Archive for the ‘Voting’ Category

127th Legislature, First Regular Session Legislative Outcomes We lobbied on a number of bills this legislative session. The roll calls for some of those are featured in our member newsletter, which was mailed in September. (You can become a member by making a donation to the Maine Women’s Lobby today.) We talked about many other […]

  • Comments Off on Legislative Outcomes for the First Regular Session of the 127th Legislature

Women’s voices matter. Make yours heard on Election Day – November 4th. If you’re feeling like us, you’re more than ready for the bombardment of lawn signs, advertisements, phone calls, and mailers to end. But you know, too, that Election Day won’t just bring the end of campaign season. It’s the chance for our state-wide […]

  • Comments Off on The final countdown

SCOTUS watchers know that the first Monday in June is “Decision Day” at the U.S. Supreme Court (also known as SCOTUS – the Supreme Court of the United States). Every year, the Court hears oral arguments for 80 to 100 cases, and this day is when the decisions of these cases begin to be announced. […]

  • Comments Off on Decision Day at the U.S. Supreme Court

Love me, Love my vote

In: Voting

14 Feb 2013

On Feb. 14, 1920, the League of Women Voters (LWV) was formed. Six months later the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote after a 72-year struggle. The 93rd birthday of the League of Women Voters seems like the perfect time to think about ways we can continue to improve our democracy […]