State of Maine Archives: on Families & Children


Eliot Cutler: 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

Shenna Bellows: 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

Paul LePage: Vetoed right to breast-fed at work

Excerpts from legislation: An Act To Protect Working Mothers Who Breast-feed: This bill provides that it is unlawful employment discrimination under the Maine Human Rights Act for an employer to fail to provide certain workplace accommodations for an employee with a nursing child.

Excerpts from veto message: Maine already protects mothers who breast-feed. This bill adds an additional layer of legal enforcement by allowing multiple avenues to sue businesses both large and small.

Legislative outcome: LD 777 (HP 528) passed Senate 20-14-0; failed House 92-56-3 (2/3 required for veto override)

Source: Maine legislative voting records: LD 777 Jun 26, 2013

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