This just in, U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, speaks out for unionized workers. The Secretary speaks to her experience as a daughter of two unionized workers and talks about why collective bargaining, or “sitting at the table” is a necessary right. That’s important to remember, particularly now, as states and cities grapple with enormous fiscal challenges, and […]
Governor LePage has now chosen his appointees to head seven of the 15 state departments—and, so far, none of them are women. “Not only does a healthy democracy require diversity in order to be truly representative, but solving the tough problems that Maine currently faces will require leadership, experience, wisdom, and drawing upon all of […]
This Thursday, November 18th, for the first time in EIGHT years, the United States Senate will hold a hearing focused solely on the importance of ratifying CEDAW – a momentous step forward in our push to ratify this important Treaty. CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, is a […]
Here we go! Happy Election Day. Don’t forget to VOTE! (But, you knew that). Something we haven’t heard a lot about nationally – Women’s E-news reports today that anti-choice female candidates for governor are poised for big wins. What will this mean for state protections for reproductive rights and access to health care?