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Maine legislators will soon take up proposals to cut General Assistance for asylum seekers and other immigrants. For many immigrants who have come to Maine to find safety and escape persecution, General Assistance is the only lifeline they receive while they navigate a broken immigration system and wait for permission to work. Cutting General Assistance and […]

Right now our Director of Public Policy is at a public hearing in the Judiciary Committee to testify in opposition to two bills that would restrict access to abortion care in our state: LD 83 & LD 1312. Yesterday we testified against multiple bills that would make it harder for Maine families living in poverty to […]

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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Statement by Eliza Townsend, Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Lobby: We are relieved to see the Governor’s harmful TANF proposals defeated, but frustrated that the legislature wasted so much time in debating bills that were nothing more than an attempt to score political points on the backs of Maine people living in poverty – […]

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Last month the Maine Legislature voted in support of LD 1487 – the compromise bill to allow Maine to accept federal funds to provide health care coverage to nearly 70,000 Maine people. Governor LePage promised to veto this bill. Today he did. Now the bill goes back to the Maine Senate and House where two-thirds […]

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