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127th Legislature, First Regular Session Legislative Outcomes We lobbied on a number of bills this legislative session. The roll calls for some of those are featured in our member newsletter, which was mailed in September. (You can become a member by making a donation to the Maine Women’s Lobby today.) We talked about many other […]

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When we launched the Right Now campaign to raise $20,000 before the Legislature adjourns to increase our capacity and engage more Maine women & girls in the fight for our rights, we didn’t know what to expect. But thanks to the generosity of our members like you, we’re more than halfway there! Can you help us reach our […]

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Last month, we were thrilled to see Pat Ryan inducted into the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame. For more than three decades she served as Executive Director of the Maine Human Rights Commission, the state agency charged with enforcing Maine’s anti-discrimination laws.  Her leadership took the agency from fledgling status to an established, credible and effective […]

The D.C. Circuit Court, aka the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, is widely seen as second in importance only to the U.S. Supreme Court. Comprised of 11 active judges (when all seats are filled), the D.C. Circuit Court is the immediate and exclusive court of appeals for government agency […]

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Earlier this month, women, physicians, advocates, and many others testified at public hearings to support Maine women’s reproductive rights in the face of three anti-choice bills. The Judiciary Committee then voted ‘Ought Not to Pass’ on those bills: LD 760, LD 1339, and LD 1193. There is still work to be done before the floor […]