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On Tuesday, January 2oth, the Coalition for Maine Women and the Maine Choice Coalition held Maine Women’s Day at the State House – an annual event that highlights the importance of issues that affect women and our families at the start of the legislative session. Participants had a chance to learn more about those issues […]

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This summer’s Linda Smith Dyer Fellowship may be over, but my desire to fill Hannaford Hall on October 4th is not! The Maine Women’s Policy Center is excited to announce the upcoming U.S. Senate Candidates’ Forum on Issues Affecting Women and Girls.  This is our first U.S. Senate forum, and we can’t wait to fill […]

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lovely Maine summer is finally upon us, the legislative session is over . . . you’d think you could relax a little, right? Hold up, not so fast! Moves are afoot in Washington, DC, with huge implications for women. The discussions surrounding the the impasse over the federal budget include considering cuts to Social Security […]

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Carolyn Ladd on the time before Roe v. Wade.“I am old enough to remember the time before Roe v. Wade, when women faced harsh decisions about whether to terminate a pregnancy. Putting barriers before women seeking abortion services in unwise, unfair, and unjust.” Amy Cookson on growing up post- Roe: “Maine’s Reproductive Privacy Laws work, […]

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Last Thursday, the Maine House read and adopted a Joint Resolution Recognizing International Women’s Day on March 8th. This week it’s on the Senate’s docket. Here’s what they are considering: WHEREAS, March 8, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a globalcelebration of the economic, social and political achievements of women; and WHEREAS,  women are achieving […]

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