Posts Tagged ‘public hearing

Right now our Director of Public Policy is at a public hearing in the Judiciary Committee to testify in opposition to two bills that would restrict access to abortion care in our state: LD 83 & LD 1312. Yesterday we testified against multiple bills that would make it harder for Maine families living in poverty to […]

Today, the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services of the Maine Legislature held a public hearing on LD 1578, An Act to Increase Health Security by Expanding Federally Funded Health Care for Maine People. We’ve talked a lot about the importance of accepting federal funds to cover nearly 70,000 Maine people. Some highlights: More Mainers […]

Last week, the Village Soup posted an article featuring reflections on the 124th session from capital-area legislators. Their reflections are really interesting – and got me wondering what others thought. So, I started asking around … and here are some reflections from the women of the Maine Women’s Lobby: Here’s what Laura had to say: […]

Folks keep asking for a copy of our testimony to the Judiciary Committee last Wednesday on Marriage. Hey, thanks! And, here it is: Testimony in support of L.D. 1020 Joint Committee on the Judiciary Sarah Standiford, Executive Director, Maine Women’s Lobby April 22, 2009 My name is Sarah Standiford and I serve as the executive […]

The Maine Legislature is considering a bill that would ban the use of “squa” in Maine place names. Although there was a successful campaign almost a decade ago to block the use of the word squaw – a derogatory name for  native American women – there are communitities that have chosen to substitute the shortened […]