Archive for August, 2012

The election season is heating up, and women are sure to be the deciders in 2012. 52% of college-aged women (18 to 24 years old) reported voting in 2008 presidential election (compared to 45% of men in the same age group).  However, college-aged women vote at a lower rate than their older female counterparts.  We […]

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Maine women make up the majority of the electorate in Maine, and nationwide.  More than 53% of Maine’s registered voters are women, and candidates know what the one to capture the female vote is a likely winner at the polls.  In fact, the number female voters in presidential election years hasexceed the number of male […]

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This summer’s Linda Smith Dyer Fellowship may be over, but my desire to fill Hannaford Hall on October 4th is not! The Maine Women’s Policy Center is excited to announce the upcoming U.S. Senate Candidates’ Forum on Issues Affecting Women and Girls.  This is our first U.S. Senate forum, and we can’t wait to fill […]

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It is an issue we don’t talk about often, but it has a tremendous impact on women’s lives: the high rate of federal judicial vacancies. High vacancy rates have plagued the judiciary for more than two years, marking the longest period of high vacancies since the 1970s.  There are currently 76 vacancies in federal courts, […]

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