Archive for July, 2010

Here at the Maine Women’s Lobby, we’ve been researching family leave insurance for nearly ten years. It’s passed in three other states (California, Washington, and New Jersey), and many more are actively working on legislation. Right now, in Maine, when working families welcome a new baby or face a serious illness (think horrendous car accident […]

Congresswoman Pingree speaks about TSCA reform on the floor – check it out! [youtube][/youtube]

This just in: Senator Olympia Snowe announced this afternoon that she will be supporting Elena Kagan’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States.  This follows a similar announcement by Senator Susan Collins, just last week. With these exciting announcements, four Republican Senators have now pledged their support of this groundbreaking nominee. If Elena […]

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The legislative session is over in Maine. It came to a close in April, and while the session came to a close during one of the warmest springs on record, unfortunately lawmakers legislature left workers out in the cold. That’s because they once again failed to pass L.D. 1665, a bill that would have provided […]

Yesterday a crowd of nearly 50 gathered at the Maine Women’s Policy Center and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s showing of the “Story of Cosmetics.” The film covered the prevalence of toxic chemicals in personal care products and touched on our need to reform the chemical safety system. Check it out right now – […]