Archive for June, 2015

We’ve worked hard to overcome divisive rhetoric being used by Governor LePage, his administration, and some legislators in Augusta to pit one group of Mainers against another. 29 Senators and 81 Representatives rose above the political posturing and voted to preserve General Assistance (GA) for asylum seekers and other immigrants who have made our state […]

  • Comments Off on Portland needs to lead – lives are counting on us

UPDATE: Noon, 6/19/15: This bill received a 101-40 vote in the Maine House this morning. It is going back to the Maine Senate next. It is important that our Maine Senators still hear from us to know that Mainers want this inhumane and medically dangerous practice to end.    Maine is the only state in […]

  • Comments Off on Take Action to Help End the Shackling of Pregnant Inmates

As negotiations over the budget heat up, some politicians want to score political points by denying General Assistance (GA), food supplements (SNAP), and other support programs (TANF, SSI) for asylum seekers and other immigrants who have made Maine their home. This doesn’t represent the values of most Maine people. Immigrants who have settled here and […]

  • Comments Off on Urge your legislators to stand up for ALL Maine people

The legal right to abortion is generally associated it with Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two major cases concerning the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy. Less well known, but equally important, is Griswold v. Connecticut, a case that made it all the way to the Supreme Court and resulted in […]

  • Comments Off on Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Landmark Supreme Court Decision in Griswold v. Connecticut

When we launched the Right Now campaign to raise $20,000 before the Legislature adjourns to increase our capacity and engage more Maine women & girls in the fight for our rights, we didn’t know what to expect. But thanks to the generosity of our members like you, we’re more than halfway there! Can you help us reach our […]

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