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President's Message for Spring
Come to the Biennial Convention May 30!
Public Funding of Election Campaigns (Kory Payne)
Bills Relating to Health Care (Joy Marshall & Suzanne Meisenzahl)
Election Day Registration (Jean Aoki)
Housing (Jackie Parnell)
Major Challenges for 2010 Elections (Jean Aoki)
Civil Unions (Jean Aoki)
My Favorite Testimony
Proposed Budget June 1, 2009 - May 31, 2010 (Susan Miller)
Voting Rights, Incarcerated Persons (Jean Aoki)
Withrdawals and Nominations (Jean Aoki)
Corporate Donations (Jean Aoki)
Mahalo to All the Contributors to Our Big Non-Event!
Campaign to Stop Legalized Gambling Successful (Grace Furukawa & Pearl Johnson)
Local Legue Reports - Honolulu (Piilani Kaopuiki)
Local League Reports - Hawaii (Leilani Bronson-Crelly & Susan Dursin)
Local League Reports - Kauai

Voting Rights, Incarcerated Persons

SB 619, SD2 would allow incarcerated persons who were Hawaii residents at the time of their arrest and who have no more than two years left before release from imprisonment, to vote by absentee ballot in Hawaii's elections.

Some Leaguers do not support this measure and wonder if State or National League has adopted a related position. The question is whether LWV’s overall position that all citizens have the right to vote should be interpreted to give prisoners who have not lost their citizenship the right to vote.  Of course, this bill restores the right to vote only in the last two years of a prisoner's sentence, but it is a start. If you know of anything related to this please call the office and leave us a message so we can follow up.

Jean Aoki

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