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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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Today we celebrated Women’s Equality Day in honor of the day ninety-five years ago that most women in America won the right to vote—though many Native American and African American women had to fight even longer to actually be able to exercise that right. We honored the work of the suffragettes who worked so hard […]

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“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”  –Gloria Steinem This quote from Gloria Steinem seemed perfect for July since many of us try to steal some extra time to enjoy the beauty that is summer in Maine – and perhaps spend a […]

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On February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) into law. FMLA provides eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a year. Workers have taken Family Medical Leave over 100,000,000 times (yup – a lot of zeros!) since FMLA was made the law of […]