Maine’s congressional delegation greets NEW Leadership students

We are celebrating the ninth annual Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership program!

Maine’s congressional delegation welcomed the students to the 2017 with these video addresses:

Senator Susan Collins
Senator Angus King
Representative Chellie Pingree
Representative Bruce Poliquin

A group of 28 outstanding college students from 14 institutions around the state took part in the residential conference to strengthen political skills such as public speaking, networking, advocating for a cause and running for public office.  These future leaders participated in workshops hosted by leading figures from politics, business and education. The program ran June 1–6 at the UMaine campus.

Each year the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center hosts this six-day undergraduate student leadership program for women to educate, engage and empower young leaders. For more information visit