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This free seminar will give the history and context for the November vote on ConCon, and will be interactive with time for audience Q&A, which is actively encouraged. It is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Hawaii, the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs (HIPA), and the Richardson School of Law, all of whom are neutral on the question of the ConCon.

To plan for refreshments and because maximum capacity is 200, we ask that those who plan to attend call or email the League office at 531-7448 or voters@lwv-hawaii.com.

The program includes the following.

Aviam Soifer, Dean of the Richardson Law School at UH-Manoa, will moderate.

Anne Feder Lee, author of The Hawaii State Constitution, A Reference Guide, will provide an overview and history of Hawaii's Constitutional Conventions.

Guest speaker Robert F. Williams, a nationally renowned state constitutional law expert and Associate Director of the Center for State Constitutional Studies and Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers University will present a talk titled “State Constitutional Revision by Convention in Hawaii? National Perspectives on the Question.” He will discuss the basics and process of state constitutional revision, especially in Hawaii, in light of lessons drawn from the experience of other states.

A panel comprised of Anne Feder Lee, Richardson Law School Professor Jon Van Dyke, and law student Amy Trask will respond to Professor Williams.

The schedule is:

9 – 10:30 am Opening, Anne Feder Lee, Robert Williams

10:30 – 11 am Refreshment break

11 am - 12:30pm Q&A, panel of Responders, Q&A, closing comments

This seminar will be taped by ‘Ōlelo and subsequently shown on its public access cable station 49 on Oahu, and also distributed to the neighbor island public access stations.

Don't miss this excellent means to get informed. And please share this with others.

Jean Aoki

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