (Carol Bain & Jaurene Judy)
Letter from the Editor (Shannon Wood)
Catchy Slogan for the Next Election Campaign

President's Message

You'll find a new byline at the end of this message as Maile Bay and her family have left Hawaii for the Pacific Northwest. As the Vice-President of the League of Women Voters, I will do my best to "perform all the duties" of President until elections at our convention next spring.

I hope my residing in Hilo will enhance, rather than hinder, my ability to lead the League. Although I will miss Maile's keen mind and her extensive O'ahu connections, I wish her well on her continuing journey.

The State Board has also lost West Hawaii Co-President Marni Herkes who couldn't resist the lure of partisan politics. She's accepted a position with the Democratic Party and will be replaced by Second Vice-President David Holzman.

The elections are finally pau. The various Leagues did their part by staging forums statewide during the recent Presidential election. Many of us worked at polling places and counting centers. The overall consensus at the State Board meeting was that elections in Hawai'i went smoothly and votes were counted properly.

However, please note that Jean Aoki on behalf of the League wrote a Letter To The Editor stating that the LWV opposed widespread use of the Direct Recording Electronic machines. Those of us working as observers at elections have our doubts about the auditability of the machines as they are presently operated - namely, they audit themselves by recording data in three separate sites within their system.

KUDOS TO:

  • Kaua'i on a successful Ethics in Politics forum
  • Hawaii Clean Elections for being well-prepared for our next legislative session
  • The Education Committee for educating Board of Education candidates about ongoing issues.
  • The Judicial Independence Conference organizers.
  • Shannon Wood for agreeing to edit Ka Leo Hana. Want to help with production? Call us.
  • Josh Cooper for working tirelessly against violence & for peace and for staging ROCK THE VOTE concerts on Maui

Sue Irvine


League of Women Voters of Hawaii

President - Sue Irvine
Secretary - JoAnn Maruoka
Treasurer - Diana Cummings
Editor - Shannon Wood

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