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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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June News for Maine Women

We hoped we would be able to give you a final rundown of how the legislature wrapped up. Unfortunately, as we send this e-news out, we still do not have a state budget and a government shutdown is very likely. What we know is that while House Democrats, Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats agreed to a…

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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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May News for Women

We must shock this nation with the power of love. We must shock this nation with the power of mercy. We must shock this nation and fight for justice for all. –Rev. William Barber II LEGISLATIVE UPDATES We appreciate our many members who have taken action recently on bills to improve access to health care, support…

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