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President's Message (Jacqueline Kido)
Call to Council
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Legislative Report
Education Update
Education Committee Meeting
LWV-Hawaii Proposed Budget 1996-1997
Viewpoint on Water (Martha Black)
League of Women Voters
Honolulu League Annual Meeting
In the News

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters was formed in 1920 on the heels of the suffragette movement. The founders wanted the newly won vote to be an intelligent one. They formed the league with the concept that the organization would be structured as our government is: on local, state, and federal levels. Thus leagues study, reach consensus, and act on issues at the level of government where the issues are politically decided.

Current LWVHI programs cover those issues which are addressed by our state legislature and are administered by the governor and appropriate departments and agencies. These are: education, health, energy, solid waste, campaign finance, initiative and referendum, legislative reform, state constitution, election laws and procedures, vacancy in public office, leasehold reform, and juvenile justice. As do all leagues, LWVHI adopts priority lists for action. Thus, while some of the aforementioned issues may be less visible sometimes than they are at another times, they are nonetheless "on the books" for action.

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