Archive for February, 2013

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In: Voting

14 Feb 2013

On Feb. 14, 1920, the League of Women Voters (LWV) was formed. Six months later the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote after a 72-year struggle. The 93rd birthday of the League of Women Voters seems like the perfect time to think about ways we can continue to improve our democracy […]

Last month, the Coalition for Maine Women announced its priorities for the 126th Maine Legislature. One of those priorities is passing a constitutional amendment to provide for early voting. Shenna Bellows, Executive Director of the ACLU Maine, spoke about why early voting matters to Maine women and all Maine people. These are her remarks: Susan B. […]

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Tonight President Obama will give his first State of the Union address of his second term. What policies will he discuss? What do you hope to hear him speak about? One way to keep track of the issues that matter to you is to play #SOTU BINGO! We saw several State of the Union BINGO cards […]

On February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) into law. FMLA provides eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a year. Workers have taken Family Medical Leave over 100,000,000 times (yup – a lot of zeros!) since FMLA was made the law of […]