Author: Laura Chaney

The woman who helped a president change America during his first 100 days: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/03/14/frances-perkins-fdr-100-days-new-deal/   Big Boss, Little Boss: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/the-uncertain-hour/big-boss-little-boss/   International Women's Day | Notable Maine women who've made their mark on the world: https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/life/people/international-womens-day-notable-maine-women-whove-made-their-mark-on-the-world/97-4bfcf52b-8eb0-457e-b869-a7ad067f0285   Frances Perkins: Architect of the New Deal and Social Security:...

The protagonists who drove the last upswing–when “I” gave way to “we”– came to be called Progressives. They were a diverse coalition whose factions often disagreed about ends and means but who shared a galvanizing belief in the power of ordinary citizens to change the...

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2020 Contact: Kristen Levesque Kristen Levesque PR & Marketing 207-329-3090 kristen@kristenlevesquepr.com The Frances Perkins Center Receives $15,000 Grant from the Belvedere Historic Preservation and Energy Efficiency Fund of the Maine Community Foundation (Newcastle, Maine) The Frances Perkins Center is pleased to announce that it has received a $15,000...

September 9, 2020 (Newcastle, Maine) The Frances Perkins Center has received a prestigious $500,000 grant from the National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures grant program to preserve and restore the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark in Newcastle, Maine. Maine Delegation Joint Statement: “The Frances Perkins Homestead...

Frances Perkins: Architect of the New Deal She designed Social Security and public works programs that helped bring millions out of poverty. Her work has been largely forgotten. https://daily.jstor.org/woman-architect-of-the-new-deal/?utm_campaign=generalmarketing&utm_content=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter...

Shining a light on Frances Perkins' legacyFinally getting her due