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“In entering upon the great work before us, we anticipate no small amount of misconception, misrepresentation, and ridicule; but we shall use every instrumentality within our power to effect our object. We shall employ agents, circulate tracts, petition the State and national Legislatures, and endeavor to enlist the pulpit and the press in our behalf. […]

Oh, what a month it’s been for Maine women! We truly can’t contain our joy. Due to Governor LePage playing politics with his expected vetoes, four of our priority bills have now become law. We worked hard to pass these important pieces of legislation and the lives of thousands of Maine women will improve because […]

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We’ve worked hard to overcome divisive rhetoric being used by Governor LePage, his administration, and some legislators in Augusta to pit one group of Mainers against another. 29 Senators and 81 Representatives rose above the political posturing and voted to preserve General Assistance (GA) for asylum seekers and other immigrants who have made our state […]

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UPDATE: Noon, 6/19/15: This bill received a 101-40 vote in the Maine House this morning. It is going back to the Maine Senate next. It is important that our Maine Senators still hear from us to know that Mainers want this inhumane and medically dangerous practice to end.    Maine is the only state in […]

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As negotiations over the budget heat up, some politicians want to score political points by denying General Assistance (GA), food supplements (SNAP), and other support programs (TANF, SSI) for asylum seekers and other immigrants who have made Maine their home. This doesn’t represent the values of most Maine people. Immigrants who have settled here and […]

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