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State Council to be held August 14, 2010
Focus for Council - LWV-HI Goals and Objectives (Sue Irvine)
Legalized Gambling: A State or County Issue? (Sue Dursin)
League of Women Voters of Hawaii Goals and Objectives
Hawaii State Ethics Commission Courts Unwelcome Attention (Jean Aoki)
Phoenix Rail System Cuts Back on Service (Honolulu News) (Pearl Johnson)
Local Leader & League Member Recognized by Foundation
Applauding LWV-US for Another Successful Convention
National LWV Elects New President
Agriculture Group Will Focus on Regulations
LWV-Hawaii Proposed Budget 2010-2011
LWV of Honolulu Ed Fund Seeks Nominees (Robin Loomis)
Mahalo Honolulu Contributors
We're Cleaning Out

League of Women Voters of Hawaii Goals and Objectives

  1. Increase public participation in government
    1. Increase voter registration and turnout
      1. Distribute voter registration forms with drivers’ licenses
      2. Expand “get-out-the-vote” campaigns: PSAs, Poster contests for high school students with prizes
    2. Investigate ways to increase voter awareness & knowledge of important issues
    3. Support and study government behavior and process
    4. Use technology to bring government to the public
      1. Eliminate need for password on web site
      2. Put community calendar on web site
      3. Put testimony on web site
      4. Increase number of hyperlinks on web site
    5. Support initiative and referendum at the state level
    6. Increase cooperation with other organizations with similar goals (Media Council, Sierra Club, etc.)
    7. Increase use of national and local education funds, other grants
  2. Increase League Membership
    1. Recruit newly retired – work with company counseling
    2. Contact new arrivals – LWV welcome wagon
    3. Be visible! 
      1. Work on magnet issues 
      2. Be known as relevant and effective
      3. Present testimony
      4. Write letters to the editor, op-ed pieces
    4. Create junior arm of League
    5. Reach students through speakers on issues; invite them to participate in action
    6. Have active Membership Chairs in each League
    7. Increase diversity, e.g. recruit men, different age groups
  3. Plan for Future Leadership
    1. Develop succession plans for each League
    2. Make sure each committee has at least three members
    3. Make sure there is a dedicated chair for any new study

    From 2006 Council

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