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New Report Explores Problems with Maine’s Early Childhood System and Recommends Set of Policy Solutions for a Better Future

On Thursday, September 21 at 10:00 AM at the YWCA Central Maine in Lewiston, the Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) and Maine Women’s Policy Center (MWPC) released a new report: Investing in our Future: How Maine Can Prepare our Children to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders. The report highlights the experiences of Maine parents who are trying to access early childhood programs or find…

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Registration is now open for the Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security

Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Registration & Breakfast 8:00 AM Summit 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Augusta Civic Center 76 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine Tickets: $35 Students & Seniors: $20 REGISTER NOW If the cost is an issue for you, please contact Kathy at 207.622.0851 x3 or kkilraindelrio@mainewomen.org. We do…

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August Activist Update

“Movements are destroyed by conflicts over money, power, and credit. We have to take seriously the impact of not being able to have principled disagreement, or we’re not going to be around very long.” – Alicia Garza AUGUST’S MISSION..IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT Welcome to the seventh edition of Activist Update! Summer is almost…

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Press Release: HHS Committee Meets, But Legislative Review of Harmful New Licensing Rules for Family Child Care Providers Still Needed

Note: The following is a joint press release from Maine Women’s Lobby, Maine Children’s Alliance, Family Child Care Association of Maine, and Maine Association for the Education of Young Children. HHS Committee Meets, But Legislative Review of Harmful New Licensing Rules for Family Child Care Providers Still Needed AUGUSTA–On Thursday, July 20, 2017, the Joint Standing Committee on…

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Press Release: HHS Committee to address calls for legislative review of proposed family child care rules on Thursday following petition by Maine parents, child care providers and advocates

Note: The following is a joint press release from Maine Women’s Lobby, Maine Children’s Alliance, Family Child Care Association of Maine, and Maine Association for the Education of Young Children. HHS Committee to Address Calls for Legislative Review of Proposed Family Child Care Rules The Health & Human Services Committee will meet Thursday at 4 PM to discuss…

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Press Release: Parents, child care providers, and advocates call for legislative review of proposed DHHS rules for family child care providers

Note: The following is a joint press release from Maine Women’s Lobby, Maine Children’s Alliance, Family Child Care Association of Maine, and Maine Association for the Education of Young Children. Parents, child care providers, and advocates call for legislative review of proposed DHHS rules for family child care providers AUGUSTA—A group of over 130 concerned…

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July Activist Update

“I AM DELIBERATE AND AFRIAD OF NOTHING.” -Audre Lorde JULY’S MISSION…IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT Welcome to the sixth edition of Activist Update! Can you believe it’s July?! Time flies when you’re participating in democracy. As we mentioned in the last Activist Update, summer is a great time to catch up on reading and…

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Take Action to Protect Health Care for Maine Women!

The newly proposed U.S. Senate health care bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is devastating for the health and lives of women. Please call Senator Collins today and urge her to vote “NO” to the Senate’s proposed ACA repeal bill.  While Senator Collins has said that she does not support the current…

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