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President's Message (Sue Irvine)
Maui Will Get Out the Vote (Joshua Cooper & Tamara Horcajo)
Healthcare Task Force Members
Kauai Studies Transportation (Carol Bain)
Informal Discussions Resume
Honolulu League Takes Up Housing (Jackie Parnell)
Task Force Plans Healthcare for All (Jean Aoki)
Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling (HCALG) (Grace Furukawa)
New Board of the League of Women Voters of Hawaii
Secrecy Is on the Rise (Carol Bain)
Sex Offender Web Site (Jaurene Judy)
Still Working for Clean Elections (Grace Furukawa)
Revised Position on Initiative and Referendum
From Grumble to Rumble: The Silver Legislature

Honolulu League Takes Up Housing

The Honolulu League adopted a motion requesting that the State League join the Affordable Housing and Homeless Alliance, a coalition of organizations and concerned individuals seeking to end homelessness and to assist people in maintaining their housing. The Alliance works with both tenant groups to organize and inform them of their rights, and with management companies and landlords to ensure that they are pursuing fait housing practices.

The chapter also sent a letter to Mayor Hannemann requesting that the City Asset Management Review Team include development of affordable shelter as one of their criteria for evaluating "best value and use" of city-owned property.

Opposing regressive tax
A letter was also sent to the Honolulu City Council opposing an increase in the excise tax as regressive taxation that would be most injurious to people on low and fixed incomes.

The Honolulu League is monitoring the city's Charter Commission, hoping it will strengthen the powers of the Ethics Commission.

Jackie Parnell

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