State of Maine Archives: on Families & Children
Empower women to succeed at home and at work
Economic security for all Maine women and families is a high priority in my vision for Maine's future. Empowering women to succeed at home and at work is good economics. My administration will focus on many of the issues that impact Maine women and
families, including food insecurity and poverty, domestic violence, access to health care, reproductive health and planning, choice, gender discrimination, equal pay, support for working families, early childhood education, and women in business.
Source: 2014 gubernatorial campaign website, CutlerForMaine.com
Dec 31, 2013
Ran micro-credit program for Women in Development
In 2001 and 2002, Bellows was a Program Associate at Community IMPACT! in Nashville, TN, launching neighborhood-based, youth-centered programming in economically and racially diverse neighborhoods.
From 1999 to 2001 she served in the Peace Corps in Panama, where she facilitated the development and execution of a micro-credit lending program for artisan groups and also served as the Co-President of Women in Development/Gender and Development.
Source: Maine Humanities Council biography, mainehumanities.org
Nov 14, 2013
Best state to raise children; model for America’s Promise
Maine is now generally considered one of the best states in the country in which to raise a child. Just today, I received a letter from Colin Powell informing us that we have been chosen by America’s Promise as one of three model states in the nation for
our work on behalf of children. Powell stated that “a great deal of your work represents best practices” that other states can follow. I am tonight accepting Powell’s offer - and Maine will be among the first states to make manifest America’s Promise.
Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Maine legislature
Jan 24, 2001
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