Archive for January, 2011

When you head to the store, you want to know that the products you purchase are safe for your family. And, Maine moms want to know that the baby bottles and sippy cups that fill their cupboards – and help nourish their children – won’t cause health problems or learning disabilities. That’s why Maine has […]

Check out our blog post on Maine : If you are like me, you’re tired of hearing anecdotes passed off as justification for policy. Because the decisions of state legislators will have an impact on thousands of Maine people, I expect them to rely on sound data and accurate information. I want a public […]

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Today in Augusta, advocates, researchers, and recipients delivered the facts about TANF at a state house press event. The results of a comprehensive study of the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program commissioned by  the Maine Women’s Lobby and Maine Equal Justice Partners can be accessed through the link below. Families in Focus: […]

Celebrate what? 38th anniversary of the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade! Join us at the University of Southern Maine Glickman Family Library on Wednesday, January 26th for a showing of the documentary film, The Abortion Diaries. The film will be shown at 7pm in the University Events Room on the library’s […]

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In 2004, California started its Paid Family Leave program, becoming the first state in the Nation to provide paid benefits to workers on leave from their jobs to bond with a newborn, newly adopted child, or newly placed foster child, or to care for a seriously ill family member. In the first six years of […]

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