League at the Legislature|
Results of Consensus on Primary Elections
Bicentennial Scripts Available
Small Business Hawaii Joins Forces with LWV/Hawaii in Vacancy Study
Debates Conference Held (Sheila Gilbertson)
From the President (Anne Lee)
Action on Education (Libby Oshiyama & Marion Saunders)
Letts Resigns from Board
Hawai'i County LWV Adopts Positions on Makalawena... (Dorothy Doudna)
League at the Legislature
It was a busy legislative session; League members evaluated bills, helped draft legislation, wrote testimony, and worked with other groups interested in the same issues.
One of our goals was to make sure that the League was visible at the Legislature this year - and we think that we accomplished this. We sent letters to all legislators at the start of the session outlining our program for 1988. We sent them copies of our recent publication on reapportionment as well as other materials related to specific issues before them, and we followed up with testimony on a number of bills.
Another goal for this session was making sure that our, membership had the opportunity to get involved on some issues the State Board felt were priorities. In order to accomplish this, we sent all our members an Action Alert highlighting the areas of voter registration by mail, reapportionment, and bottle bills. We had positive feedback on the Action Alert, and we hope that many of you were able to get in touch with your legislators on these, or other, bills,.
We want to thank the many individuals and groups who submitted testimony supporting out positions: among them are Common Cause, Welcome Fawcett, Muriel Roberts, and the Lt. Governor's office. We apologize to anyone we may have left out, but hope you know that we appreciate your help.
Following are the issues we testified on and the members presenting, or preparing, testimony.
ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT
OPENNESS IN GOVERNMENT
LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
To find out how these bills fared, watch for our legislative wrapup in the next LEO HANA.
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