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Last week, the Maine House took a vote on the minimum wage referendum. That referendum would gradually raise our minimum wage to $12 by 2020 – and would gradually end the subminimum tipped wage by 2024. Tens of thousands of Mainers worked hard to collect the signatures to put the referendum on the ballot this […]

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In response to Governor LePage’s unacceptable remarks at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, the Maine Women’s Lobby issued the following statement: The Maine Women’s Lobby condemns the racist & sexist remarks that Gov. LePage continues to use for political purposes as well as the false picture he insists on painting of women and children […]

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The Facts About Two Dangerous Ballot Initiatives Governor LePage and the Maine Republican Party are collecting signatures on two dangerous and irresponsible ballot initiatives that would have serious consequences for Maine women and our families as well as our state’s economy. These politically driven initiatives are notreal reform—they are thinly disguised efforts to further cut […]

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So grateful…

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25 Nov 2015

Today we took some time to think about what those of us at the Maine Women’s Lobby & Maine Women’s Policy Center are grateful for this year. Here’s some of what we put on our list. We’re so grateful for… friends and family who support us and bring out the best in us; work that […]

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The National Partnership for Women and Families has released new state-by-state fact sheets on the need for all workers to be able to earn paid sick days. The facts remain grim. Nearly 200,000 Maine workers in the private sector can’t earn even one paid sick day—not even one day to recover from the flu, or […]

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