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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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We told you last week that the Portland City Council voted to raise the minimum wage last week. Their decision to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 in 2016, $10.68 in 2017, and then linking future increases to inflation showed real leadership. This will help low-wage workers take a big step forward on the road […]

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On June 10, 1963 President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law and this past Monday was the 50th anniversary of the bill’s passage. When the bill was signed by President Kennedy women earned 59 cents on every dollar that a man earned. But instead of celebrating this landmark legislation, it was a day […]

Can you imagine forcing a pregnant woman to choose between a healthy pregnancy and her job? Unfortunately, it happens all the time and it’s not even illegal. In workplaces all over the country, women are being penalized, demoted, forced onto unpaid leave, or fired because their employers refuse to make even the smallest accommodations for […]

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