Archive for August, 2015

As summer nears its end, we’d like to take this opportunity to look back at a few of our highlights from the past month and look ahead to all that autumn has in store for us. It’s also just over a year since we released Building a Prosperous Maine: A Roadmap to Economic Security for […]

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Eliza Townsend, executive director of the Maine Women’s Lobby, issued the following statement about the latest poll results from Maine People’s Resource Center (MPRC) showing strong public support in Portland for raising the minimum wage for all workers: As an organization committed to full equality for women in Maine, we were extremely pleased to see […]

  • Comments Off on Portland voters stand with tipped workers, Maine Women’s Lobby urges city councilors to do the same

Today we celebrated Women’s Equality Day in honor of the day ninety-five years ago that most women in America won the right to vote—though many Native American and African American women had to fight even longer to actually be able to exercise that right. We honored the work of the suffragettes who worked so hard […]

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