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Can Hawaii Attain Food Security?
LWV and KITV Present Election Debate (Pearl Johnson)
Big Island Public Finance Campaign Trial (Beppie Shapiro)
Public Access Room: 20 Years of Great Service (JoAnn Maruoka)
Jean Aoki Addresses Hawaii County Meeting (Helen Hemmes)
Happy 90th Anniversary (Piilani Kaopuiki)
LWV-HI Banner Ad: 'Vote Openly on HB 444' (JoAnn Maruoka)
Forum on Supreme Court decision on Campaign Finance (JoAnn Maruoka)
Lessons Learned from Vote Count (Sue Irvine)
The 2010 Legislative Session (JoAnn Maruoka)
Big Island Report (Helen Hemmes)
We're Cleaning Out
Healthcare Bill (Joy Marshall)
Honolulu League Welcomes New Members
Weekly Obtains Rail Final EIS (Pearl Johnson)
Allow citizens to register and vote on same day (Les Ihara)
League Supports Governor's Rail Review (Charles Carole)
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Jean Aoki Addresses Hawaii County Meeting

The League of Women Voters of Hawaii County (LWVHC) celebrated the League of Women Voters 90th anniversary at its annual meeting in Honokaa, on April 10.

Jean Aoki, who joined the LWV of Honolulu in 1978, was guest speaker. A graduate of the UH College of Education, Ms. Aoki, a retired educator, has made major contributions to both the Honolulu and State Leagues over the years. She chaired a study of judicial independence in Hawaii and subsequently published a booklet distributed to legislators, judges, and organizations.

From 1992 to 2010, she has served as Legislative Liaison for League, concentrating on good government issues like ethics, campaign finance, open government, civil rights, and monitoring the legislative process. In 2008, she received the American Board of Trial Advocates-Hawai’i Ha’aheo Award.

Sue Irvine, vice president of the State League and past president of the LWVHC noted, “Jean Aoki has been ‘the voice’ of the League at the legislature, testifying concisely and clearly on the League’s position. When she speaks for the League, people listen.”

Ms. Aoki shared highlights of League history in Hawaii and her perspective on critical initiatives for the League to help.

Helen Hemmes

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