Archive for February, 2014

It may be a short month, but a lot of big doings have been going on here at the Maine Women’s Lobby & with our sister organization, the Maine Women’s Policy Center. Here’s a look back at some of February’s highlights… Discrimination Based on Religious Beliefs Defeated in Maine Freedom of religion is a fundamental […]

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Human trafficking is a horrible crime that devastates the lives of its victims – 85% of whom are women. Fear of violence, fear of criminal prosecution, and shame cause many victims of trafficking to stay in the shadows. That is why today we testified before the Judiciary Committee in support of LD 1730, An Act […]

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Be Ours

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14 Feb 2014

Roses are red, Violets are blue, We’re fighting for health care, And fair workplace policies, too. Chocolate is yummy, A bouquet’s always nice, But we want equality, That’s a gift sure to entice. Ok, poetry isn’t our strong suit – working on policies that make a better future for women and girls is what we […]

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Last night, Governor LePage gave his annual State of the State address. In response, MWL Executive Director Eliza Townsend made the following statement: “Our state is still struggling to recover from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.  We all know someone who is out of work or underemployed, and meanwhile prices keep going […]

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