President's Message (Sue Irvine)|
State Convention on April 28 (JoAnn Maruoka)
Sunshine Week 2007: March 11-17 (Carol Bain)
League Stand on Education Bills (Mary Anne Raywid)
Candidates for 2007 State Board
At the Legislature (Jean Aoki)
LWV-Hawaii Budget 2007-2008 (Jackie Parnell)
DC Voting Rights Fact Sheet
Chapter Reports - Hawaii (Marianna Scheffer)
Chapter Reports - Honolulu (Piilani Kaopuiki)
Chapter Reports - Kauai (Carol Bain)
Hawaii Coalition against Legalized Gambling (Grace Furukawa)
Hawaii Coalition against Legalized Gambling
The Coalition readied ourselves for the usual gambling bills submitted in every session, largely by Representative Joe Souki. In addition we visited all the new and important legislators, and as many of the others as we could manage, introducing them to our organization and giving them a packet of material.
On a new twist, we urged the passage of one bill (in contrast to our usual stance, which is opposition). This bill clarifies the definition of gambling to make clear that the pull-tab sweepstakes machines in many bars and some restaurants IS GAMBLING. These bills are S.B. 22 and H.B.1836. Hopefully we will pass it.
The organization (HCALG) is looking for more Board members. I will soon be retiring from the Board and we would like a League member to be on the HCALG Board, representing our organization. Anyone who knows of someone interested, please let me know.
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