UPDATE: The senate passed this bill and it was headed for engrossment then off to the Governor’s desk. The roll call for the vote is here. Vinnie DeMacedo supported an amendment that would have watered this bill down, but that amendment failed – this is the roll call for the amendment, he also offered his own amendment that would alsoRead more
Monthly Archives: March 2019
UPDATE: How did your senator vote? Senate to vote on a bill to make ‘conversion therapy’ illegal THURSDAY – quick action needed!
The bill, H140: An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors, would make harmful “conversion therapy” for minors, illegal. Please contact your State Senator! Details and contact info here.Read more
BE THE DRAGON! By Laurie Veninger Recently, I have been reading Rebecca Traister’s Good and Mad, about the amazing history of the women’s movement and the often unspoken anger that propels it. It is not new to me that women are viewed and judged differently to men; that a woman speaking passionately is often deemed hysterical; that a wronged womanRead more
The US House of Representatives will be voting on H.R.7 – Paycheck Fairness Act the week of March 25. It’s important that we contact our Members of Congress (MoC) regardless of party – anytime between now and MONDAY!Read more
UPDATE: CALL TO ACTION! Call or send an email to committee members- there is no minimum age for marriage in MA!
Please share this post using the provided share buttons or this short link: https://wp.me/p76Khk-2pV Do you know in Massachusetts girls as young as twelve can marry? Do you know that that girls as young as 14 are being forced to marry much older men in this state? These marriages essentially legalize sex with under-aged girls, acts that would otherwise beRead more
UPDATE: The House passed a bill to make ‘conversion therapy’ illegal in MA. How did your Rep vote? Senate is next.
The bill, H140: An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors, would make harmful “conversion therapy” for minors, illegal. Please contact your State Rep!Read more
Ron Beaty: How did your delegate vote? Barnstable Assembly passes a resolution to condemn “hate speech”
The Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates voted on a resolution condemning hate speech, see the list of who voted for and against. Read the language of the resolution and learn what you can do.Read more
Please contact your assembly-person and ask them to support a Hate Speech Condemnation Resolution on their 3/6/2019 agenda. And, if you can, attend the meeting!Read more
UPDATE 3/5/19: Good news! This bill was voted favorably out of committee! This means it will be voted on by both the full house and senate. We will let you know when that vote is set and will ask you to contact your State Rep and Senator. We will also take action to contact the Governor and tell him notRead more
We’ve shared some news stories about the impact of not vaccinating children on our Facebook page and have been surprised at the numbers of people who not only want to defend their decisions to not vaccinate and insist it’s their “right,” but share information suggesting that vaccinating is more dangerous than not vaccinating. There are six of us who workRead more