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Can Hawaii Attain Food Security?
LWV and KITV Present Election Debate (Pearl Johnson)
Big Island Public Finance Campaign Trial (Beppie Shapiro)
Public Access Room: 20 Years of Great Service (JoAnn Maruoka)
Jean Aoki Addresses Hawaii County Meeting (Helen Hemmes)
Happy 90th Anniversary (Piilani Kaopuiki)
LWV-HI Banner Ad: 'Vote Openly on HB 444' (JoAnn Maruoka)
Forum on Supreme Court decision on Campaign Finance (JoAnn Maruoka)
Lessons Learned from Vote Count (Sue Irvine)
The 2010 Legislative Session (JoAnn Maruoka)
Big Island Report (Helen Hemmes)
We're Cleaning Out
Healthcare Bill (Joy Marshall)
Honolulu League Welcomes New Members
Weekly Obtains Rail Final EIS (Pearl Johnson)
Allow citizens to register and vote on same day (Les Ihara)
League Supports Governor's Rail Review (Charles Carole)
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Happy 90th Anniversary

Happy 90 years to the League of Women Voters of the United States! The League was founded on Valentine’s Day in 1920 after Carrie Chapman Catt proposed a League of Women Voters to “finish the fight” (for women's rights). For over 60 years the League of Women Voters of Honolulu has been dedicated to improving the quality of government in Hawai`i.

On Thursday, March 24, 2010, Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona presented a State Proclamation signed by Governor Lingle and Aiona, declaring March 2010 as League of Women Voters Month in Hawai`i. Approximately 30 League members and friends gathered in the Governor's ceremonial office at the Hawai`i State Capitol to witness the auspicious occasion.

In a February 11, 2010, media release, Mary G. Wilson, national president of the League of Women Voters said, "More than 850 state and local Leagues across the country will celebrate this milestone birthday throughout 2010. But most importantly, we’ll be doing what we always do: discussing the important issues, challenging the status quo and demanding accountability. For the last 90 years, the League of Women Voters has left its footprint on American history, and our democracy is stronger for it,"

Mahalo to Elizabeth Reilly, LWV coordinator; Russ Saito, State Comptroller; Sue Miller, researcher and writer; and Scott Foster, media and press release; for organizing the Proclamation event.

Piilani Kaopuiki

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