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Second Call to Convention
Proposed Program - 1969-70
President's Message (Marguerite Simson)
Consensus Report - Campaign Finance - February 1969 (Sue Cowing)
Legislative Committee Report (Alice Scott)
State League Nominees 1969-71: Who Are They? (Sue Thorndike)
We Have An Office!!!
League Notes
Aloha Kauai - New Group Joining State League

Proposed Program - 1969-70

The State Board recommends the following single list program for the coming two years:

"Know Your Schools" survey

State Planning: A preliminary study of environment and how to control it

Election Laws:

a) Support of specific provisions which promote voter participation

b) Continued study of campaign practices with support for a strengthened campaign finance law

Ethics: Support of a state code of ethics, administered by a board of ethics, covering all elected and appointed state officials, consisting of broad principles designed to protect and inform the public and the public servant and to provide fair and equal treatment to all.

The State Board received, but does not recommend, the following proposals:

Non-Recommended study items:

A study of the state budget and tax structure

A survey of health and welfare facilities in the state A study of consumer education and protection

A study of the closed primary

Non-Recommended continuing responsibilities:

Election Laws: Support of specific provisions which promote voter participation

Ethics: Support of a state code of ethics, administered by a board of ethics, covering all elected and appointed state officials, consisting of broad principles designed to protect and inform the public and the public servant and to provide fair and equal treatment to all.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

"Know Your Schools" Survey:

State Board members felt they had no alternative to placing this item first on the recommended program. It was first choice with many units and ranked high on all other suggested-program lists.

Hawaii is unique in this country in its completely state-controlled school system--entirely without local school boards. League members want to know more about the operation of this system: Functions of the Board of Education, Advisory Councils, Department of Education; state and federal funds and how controlled; differences, if any, between urban and rural schools; all the other facets of this centrally-controlled system. This strictly informative survey should lead into future emphasis in a particular field, possibly combining State position with National LWV Development of Human Resources program.

State Planning: A preliminary study of environment and how to control it.

This study placed on all unit lists and ranked high on most. Leagues have studied water pollution and abatement already under National agenda. Air Pollution is a growing problem on Oahu and may become so on other Islands as cars, planes and population increase. Land management and conservation, development of natural resources are subjects of growing interest. Is the state dealing with these problems? How? Can we help?

Election Laws and Campaign Practices:

Ethics: Several years' study of these two items has resulted in consensus and most productive action in many areas. With continued support where we have consensus, do we continue study toward more action?

Non-Recommended study items: These may be submitted on the convention floor for consideration on receipt of a majority vote. To be adopted as part of State program a non-recommended item must receive a three-fifths vote.

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