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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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It’s time for Maine people to put a stop to this! This Monday, April 2nd at 10:00 a.m., the Maine Women’s Lobby and our partners are sponsoring a Day of Action in Augusta. It’s time to tell our legislators to stand with Maine citizens to stop the disastrous hidden deals taking place that will make […]

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Hello Friends of the Maine Women’s Lobby, I’d like to introduce you to our MSW Intern for the 2011-2012 academic year: Meet Diane Scalia see (photo to the right). She is a Social Work student at the University of Maine. And, she has joined the ranks of the prestigious Maine Women’s Lobby bloggers! See her […]

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-Media Release- Augusta – At a meeting of the Appropriations Committee, the Maine Women’s Lobby voiced concerns that Governor LePage’s proposed budget would significantly destabilize Maine families.  The budget proposal includes irresponsible cuts to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the General Assistance Program (GA). Increased food insecurity and higher rates of homelessness are only […]

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In her blog, Jessica Esch, wrote a fantastic piece on  the truth about TANF benefits. We think Jessica truly said it best with this telling visual she created, comparing TANF recipiency in Maine to other New England States.  In her piece Jessica points out that, Maine provides the lowest temporary cash assistance benefit in New England. A […]