Family Values @ Work

On the edge of our seats in Maine

March 16, 2010

After a work session on March 8, Maine’s paid sick day bill remains tabled in Labor Committee. With a few days to mull over the policy, the Committee will come back this Thursday, March 18, with a vote on L.D. 1665.

In the meantime, Maine voters are registering their support. Activists have left more than 750 phone messages with lawmakers, placed over 20 letters to the editor in daily papers, and logged150 e-mails to the Governor and legislators since the start of the legislative session. Hundreds of supporters have come to the state house in three separate action days to talk to legislators directly.

In a major push, MomsRising, Maine People’s Alliance and Maine Women’s Lobby members joined to deliver personalized fortune cookies to lawmakers. Our favorites:

  • “Bold legislation will bring great fortune. Do not fear the Chamber of Commerce.”
  • “Healthy workplaces are worth a fortune. Support paid sick days.”
  • “Bring good fortune to Maine’s families with paid sick days.”

Will they listen? Stay tuned.

The Maine Women’s Lobby blog ( is where you can find daily updates on the campaign.



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