Join Us March 25: “Women on the Issues” Panel Discussion
Come in from the Cold
Wednesday, March 25
The Hampton Inn conference room
140 Commercial Street, Bath
RSVP Now For This Important Panel Discussion:
Women on the Issues
focusing a gender lens on public policy
Women, Work & Community
Maine Women’s Lobby
Rep. Jay McCreight, HD 51
Join us next Wednesday, March 25, for a panel discussion of pending legislation with three prominent Maine women who hold important policy positions.
The bills aimed at women, whether curtailing reproductive rights or, like the LD sponsored by Rep McCreight, expanding family planning resources, are not the only significant ones.
Tax shifts to the middle class, environmental and healthcare protections, workforce rules regarding safety, wages, hours, and guaranteed sick leave, gun rights and restrictions, as well as pre-school education and adult-learning opportunities, all impact the lives of women and the economic security of their families.
Panel moderator, former State Senator Eloise Vitelli, is Director of Program and Policy for the Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community, a statewide organization whose mission is to help Maine women achieve economic success.
A former chair of Maine’s Permanent Commission on Women, Eloise attended the Fourth World Conference on Women 20 years ago in Beijing that declared “Women’s rights are Human rights.” Today she continues to lead the way on women’s issues as human issues in Maine.
Danna Hayes, Director of Public Policy at the Maine Women’s Lobby, is a graduate of the Vermont School of Law and a former community organizer for the Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative
Joyce ‘Jay’ McCreight, a first-term legislator representing Harpswell, West Bath and part of Brunswick, is a social worker and clinical counselor with outer 30 years experience working with children and families in public schools.
We hope to see you next week at the Hampton Inn and again next month, at the Topsham Town Hall for our April 20 meeting on EARTH DAY!