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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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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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Can you imagine forcing a pregnant woman to choose between a healthy pregnancy and her job? Unfortunately, it happens all the time and it’s not even illegal. In workplaces all over the country, women are being penalized, demoted, forced onto unpaid leave, or fired because their employers refuse to make even the smallest accommodations for […]

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