Archive for the ‘economic security’ Category

April 12, 2016 is Equal Pay Day, the day that symbolizes how far into this year a white woman needs to work to make the same amount as a white man did in 2015 due to the gender pay gap. Nationally, women earn just 79 cents for every dollar earned by a white man. In […]

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Today we’re celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Since it was signed into law, workers have used it more than 200 million times to take unpaid time off when a baby is born, to recover from surgery, to care for an ill spouse, and help aging parents. FMLA was […]

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We wanted to give you an overview of some of the solutions that came out of our first Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security that we shared in Building a Prosperous Maine: A Roadmap to Economic Security for Women and Our Families. We approached the first Summit and our Roadmap with a vision for a […]

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“What we need is structural change, not self-help.  Lean In should really be standing together. Let’s stand together to make the world a better place.” –Caroline Fredrickson Standing together with women, organizations, and policy-makers to make the world a better place is what the Maine Women’s Lobby has been doing for more than 35 years. That’s […]

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Learn. Share. Act.    Those were the words we used in planning the first ever Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security two years ago. That autumn day we shined a light on the policies that could help all Maine women and their families meet their basic needs, get a strong education, and have access to […]

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