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President's Message (Helen Hemmes)
Annual Meeting Highlights
Annual Meeting Minutes (Julie Mink)
Gambling (Abigail Laros)
The Sun Shines on County Lawmakers (Leilani Bronson-Crelly)
LWV Monitors Sunshine through the Years (Helen Hemmes & Sue Irvine)
LWVHC Attends State Convention
LWVHC Virtual Council
LWV of Hawaii County Treasurer's Report / Budget 2009-10 (Sue Irvine)

President's Message

Voter Access, Voter Education, and Sunshine in Government are the three worthy programs selected by the LWV-HC membership on April 25, 2009, for focus during the 2009-2010 year. We trust that the articles in this Newsletter help increase your understanding of the issues and the expertise available to us as a local League through our own membership.

Several of LWV-HC members were able to join with AAUW members on August 31 to hear Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono speak about the status of affordable health care legislation. She called on all of us to educate ourselves and then help educate the community on the issue. Please check out her website www.hirono.house.gov as a first step in voter education on the issue and then make a commitment to speak out as a citizen. Per League guidelines, any action or voice on behalf of the LWV needs Board approval. At the national level, the League recently released a statement urging Congress and the President “not to succumb to the bullying tactics of special interest groups and continue supporting the public option in H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choice Act of 2009.” It’s easy to take action by going to the web site www.lwv.org.

We value your support and participation in helping the LWV achieve its mission.

Sincerely, Helen Hemmes

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