Archive for April, 2014

Spring is finally here and the legislative session is coming to an end. Soon we’ll be sharing our wrap-up of all the wins and losses for Maine women this session. In this edition of our newsletter, we’ll look at a couple of veto override votes we’ll be watching on May 1st as well as touch on […]

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Statement by Eliza Townsend, Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Lobby: We are relieved to see the Governor’s harmful TANF proposals defeated, but frustrated that the legislature wasted so much time in debating bills that were nothing more than an attempt to score political points on the backs of Maine people living in poverty – […]

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Last month the Maine Legislature voted in support of LD 1487 – the compromise bill to allow Maine to accept federal funds to provide health care coverage to nearly 70,000 Maine people. Governor LePage promised to veto this bill. Today he did. Now the bill goes back to the Maine Senate and House where two-thirds […]

  • Comments Off on Now is the time. Don’t let Gov. LePage’s veto be the last word on health care for nearly 70,000 Maine people!

Last month, we were thrilled to see Pat Ryan inducted into the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame. For more than three decades she served as Executive Director of the Maine Human Rights Commission, the state agency charged with enforcing Maine’s anti-discrimination laws.  Her leadership took the agency from fledgling status to an established, credible and effective […]