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President's Message (Sue Irvine)
State Convention on April 28 (JoAnn Maruoka)
Sunshine Week 2007: March 11-17 (Carol Bain)
League Stand on Education Bills (Mary Anne Raywid)
Candidates for 2007 State Board
At the Legislature (Jean Aoki)
LWV-Hawaii Budget 2007-2008 (Jackie Parnell)
DC Voting Rights Fact Sheet
Chapter Reports - Hawaii (Marianna Scheffer)
Chapter Reports - Honolulu (Piilani Kaopuiki)
Chapter Reports - Kauai (Carol Bain)
Hawaii Coalition against Legalized Gambling (Grace Furukawa)

Hawaii Coalition against Legalized Gambling

The Coalition readied ourselves for the usual gambling bills submitted in every session, largely  by Representative Joe Souki.  In addition we visited all the new  and important legislators, and as many  of  the others as we could manage, introducing them to  our organization and giving them a packet of  material.

On a new twist, we urged the passage  of one  bill (in contrast to our usual  stance, which is opposition).  This bill  clarifies the definition of gambling  to make clear that the  pull-tab sweepstakes machines in many  bars and some restaurants IS  GAMBLING.  These bills are S.B. 22 and H.B.1836. Hopefully we will pass  it.

The organization (HCALG) is looking for more Board members.  I will soon be retiring from the Board and we would like a League member to  be  on the HCALG Board, representing  our organization.  Anyone who  knows of someone interested, please let me know.

Grace Furukawa

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