Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Common Cause Hawaii kickoff Thursday nite at Mandalay

by Larry Geller

I've really missed Common Cause Hawaii. Now they're back. The kickoff party is Thursday. Please come. See below for registration details.

Celebrate with Common Cause Hawaii!

You’re invited to a special evening on Thursday, May 22 to celebrate the re-launching of the Hawaii chapter of Common Cause! Please join us to reconnect with old friends and make new ones as we plan for rebuilding a citizens’ lobby here in Hawaii.

Bob Edgar Our guest of honor is Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause national, who is visiting Hawaii to help rebuild the chapter. Bob will speak about the Common Cause mission and agenda to promote “good government” issues, and how the Hawaii chapter can be part of the movement toward a revitalized democracy.

Mandalay Restaurant Mandalay Restaurant
1055 Alakea Street in Honolulu
Thursday, May 22, 2008
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Heavy pupus and soft drinks; no-host bar
Municipal parking garage next door at Alii Place

I remember clearly when you could count on Common Cause and the League of Women Voters to monitor meetings and hearings at the Legislature and elsewhere in government to make sure that crap was not being transacted behind the scenes. Other organizations and individuals joined in the effort to keep government clean here, but only these two organizations persisted.

The League has continued and now Common Cause is coming back.

Crap is still being transacted behind the scenes, so we need them just as much today as in the past.

Common Cause is a national nonpartisan nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner in order to hold government and elected leaders accountable. To whom? To the public.

If everyone can't be at the Legislature and chasing after politicians at all levels all the time, at least we can support Common Cause. I'm helping to get it organized. But none of us get a free ride, so I've plunked down my $30 for the kickoff party Thursday.

It's not too late to join us on Thursday. Info and a registration form (don't mind the deadline, it's still ok) are here. Your contribution helps get it started, you'll be able to meet Bob Edgar (bio here) and score some heavy pupus too.



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