Archive for June, 2011

At the Maine Women’s Lobby we are working to collect stories from the community about paid sick days. Do you have a story to share? Email Anne at Yesterday we collected a story from retired teacher and legislator, Jackie Norton. Click here to check it out.

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…And Maine voters just filed an application to veto it. Here’s the scoop: this past session the Legislature passed L.D. 1376, which says that voters can no longer register to vote on Election Day. And, the Governor just signed it into law. Not so fast Governor LePage. L.D. 1376 eliminates same-day voter registration, making it […]

Hello, my name is Meryl Kus. I am a  student at Gardiner Area High School and am volunteering with the Maine Women’s Lobby this summer. Here are some thoughts about harmful consumer products and the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. There is a definite relation between toxic chemicals and the rise of serious health problems […]

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Philadelphia just passed paid sick days! Hooray!  Last week Connecticut became the first state to pass paid sick days, and yesterday Philadelphia became the fourth city. What a month for workers! Read below for a blog post from family values at work about the vote and the future victories! Anyone who’s been to Philly knows […]

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The Good (well, actually, the great!) This week, Maine lawmakers stood firm against efforts to roll back access to reproductive health care and civil rights protections for transgendered Mainers. The bills were defeated by wide margins—and for good reason. In upholding Maine law, legislators put the health of Maine women and teens first and did […]

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