President's Message (Sue Irvine)
Maui Will Get Out the Vote (Joshua Cooper & Tamara Horcajo)
Healthcare Task Force Members
Kauai Studies Transportation (Carol Bain)
Informal Discussions Resume
Honolulu League Takes Up Housing (Jackie Parnell)
Task Force Plans Healthcare for All (Jean Aoki)
Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling (HCALG) (Grace Furukawa)
New Board of the League of Women Voters of Hawaii
Secrecy Is on the Rise (Carol Bain)
Sex Offender Web Site (Jaurene Judy)
Still Working for Clean Elections (Grace Furukawa)
Revised Position on Initiative and Referendum
From Grumble to Rumble: The Silver Legislature
Still Working for Clean Elections
Throughout the summer both Hawaii Clean Elections and the Hawaii Elections Project have been enlarging their Boards. In addition both have been working on obtaining grants, and also on finding the employees and contractors needed for the following year. These include community organizers for all islands, student organizers for all campuses, lobbyists, etc. Activity for the Fall, which will continue throughout the legislative year, will focus on house parties in as many districts as possible. We will be requesting as many of the League members as can do so to host these parties. Their purpose is to expand contacts with friends and to be prepared to contact legislators.
Hawaii Elections Project (HEP) is currently planning to bring Maine's Jonathan Wayne to Hawaii to talk to Campaign Spending Commissioners, with Bob Watada present. He is Bob's counterpart in Maine and is prepared to discuss questions the Commissioners may have, get them excited about public funding, and counter Watada's arguments.
In addition, the Hawaii Elections Project has joined the "Give Aloha" program at Foodland, where contributions will be increased by the Foodland and Sack and Save Foundations during the month of September. Funding is important from the community and we would appreciate any of your contributions.