Women Shadow Officials as Part of Maine NEW Leadership 

A half-dozen graduates of the 2009 Maine NEW Leadership Now Program were shadowing some of Maine’s most powerful women in Augusta as part of the leadership program. They hung out with Senator President Elizabeth Mitchell, Speaker of the House Hanna Pingree and Representative Emily Cain.The program aims to educate and empower college women.According to the 2006 U.S. Census women comprise 52% of the U.S. population age 18 and older in Maine, but in the current 124th Maine Legislature women hold only 31% of seats in the Maine House of Representatives and 23% of seats in the Maine Senate. For more information visit: Contact Eva McLaughlin Program Coordinator (207) 581-1646 [email protected] Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center University of Maine: (207) 581-1648