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CBS News published a great piece on the lack of paid parent leave in the United States, as compared to other countries: Americans often take pride in ways their nation differs from others. But one distinction — lack of a nationwide policy of paid maternity leave — is cited in a new report as an […]

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What a year! Between a hard fought legislative campaign, a lively election season, an outpouring of grassroots activism, and some exciting visitors, 2010 kept us busy and brought about a whole slew of new experiences and achievements to our work. It was challenging to pick just five moments out of the myriad momentous moments that […]

With the confirmation hearings scheduled for June 28, Elena Kagan is making her rounds on the hill and meeting with key Senate votes. Last week she met with Senator Snowe; after the meeting, Snowe commented that, Kagan “certainly has the qualifications, and certainly has, I think, the balance in her approach — at least so […]

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This October, Senate President was interviewed on the Paid Sick Days Bill that she will introduce in response to the H1N1 outbreak. Libby explains that while the purpose of this bill is to prevent the spread of H1N1, the important thing is that we address the need for paid sick leave, both for illness and […]

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MAINE WOMEN TO SECRETARY SEBELIUS: HEALTH SYSTEM IS FAILING US Congresswoman Pingree hears health care stories; says current system unacceptable No one knows better about how the health care system is failing than the women-young and old-who met with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius today in South Portland. The Maine Women’s Lobby […]