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‘Little Beards’ Tops Maine Women’s Lobby “Top 5 Story List”

Posted on December 31, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |

Via Maine Women’s Lobby comes the following:

It’s that time of year again when we look back at the work we did together. Throughout this past year, we fought against roll-backs to child labor laws, chemical reform protections, reproductive freedom, same-day voter registration, and the Maine Human Rights Act. We sent you action alerts, and you sent thousands of messages to law-makers.

And the winner is:

1. beards?
February 23, 2011 – This alert was about this (now famous) quote by Governor LePage, “The only thing that I’ve heard is if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst case is some women may have little beards.”

The Governor’s quote referred to a proposal to roll-back the chemical policy reform that Maine has been leading the nation with. Well, you said “not so fast, Governor.” You sent over 900 messages.

You helped to stop the roll-back.

It’s worth watching that moment again:

Yeah- good stuff there. Within the first few opening weeks of his administration, Paul LePage demonstrated what would soon become his trademark in Augusta- dismissing portions of concerned Maine citizens/ voting demographics while revealing a remarkable level of ignorance on basic facts, rarely seen so openly and blatantly in politics.

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