Peter's Principles (Peter Herman)|
Transformation? CETA to JTPA (Muriel Roberts)
Reapportionment Update (Peter Herman)
What is the Ed Fund? (Carol Whitesell)
Statehood Project Approved (Anne Lee)
Legislative Workship Success
What Does the Future Hold for League? (Carol Whitesell)
It is vitally important to keep the League's name before the public. First, we must educate the public about League positions and get them to advocate for the same causes. Second, we need to increase League visibility and attract new members and contributions.
One of our best opportunities to accomplish the above are the "viewpoints" aired at no cost to us on Honolulu radio station KHVH. The State and Honolulu Leagues alternate by taping two viewpoints every two weeks. Each viewpoint runs about 100 seconds and they are aired several times daily. Other groups share viewpoint time with the League so our "editorials" in toto get aired perhaps once daily.
One hundred seconds is a long time to talk on one subject, even for me: I know since I tape the viewpoints for us. You have got to read them in a lively manner or else you will put the listeners into a coma.
How do I write the viewpoints? The easiest way is to get another Leaguer to do it and then I just edit and mouth the words. State Board members Anne Lee and Muriel Roberts have written viewpoints for me or "Celebrating Statehood" and support of "ERA". Another easy way is to edit excellent League materials; I've written viewpoints on H.R. 1036 (the Congressional jobs bill), acid rain, reproductive choices and reapportionment all based upon information already available from League sources.
The most fun I have had is writing one for scratch. I try to make it controversial and provoking. Here is the one I did that aired in September on the "Gender Gap":
Would you like to help the League by writing a viewpoint? If on a national or state League issue, call me at 531-8031. On Honolulu issues, call Arlene Woo.
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PETER HERMAN President
CAROL WHITESELL Vice President JOAN DAVENPORT Secretary
JEANNE TREBOR-MacCONNELL Treasurer
CATHY FILSON ANNE LEE
DEE DEE LETTS MURIEL R. ROBERTS MARION SAUNDERS
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