AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine women are watching and speaking up. On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Coalition for Maine Women will hold the Maine Women’s Day at the State House to make sure legislators remember that they need to consider women and families when policy decisions are made.
“We heard a lot about women during the election season,” says Eliza Townsend, executive director of the Maine Women’s Lobby and co-chairwoman of the Coalition for Maine Women, “but media coverage was often focused on reproductive issues. Those issues are important, but they’re not the only issues that matter to Maine women.”
The Coalition for Maine Women want to highlight its legislative priorities for 2013 and to give women a chance to learn more about the challenges and opportunities women are facing today.
From economic security to access to health care, from creating opportunities for our children to increasing civic engagement, women have a wide variety of priorities. With difficult choices to be made about how best to invest in Maine’s future, the Coalition for Maine Women will be a strong voice for the thousands of women its organizations represent.
The day will begin in the Hall of Flags where participants will have an opportunity to connect with the organizations that make up the Coalition for Maine Women. A press conference where the legislative priorities will be presented will be held at 11 a.m. The event is open to the public. For more information, visit http://on.fb.me/TRbSPH.
The Coalition for Maine Women is a network of organizations working to improve the social, economic, and political status of women and to promote the equality of all Maine citizens. Through their collaboration CMW promotes education and advocates for legislation that enhances the freedom and dignity of women. CMW will resist any attempts to abridge these rights.