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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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“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. […]

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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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At the Maine Women’s Lobby we are working to collect stories from the community about paid sick days. Do you have a story to share? Email Anne at Yesterday we collected a story from retired teacher and legislator, Jackie Norton. Click here to check it out.

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Philadelphia just passed paid sick days! Hooray!  Last week Connecticut became the first state to pass paid sick days, and yesterday Philadelphia became the fourth city. What a month for workers! Read below for a blog post from family values at work about the vote and the future victories! Anyone who’s been to Philly knows […]

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