league of women votersThe League of Women Voters Hawaii is pleased to announce that Janet Mason, Legislative Chair, will give a presentation on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 5:30 -7:00 p.m. at the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, 417 S. King Street, Honolulu. The presentation will focus on the history of the Voting Rights Act in Hawaii and Shelby County v. Holder, the 2013 Supreme Court decision that overturned key provisions of the Voting Rights Act.

Please join us to learn more about how the state is responding to this important 2013 Supreme Court decision. The event is sponsored by the King Kamehameha V Judiciary Center as part of its 2014 Law Day, with the theme “Every Vote Counts.” The event is free and open to the public, with light refreshments to be served. RSVP to 539-4999 or to info@ jhchawaii.net.

For nearly fifty years, The League of Women Voters Hawaii, a non-partisan organization, has actively sought to increase voter turnout and representation in the state, through efforts such as registering voters, assisting in vote counts, arranging and moderating campaign debates and forums, holding meetings and conferences on various public issues of the day and serving on State and City and County commissions and advisory committees.  The League’s Legislative Committee advocates for measures to improve voter registration, elections, and on behalf of other good governance issues in our state.

For more information about League of Women Voters Hawaii activities, please go to www.lwv-hawaii.com

Lisa M. Horan
Co-Chair, Legislative Committee
League of Women Voters of Hawaii