#ThisMaineWoman social media campaign advocates for admirable women in Maine

(NEWS CENTER) -- A social media campaign is celebrating women in Maine and encouraging them to vote this election.

#ThisMaineWoman, which was launched by the Maine People's Alliance on October 30, is aimed to trend statewide.

"There are so many women leaders to celebrate in Maine who often work behind the scenes and out of the spotlight," Maine People's Alliance Associate Director Amy Halsted told NEWS CENTER. "Polls show that women will ultimately determine the outcome of this election, from the makeup of the Maine legislature to the passage of ballot initiatives to the Presidential and Congressional races."

Many people on Facebook have been posting about the women they admire in Maine and why.

"We wanted to celebrate the achievements of the countless Maine women who are leading efforts to improve life for Maine people, sometimes in the headlines, but more often behind the scenes. #ThisMaineWoman provides an online space for women to celebrate each other’s work to build strong organizations, lead issue and candidate campaigns, and advance social justice. In an election year with a woman major party candidate for president for the first time in US history, and ballot initiatives like Question 4 whose passage would be a huge win for women in Maine, the time felt right to hold up examples of women’s (often under-celebrated) achievements and show what is possible through women’s leadership." - Halsted

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