League Looks toward 1989 Legislative Session
From the President (Anne Lee)
Mary Anne Raywid Coming in January
New LWVUS Agriculture Position
People's Water Conference #5 - Economics of Water
Constitutional Amendment Ballot #4: EEZ and HCZM (Kiyoko Nitz)
What about Timing Election Results? (Debbie Kimball)
From the President
I knew we were right when I heard that the League pulled out of sponsoring the second presidential debate. But like many of you, I wondered what non-Leaguers would think.
And then Pat Shutt, National Board member, was kind enough to share with me news clippings from around the country. I wish you could see the wonderful editorials from every part of the nation, for as I went through this 2-inch thick pile, my wondering ceased. Although there were a few cranky comments, the League received tremendous support. Here are just a few typical. statements:
As I read newsletters from other state leagues, it becomes clear that in spite of hard work, many of us ended up having to cancel televised debates for state and local races. Our First Congressional debate was cancelled when Mayor Fasi refused all TV debates. But fortunately, Honolulu's democratic mayoral primary TV debate, Kaua'i's Democratic mayoral primary TV debate, and forums on Kaua'i and the Big Island were successful.
I do want to thank everyone who was involved in our statewide election activities: from voter registration and sending materials to our high schools and colleges, to working on debates. Once again we can be proud of our efforts.