“I learned that Maine has a long history of women advocates and that I should be part of that legacy.” – Maeve, Phippsburg
On Tuesday, more than 110 eighth grade girls participated in the 20th Annual Girls’ Day at the State House. They traveled from Fort Fairfield and York, Rangeley and Princeton, Swan’s Island and Mattawamkeag, and many towns in between. They learned about the importance of women’s leadership, how ideas become law, and they strengthened their advocacy skills.
Girls’ Day is one of the best days of the year—a day filled with inspirational moments that highlight the power of raising your voice on the issues that matter most in your life.
The future of Maine was in the State House on Tuesday. But we can’t help asking ourselves, what will that future look like? What legacy will we leave those girls to build upon?
We work to empower women and girls to build a brighter future for all Mainers.
A future where all of us can meet our basic needs.
A future where we can all live our lives free from the fear of violence or assault.
A future without discrimination.
A future where our workplace policies reflect the realities of our lives today.
A future where everyone has access to a full range of health care.
“Girls should know that they can be leaders, too, and that they have a chance to speak up for what they believe.” –Diana, Glenburn
Check out the Girls’ Day at the State House Facebook page to see more pictures from this year.
Are you interested in volunteering, sponsoring, or getting your school involved in future Girls’ Days? Contact Molly at 207.622.0851 x2 or email@example.com.
“I learned a lot today about how powerful women can be.” –Alison, Etna