Archive for August, 2010

After nearly a century of struggle, on August 26th, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. In 90 years women voters have made a lot of progress – we’ve seen pioneering women like Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, and Margaret Chase Smith make bids for the presidency, and we have passed landmark legislation […]

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Watch Kristine of MomRising.org on Good Morning America speak to how “the maternal wall is getting in the way of the glass ceiling.”

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Mark Horton of Woodman’s Bar and Grill shares his story about why he provides paid sick days to all of his employees on the national “Working Families Story Bank.” Mark says that providing Paid Sick days, has “been great for employee well being and great for employee retention.” Does this leave you inspired to share […]

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The Maine DEP has proposed to designate bisphenol A as the first Priority Chemical under the Kid-Safe Products Act and take other actions to protect the health of Maine children. The proposed rule would: Designate BPA as a Priority Chemical under the KSPA; Ban the use of BPA in reusable food and beverage containers, effective […]

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Our state has an impressive record of leadership when it comes to protecting our health. In 2008, the Maine State Legislature passed the “Kids Safe Products Act” – and now,  after a lot of hard work by people like you, the law is finally ready to be fully implemented with the State set to ban […]

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