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Fall 1981

League at the Legislature
Call to Convention
High Sulfur Fuel: Another Story
Get a Piece of the Action
League Unveils JJ Position
Violence & Values Workship
It's a New Pub! [Countdown on Reapportionment]
Nuclear Education Project
Hey, You!

It's a New Pub!

The League of Women Voters has been closely associated with reapportionment and redistricting since the early 1960's. At that time, the League was one of the leaders of the movement to guarantee "one person, one vote." Today Leagues all over the country are still working to carry out that guarantee in the 1980's. Some are working to place redistricting in the hands of a commission; others are trying to reduce the size of state legislatures, studying multi-member districting, or looking at criteria and standards for effective representation.

The LWV/Hawaii has not studied reapportionment issues at the state level. However, because we feel members should be aware of the way our state handles reapportionment, as well as some of the issues involved, we have prepared the publication accompanying this Leo Hana -- Countdown on Reapportionment.

In addition, we are pursuing further one issue raised in the publication: the question of whether it is appropriate and/or constitutional to use registered voters as the population basis for congressional districts. We are conducting this inquiry under the aegis of our national position. Our research is under the direction of Anne Lee. If you would like to participate in this research, please call the state League office (531-7448).

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