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Maine Women's Lobby

As 2013 comes to a close, we thank you for your continued support of our work. Our mission depends on people like you taking action, making calls to legislators, and telling others about the policies that affect women's lives. Thank you. 

Maine Women's Day at the State House

Each year the Coalition for Maine Women presents the Maine Women's Day at the State House. It's an opportunity to come together to learn, share, and act. We'll kick-off the morning in the Hall of Flags where you can connect with the member organizations of the coalition and learn more about their work. Then we'll gather in the State House Welcome Center to learn more about the coalition's legislative priorities this session. You'll have a chance to learn more details about some of the bills being decided this session as well as have an opportunity to share your thoughts about future priorities. We'll close out the morning with a press conference in the Hall of Flags. 

But the day doesn't end there. After a break for lunch, we'll be offering several workshops to help you become a better advocate for the issues that matter most to you. There will also be an opportunity to talk with your legislators about an actual bill being considered this session. Keep an eye on your inbox - we'll be sharing more details soon. 

Maine Women's Day at the State House

Tuesday, January 21, 2013

8:30 AM

Hall of Flags, Maine State House, Augusta 

Email kkilraindelrio@mainewomen.org for more information. 

It's Time to Cover Maine Now!

We're still working to expand health care coverage for Maine people. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has set aside federal dollars for Maine to provide Medicaid coverage to approximately 69,500 people who would be uninsured otherwise. Adults with income up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level ($15,856/year for an individual; $26,951/year for a family of three) would be covered. Last session, the legislature was unable to override Governor LePage's veto of this legislation. We can't let that happen again. 

Are you uninsured or worried about losing MaineCare? Tell your story at 
Cover Maine Now.  Help show Maine legislators why we need to accept special federal funds to provide Medicaid coverage to nearly 70,000 Maine people who otherwise will be uninsured.
 
 
Stand up for access to health care on January 8th! Our friends at the Maine People's Alliance are organizing an event at the State House on the opening day of the legislative session to show support for expanding access to health care. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1l10L6s.
 
Would you like to work more on this issue? Contact Kathy at 207.622.0851 x25 or kkilraindelrio@mainewomen.org to learn more about advocacy opportunities. 

Become a Regional Leader

Our power is greater when we stand together. That's why we are launching a new program: Volunteer Regional Leaders. We're recruiting volunteer leaders from across the state to help engage women in their own communities on the issues that matter most to them. These leaders will also play a key role in our civic engagement work during this important election season.
 
As a Regional Leader, you will:
  • Raise awareness about the issues that matter to Maine women and their families
  • Listen to the concerns of women in your community
  • Help activists in your area work on the issues that matter most to them
  • Grow the number of women engaged in policy decisions that affect their lives
  • Engage women voters in the 2014 election year
Does this sound like something you would like to do? Do you know someone who would be a great volunteer leader? Visit http://bit.ly/16Z2csr  or call 207.622.0851 x25 to sign up for more information.

Make a Membership Donation Today

2014 is shaping up to be a busy year. The legislative session begins on January 8th, Congress will be returning to D.C. soon to take up debates on many issues that matter to our everyday lives, the election season is just around the corner, and so much more. It's important that Maine women are a visible force when policy is being being crafted and when elections are decided. Your financial support helps us raise the voices of Maine women now and into the future.
 
 
Your membership gift of $10, $35, $60, or more makes it possible for us to be at the State House throughout the legislative session. Your support allows us to engage women on the issues - growing new leaders in communities across the state. Your donation lets us magnify the voices of Maine women and girls.
 
Donate online right now. Or send your check to the Maine Women's Lobby at 124 Sewall St., Augusta, ME 04330.
 
Please feel free to call Kathy at 207.622.0851 x25 to learn more about how your gift will be used to improve the lives of women and girls in Maine.

Stay Connected and Help Connect Others

Thank you for taking the time to read our action alerts and monthly newsletters. Make sure your friends don't miss a thing either. Invite them to sign up for our action alerts and newsletters. Send them this link to our e-newsletter sign-up page: http://bit.ly/1dp2XRO

Be sure to connect with us on your favorite social networking site, too. We're on Twitter (@MEWomensLobby), Facebook, and Pinterest

Looking to connect in real life? We have volunteer opportunities at our office in Augusta as well as many volunteer advocacy opportunities you can do right in your own community. Contact Kathy at 207.622.0851 x25 or kkilraindelrio@mainewomen.org to learn more. 

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Maine Women's Day at the State House

It's Time to Cover Maine Now

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Maine Women's Lobby

The mission of the Maine Women's Lobby is to increase the economic, social, and political opportunities for Maine women and girls through legislative action and leadership development. Founded in 1978, the Maine Women's Lobby is a nonpartisan, member-driven organization working to protect women's rights and promote equality by securing passage of legislation and shaping debates on issues such as economic security, access to health care, reproductive choice, freedom from violence, and civil rights. 

We believe that all Maine women and girls must have equal rights, equal opportunities, and the power to direct their own lives. Maine women and girls should live with justice, equity, dignity, and privacy. 


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