Laura Fortman, Commissioner of Labor and former director of the Maine Women's Lobby/Maine Women's Policy Center does a brilliant job explaining the complexities of the wage gap on this episode of Maine Watch.
The prospects for working women are bleak, and the wage gap remains stuck at $0.77 to men's $1.00. This means that thousands of Maine children live in poverty and maine families struggle because maine women are not earning a living wage.
The Maine Women's Policy Center is hosting a series of breakfasts to discuss this essential issue, as well as other public policy ideas that could help Maine families.
Register now for the Breakfast of Champions!
Thursday, October 4, from 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland
Wednesday, October 10, from 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Spectacular Event Center, Bangor
Thursday, October 11, from 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle
This year's Breakfast of Champions series will make the case for why family friendly public policies should be a political priority. Joining us in Portland and Bangor will be Judith Stadtman Tucker, editor of Mothers Movement Online and advocate for sound policies that benefit mothers and families.
Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, and student tickets are $15. We are committed to representing women of all economic means; please contact us for discounted tickets. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org or
207-622-0851, ext. 22.