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League Election Forums in Hawaii
From the President (Anne Lee)
More Debates!
Schools of Choice at HYCF (Libby Oshiyama)
Constitutional Amendments on General Election Ballot
National Voter
People's Water Conference
LWV Presidential Debate
Legislative Vacancy Consensus
LWV Voter Registration Drive
Reproductive Freedom Forum
Groundwater Quality Protection (Kiyoko Nitz)
Equitable Hiring Practices
Meet Susan Brimo-Cox
Interested in Protecting our Natural Resources?

League Election Forums in Hawaii

State League Natural Resources Chair, Kiyoko Nitz, welcomes active participation in natural resource issues by League members from all islands. Nationally the League has broad positions on Water, Air, Waste Management, Land Use, and Energy. At the state level, the League has also studied and reached positions on natural resources issues of particular concern locally, namely, Land Use, Solid Waste, and Energy.

There is lots to be done, such as monitoring local concerns and following bills during the legislative session if your time permits. If you have some time and are interested get in touch with Kiyoko at 1180 Kika Place, Kailua, HI 96734; Ph. 261-7536.

Leagues in Hawai'i continue the debate tradition of providing voters with opportunities to see candidates in settings they and their media consultants do not control. League debates and forums have that special quality that exists because we are nonpartisan, neither endorse nor oppose candidates or parties, and have no stake in the election results.

- August 31 saw the first in League debates as Democratic candidates for Mayor of Honolulu Marilyn Bornhorst, Randall Iwase, Patsy Mink, and Dennis O'Connor faced the public through KGMB Channel 9 cameras. Moderator was KGMB anchor Bob Jones; panelists were Don Rockwell (KHVH-newsradio 99), Stacy Sakamoto (KGMB) , and Peter Wagner (Star-Bulletin). KHVH radio also broadcast the debate simultaneously.

- September 1 saw candidates for state legislature at a forum in the campus center of UH/Hilo with moderator Jan Kido. The forum was put on video by the UH/Hilo media center and replayed by Comtec, Channel 13, on September 12 and 13.

- September 7 saw a premiere on the island of Kaua'i as the League debate became the first program ever broadcast live island-wide by Kaua'i Cable TV, Channel 6. Starring in that debate were Democratic mayoral candidates for Kaua'i Tony Kunimura and JoAnn Yukimura, with moderator Don Rockwell from KHVH-newsradio 99. The League enjoyed real community support with STOUFFER'S WAIOHAI HOTEL contributing the facilities for the debate and a room for Rockwell and TROPICAL RENT-A-CAR donating a Cadillac for Rockwell's transportation on Kaua'i .

Kaua'i also held its traditional Meet the Candidates night one evening in Lihue before an audience of 150.

- September 7 saw a forum for state legislative candidates in Kona. Held at the King Kam Hotel, the event was cosponsored with the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce.

- September 8 in Kona, again at the King Kam Hotel and cosponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, a forum focused on candidates for Big Island Mayor and Board of Education.

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