Archive for September, 2015

As September comes to a close, we want to welcome the many new friends we met at the Common Ground Fair, our SheTalks in Bangor, the MaineShare Fair, and the Community Action Day in Lewiston. We send you a newsletter at the end of each month to keep you in the know on all our […]

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It’s almost here: the second Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security! We’re busy putting the final touches on the program and we couldn’t be more excited. That’s why we wanted to give you a first glimpse of what the day will look like. Quick Look at the Program: 8:00 AM:    Doors Open/Breakfast 8:45 AM:    Welcome […]

  • Comments Off on A First Glimpse at Our Summit Program

127th Legislature, First Regular Session Legislative Outcomes We lobbied on a number of bills this legislative session. The roll calls for some of those are featured in our member newsletter, which was mailed in September. (You can become a member by making a donation to the Maine Women’s Lobby today.) We talked about many other […]

  • Comments Off on Legislative Outcomes for the First Regular Session of the 127th Legislature

On July 6th, Portland passed a new minimum wage ordinance with the support of Mayor Michael Brennan and five city councilors: Kevin Donoghue, Justin Costa, Jill Duson, Jon Hinck, and David Marshall. We’re so happy to let you know that Portland finalized its new ordinance last night. In January, the city’s minimum wage will increase […]

  • Comments Off on It’s official: Portland will have a new minimum wage!

On September 9, 2015, the Maine Women’s Lobby again spoke before the Portland City Council to oppose proposals to undermine the new minimum wage ordinance by rolling back the raise for tipped workers, excluding younger workers, or removing the indexing component for future increases. Following is the text of a letter submitted by MWL Executive […]

  • Comments Off on Maine Women’s Lobby Calls on Portland City Councilors to Include Tipped Workers in Minimum Wage Ordinance