Governor Mills Statement Honoring International Women’s Day


A PEACE Sign on Display on North Street on Munjoy HIll.

Governor Janet T. Mills, (D), Maine’s first woman governor, issued the following statement in honor of International Women’s Day:

“The barriiers and roadblocks I have encountered in my life as a woman are those faced by hundreds of women across Maine and millions more across the globe.  Despite that adversity, women are succeedng, rising to the top in business, politics and so much more. We are fighting for ourselves and for our children and grandchildren, for the equality of generations to come.  I want every little girl in Maine to grow up knowing that she can be whatever she wants, including governor of this great state, so long as she is willing to work for it.  And I want to build a state that continues to empower women and provides them with the tools that can help them succeed.  Today, on International Women’s Day, let us renew our commitment to building a state, nation, and world that values women, that promotes us as equals, that hears our voices and that empowers us to succeed.”

Governor Mills is Maine’s first woman Governor.  In her historic election, she earned more votes than any governor in state history and is first governor since 1966 to win a majorty of the voties for her first term.  She was also the first and only woman attorney general in Maine and the first women district attorney in New England.   Governor Mills  also co-founded the Women’s Lobby.