Archive for March, 2016

“It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist.” –Laverne Cox A hateful law that legalizes discrimination against LGBT people under the guise of ‘religious freedom’ became law in North Carolina while similar bills are being considered in more states. […]

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Last week, the Maine House took a vote on the minimum wage referendum. That referendum would gradually raise our minimum wage to $12 by 2020 – and would gradually end the subminimum tipped wage by 2024. Tens of thousands of Mainers worked hard to collect the signatures to put the referendum on the ballot this […]

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On Tuesday, more than 110 eighth grade girls participated in the 20th Annual Girls’ Day at the State House. They traveled from Fort Fairfield and York, Rangeley and Princeton, Swan’s Island and Mattawamkeag, and many towns in between. They learned about the importance of women’s leadership, how ideas become law, and they strengthened their advocacy […]

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