Many Show for Women’s Day at the State House
Take into account Maine women and their families.That message was delivered loud and clear to lawmakers in Augusta on Tuesday as they consider a new budget.Women from throughout the state turned out for Women’s Day at the State House.Organizers say they want to make sure decisions being made by our elected officials reflect the priorities of Maine’s women.”Many of the decisions that are made here in the State House affect women,” said Eliza Townsend, Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Lobby. “The state budget is one of those in particularly. Last year’s did a terrible disservice to women. So we wanted to remind our policy makers that we are 51% of the population.”Women dressed in red filled the Hall of Flags as a sign of solidarity.