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The US Senate is considering legislation by Senators Udall (D-NM) and Vitter (R-LA) that claims to be comprehensive reform of our nation’s chemical policy. But the bill (S.697) is far too weak. EPA would only review the safety of 25 chemicals over the next 8 years. And the price of that meager schedule is that […]

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The decisions made by our federal judiciary affect most aspects of our lives. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that the vacancies in our federal courts system are filled. The D.C. Circuit Court is a vital part of the federal courts since it has broad power to review federal regulations and is considered second only […]

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Maine women make up the majority of the electorate in Maine, and nationwide.  More than 53% of Maine’s registered voters are women, and candidates know what the one to capture the female vote is a likely winner at the polls.  In fact, the number female voters in presidential election years hasexceed the number of male […]

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This summer’s Linda Smith Dyer Fellowship may be over, but my desire to fill Hannaford Hall on October 4th is not! The Maine Women’s Policy Center is excited to announce the upcoming U.S. Senate Candidates’ Forum on Issues Affecting Women and Girls.  This is our first U.S. Senate forum, and we can’t wait to fill […]

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It is an issue we don’t talk about often, but it has a tremendous impact on women’s lives: the high rate of federal judicial vacancies. High vacancy rates have plagued the judiciary for more than two years, marking the longest period of high vacancies since the 1970s.  There are currently 76 vacancies in federal courts, […]

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