Archive for October, 2010

I’m happy to report that all five candidates running to be Maine’s next Governor have responded to the SheDecides questionnaire. Thanks to you – and more than 550 e-mails that you have sent to candidates – the pocketbook agenda has remained front and center. Let’s keep up the pace – and the e-mails. Together, we […]

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Statement of Sarah Standiford, Executive Director, Maine Women’s Lobby “Twice in the past few weeks, candidate for Congress Dean Scontras has suggested equal pay legislation is unnecessary. In fact, he’s gone so far as to say that the law should have no place at all in fighting workplace discrimination. “Most recently, on Tuesday, Dean stated, […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2010 Statement by the President on National Work and Family Month “National Work and Family Month serves as a reminder to all of us, especially working caregivers, their families, and their employers, that while we have made great strides as a nation to adopt more flexible policies in the workplace, […]

Did you hear? Our Executive Director, Sarah Standiford, debated well-known critic of feminism, Christina Hoff Sommers at the Maine School of Law earlier this week. The resolution? The Paycheck Fairness Act. The conclusion? Sarah knocked it out of the house for Paycheck Fairness! Despite Ms. Sommers’ declaration the the legislation is,  a “mean spirited little […]