The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is pleased to announce our recent sponsorship of the Maine Women’s Policy Center’s 15th annual Girls’ Day at the State House.
Girls’ Day, which took place on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at the Maine State House in Augusta, served as an opportunity for young girls to learn about our state’s government and the legislative process. The event was attended by more than 100 eighth-grade female students from all across Maine.
Working with lobbyists, journalists and communications professionals, participants of this year’s event were taught how to testify at a public hearing, create a message and organize a mock press conference. In addition, the girls held a mock debate to argue for or against an actual bill that is currently being discussed, met several elected and appointed female leaders and got to explore the State House during a scavenger hunt.
Founded in 1990, the Maine Women’s Policy Center aims to enhance the social and political status of women and girls in Maine by teaching them valuable leadership skills and helping them to find and amplify their voices within society and public policy.
From Senator Margaret Chase Smith to Senator Olympia Snowe, Maine has a history rich with female political leaders. The Maine Women’s Policy Center and Girls’ Day at the State House help to perpetuate this tradition for future generations.
According to the Maine State Government, there are:
- 45 women in the House
- 7 women in the Senate
- 52 women in the Legislature as a whole
In the 2008 Presidential Election:
- Women accounted for 53% of all voters
- 56% of women voted for President Obama
The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, with five women attorneys and over forty female legal professionals on staff, proudly supports the Maine Women’s Policy Center and Girls’ Day at the State House for the powerful messages and inspiration they give to females in Maine.
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