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Fall 2000

First Quarter Edition 2000

Proposed Constitutional Amendments
President's Message (Maile Bay)
Hawaii Elections Project (HEP) Has a New Executive Director
League's DV Studies Makes Headlines
Lighting the Candles to Peace
Millenium Anniversary to Remember (Anne Stokely)
On the Home Front (Honolulu)
On the Home Front - Big Island
On the Home Front - Kauai
Constitutional Amendment to Eliminate Unfair Provision
National Coalition Launches Campaign
Membership Directory

National Coalition Launches Campaign

To get more information on how our local stations profit from the use of the airwaves that really belong to all of us, log on to: which has been launched by the Alliance for Better Campaigns and a national coalition including The League of Women Voters to let citizens know how much their local stations profiteer on democracy and how little air time they devote to candidates discussing issues.

The nationwide grassroots effort calls on citizens to demand that the national networks and local stations air at least five minutes a night of candidate discourse in the month before Election Day, as recommended by a White House panel co-chaired by CBS President Leslie Moonves.

According to John McCain, the industry not only profiteers on big money politics, but also fights efforts to reform campaign finance laws. A recent Center for Public Integrity report found that the media industry has spent $111.3 million lobbying Congress since 1996 -- in part to block campaign finance reform bills that include free candidate air time.

The website,, will tell you how much in revenues our stations are pulling in from political ads, and which ones are committing at least 5 minutes per day during the month before the election to air political discussions.

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