Five state legislators discuss women’s issues Nov. 6 in Brunswick

GRR members at State House in Augusta earlier this year
GRR members at State House in Augusta earlier this year
Posted Oct. 28, 2013, at 1:29 p.m.
 GRR members at Maine State House earlier this year
GRR members at Maine State House earlier this year

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 4 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Curtis Memorial Library Brunswick, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine

For more information: Wendy Ross; 207 882-7060

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Caption: GRR members at Maine State House earlier this year

Five Maine Legislators to Discuss Women’s Economic Security and Reproductive Rights

People interested in knowing more about the status of women in Maine, their access to jobs, to day care for their children, to health care including Medicaid expansion, to contraception and to abortion, can hear five Maine legislators discuss these matters at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick Wednesday November 6.

The session on women’s economic security and reproductive rights — “Women at the Table: The Economy and Reproductive Rights” — will be held there in the Seminar room, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Participating will be Senators Chris Johnson, (D-District 20) and Eloise Vitelli (D-District 19) and Representatives Mattie Daughtry (D-Brunswick), Jennifer DeChant (D-Bath), Jeremy Saxton (D-Harpswell) and GRR founder Judy Kahrl, from Arrowsic.

The event is organized by GRR, Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights, a recently formed organization of Maine grandmothers advocating for the reproductive rights, justice and health care for women for which their generation fought so hard.

Judy Kahrl will briefly discuss why Maine grandmothers felt it was necessary to form GRR, and describe the group’s activities since its formation early this year. The legislators will each then introduce themselves and discuss their interest in women’s economic security and reproductive rights, and what legislation regarding these issues they expect to come up in the January session of the legislature.

The panel will have an opportunity to ask each other questions and then questions will be taken from the audience.

GRR member Wendy Ross Eichler will moderate the discussion. For questions about the event please respond to her at or call 207 882-7060.

The Curtis Memorial Library is at 23 Pleasant Street (across from the Post Office) in Brunswick. Parking is on the streets around the library or in the lot off of Union Street. GRR yellow tee shirts will be on sale at the event.