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Take Action to Protect Abortion Rights in Maine!

Republicans in the Maine Senate have voted to establish fetal personhood in Maine—granting a fetus “heirs and an estate”. That means LD 327 will now return to the House for a second vote. It was only defeated in the House before by one vote so we need to make sure that EVERY Representative understands what’s…

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June Activist Update

“THE MOST COMMON WAY PEOPLE GIVE UP THEIR POWER IS BY THINKING THEY DON’T HAVE ANY.” -Alice Walker JUNE’S MISSION…IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT Welcome to the fifth edition of Activist Update! Your daily phone calls, emails, and personal testimonials in the Maine State House have been helpful in protecting women’s rights! Now that it’s almost…

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FACT SHEET: LD 1259, An Act Regarding Pay Equality

CLOSING THE WAGE GAP: LD 1259, An Act Regarding Pay Equality The wage gap persists in Maine causing women in our state to lose out on an average of $10,093[i] annually compared to their male counterparts in the workforce. In 2017, Maine women were paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men[ii]. LD 1259, An…

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Stand with us against a dangerous anti-abortion bill

Time and again, Mainers have stood against bills aimed at restricting our right to safe, legal abortion. And we need to stand against another dangerous bill tomorrow: LD 327. This bill is part of a national effort to pass so-called personhood legislation that would grant a fetus legal rights to “heirs and an estate”. The…

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A Step Towards Pay Equality

This month we testified in support of LD 1259, An Act Regarding Pay Equality, which is sponsored by Sen. Breen (D-Cumberland). This bill would prevent employers from seeking information about a prospective employee’s past salary before offering employment and would clarify current protections to ensure employees can discuss wages. Some facts: On average, Maine women earn 78…

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April News from the Maine Women’s Lobby

“We often fear that the Revolution needed is too big for what we can give. Too much change is required inside, outside. And we are too small. But all that is required is that you step into the truth of your life. And speak it, write it, paint it, dance it. That you shine your…

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March News from the Maine Women’s Lobby

“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.”  ― Audre Lorde   THIS MONTH IN REVIEW GIRLS’ DAY AT THE STATE…

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