JOIN US! Women’s Voices Matter, A Panel Discussion with The ACLU and NARAL
This event is free of charge. Donations for materials and supplies are welcome, you can donate here.
Our first meeting (in May) was a success! We filled the room we rented to capacity. (More on this meeting and the information we shared in a future newsletter and post.) Now we want to invite you to an event in a larger venue! We want to fill the space to capacity, so please share this post with anyone you think would be interested. We are already well on our way with reservations, thanks to our Facebook page.
June 21, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Unitarian Church of Barnstable, 3330 Main Street, Barnstable Village, MA. 02630
Not far from Exits 6 and 7 off of Rt 6 see map here
Make reservations here, with Eventbrite.
Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from the *ACLU Massachusetts and *NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts.
We will learn about each of these organizations, the state legislation they support, and the ways we can use our voices to protect and increase our rights and access to the services we’ve been fighting for, for decades. Representatives from these groups will also discuss how we can use our voices in the upcoming elections.
Our panel discussion will include background information about the ACLU and NARAL, the issues each organization works on, the legislation they advocate for and will include an opportunity to ask questions. (We will gather questions from those who have registered, before the event.). See more about each organization below.
*American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
The ACLU of Massachusetts was formed in in 1920, the same year as the national ACLU. As the first state affiliate in the ACLU network, the ACLU of Massachusetts remains a nationwide leader in defense of civil rights and civil liberties.
The ACLU of Massachusetts works in courts, the legislature and in communities to advance a range of issues. This list of issues includes links to more information about each subject on their website:
- Ending the death penalty
- Ending the drug war
- Equal rights
- Freedom of expression and association
- Freedom of religion and belief
- Immigrants’ rights
- Open government
- Police accountability
- Racial justice
- Reproductive freedom
- Voting rights
Learn more about the ACLU of MA on their website: https://aclum.org
*National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts mobilizes thousands of supporters across the state to stand up for reproductive rights, works to elect pro-choice candidates and pass pro-choice legislation, conducts research on reproductive health access, and leads initiatives aimed at improving reproductive health equity in the state.
At NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts fights to protect and expand reproductive rights and freedoms, and equitable treatment for women and families at every level of government. They organize their members to accomplish this by pressuring lawmakers and corporations, working to elect pro-choice champions and changing the conversation ahead of monumental State Supreme Court decisions. This list of issues includes links to more information about each subject on their website:
- Archaic Laws
- Birth Control
- Confidentiality in Healthcare
- Ending Pregnancy Discrimination
- Lift the Cape on Kids
- Paid Family Leave
- Sex Education
Learn more about NARAL Pro-Choice MA on their website: https://prochoicemass.org/
We are excited about the energy we’ve felt from so many of you!
Let’s get ready to use our voices for women, not just on Cape Cod, but across the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts!
Seating is limited!
(If you see errors or omissions please contact CapeCodWomenforChange@gmail.com)
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