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USM Women and Gender Studies to Host U.S. Senate Candidates' Forum

The USM Women and Gender Studies program will host the “U.S. Senate Candidates’ Forum on Issues Affecting Women and Girls” on Thursday, October 4, in USM’s Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland.  A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the forum at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be broadcast live by Greater Portland's Community Radio WMPG, 90.9 and 104.1 FM.

Senate candidates Danny Dalton, Cynthia Dill, Andrew Dodge, Angus King, Charles Summers, and Stephen Woods will address a wide range of issues that affect Maine women and girls, including economic security, freedom from violence, healthcare, and civil rights.

Co-sponsors include the Maine Women’s Policy Center; USM Women and Gender Studies; AARP; American Association of University Women of Maine; Family Planning Association of Maine; Maine Children’s Alliance; and the National Council of Jewish Women Southern Maine.  

For more information, contact USM Women and Gender Studies at 780-4289.