Maine Women’s Day at the State House is coming up on Thursday, January 21st, and we’d love for you to join us! With the start of the 2016 Legislative Session, it’s important to make sure legislators, press, and allies are paying attention to how policy decisions affect Maine women. Join us to help raise the visibility of Maine women, learn more about policies that will impact our lives during this session, and strengthen your skills to advocate on the issues that matter most to you.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Maine State House & Cross Office Building, Augusta
Please wear RED!
Register here: http://bit.ly/womensday2016
Need more reasons to join us for Women’s Day at the State House? Here are our top three:
1. When we fight for the social, political, and economic equality of women and girls in Maine, we advance rights for everyone. Policies that are good for women and families—like increasing the minimum wage and affordable health care—help ALL Mainers. Entire communities benefit when we work towards equality.
2. There’s strength in numbers. It’s crucial that our message be heard loud and clear by legislators, coalition partners, and the media—and we need them to see just how many of us care about women and families in Maine. This is a fantastic opportunity to show up and be counted—and with our morning issue briefing and afternoon workshops, you’ll gain the information and skills you need to continue to advocate for Maine women and girls all year long.
3. We’d love to see your face! We love interacting with you through social media and emails, but we simply don’t get to see supporters, advocates, and community partners enough.
MAINE WOMEN’S DAY AGENDA
8:45 AM: Registration & Tabling in the Hall of Flags
9:30 AM: Issue Briefing in the back of the Cross Café
11:00 AM: Press Conference in the Hall of Flags
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Lunch on Your Own (there is a cafeteria in the Cross Office Building)
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Workshops
~ Standing Up for Reproductive Justice
~ Raising Maine’s Minimum Wage
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Workshops
~ Changing the Conversation Around Poverty
~ Advocacy 101
We’ll be there with our partners from the Alliance for Maine Women, including the Maine Women’s Lobby, the ACLU of Maine, Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights, Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA), Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and many others. We hope you’ll join us!