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February 1995

President's Message (Jim Koshi)
Voter Service
Board Highlights
94 National Convention Report (Sue Irvine)
Why Don't We Vote?
United Nations
LWVHI Program, 1993-1995
Health Care Reform (Elizabeth Adams)
Politics in '94
Population - A Problem Everywhere
Law of the Sea
Cable Access
Recycling in Hawaii
Global Warming
Writing a Congressperson
Citizen's Guide to National Voter Registration
75th Anniversary

Voter Service

AD Watch is the name given the LWV of Honolulu and Channel 9 project. A core of members tape TV ads and read the papers, then join to critique the focus, the issue (or lack), the focus on specific problems and the posed solutions, and other areas. Their conclusions are sent to the station which presents the league's analysis. As noted in the August) September Voter, the goal is to encourage the involvement of people in making intelligent choices on election day. The league hopes that the ads "will clearly tell the voters where they stand on the issues and finally, enumerat[e] solutions to the problems addressed."

In Hilo, the league had a successful candidate forum with state representative candidates and has scheduled one for October 29 with candidates for East Hawaii County Council candidates. Both forums were/will be videoed and shown on the island's public access channel.

Special recognition should be given to Sue Irvine for sending the invitations and formulating the questions, to Jherrie Rhubiyat, as president, who opened the forums, and to Genny Aste who served as moderator.

The Hilo members are monitoring the proposed spaceport from an environmental perspective.

Kona has registered more than 150 persons during their voter service campaign.

Members on Kaua'i have been active with voter service projects, too. For three weekends, and during the community college student registration period, prior to the primary registration deadline, league members registered voters at Kukui Grove and KCC.

The Kaua'i league has prepared a video voter guide which will be shown over Ho'ike, the public access channel, before the primary, and they are working with the Garden Island, the local newspaper, to print candidate responses to league posed questions.

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