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From the President (Anne Lee)
League Awarded Water Grant
What If I Don't Agree with LWV Position (Pat Shutt)
Mark Your Calendar for State League Convention: May 20-21, 1989
Welcome to New Members
Mahalo for ABC Reporting
Looking Ahead to 1990
New LWV Position Adopted at January Board Meeting
Mahalo to Corporate Contributors
Mahalo to LWV/Hawaii Members
What's Going on at the Legislature

Looking Ahead to 1990

As you know, the decennial census of the U.S. population will be conducted in April 1990 by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. The trustees of the League of Women Voters of the U.S. Education Fund recently released a statement recognizing the importance of the decennial census and endorsing the goal of a complete and accurate enumeration in the 1990 census.

Their statement went on to point out that a full and accurate count is important because census data are used to determine the apportionment of congressional, state, and local legislature districts and allocation of billions of dollars to federal, state, and local governments.

They also announced the beginning of a project, partially funded by the Ford Foundation, to call attention , to the importance of the census and the legislative reapportionment that will follow it. Recognizing that serious problems existed with undercounts in the 1980 census, the League supports efforts to conduct the 1990 consus in a manner that fairly and fully reflects population groups.

The LWV of Hawaii took an active role in the state's reapportionment process not quite 10 years ago. We continue to have a keen interest in reapportionment issues and the implications of the census for that process which will take place here in Hawai'i in 1991.

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