Author Archives: Cape Cod Women for Change

Does your state legislator support or oppose legislation that benefits women? These are Cape & Islands Senators’ and House Reps’ grades and endorsements regarding women’s issues

These ratings are from organizations that advocate for, or against, legislation for women. Grades are based on sponsorship of legislation and voting records. In the coming weeks we will be sharing more about our legislators’ support or opposition important to women. Planned Parenthood has not updated their ratings for 2018, but they have listed their endorsements, noted below. MA Citizens

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JOIN US! This Sunday for a discussion about Question #3 with Julian Cyr, Sarah Peake and special guests

November’s Ballot Question #3 is putting transgender equality at risk in Massachusetts. Question #3 seeks to overturn a law passed by our legislature and signed into law by the Governor in 2016.  A “YES” vote will keep this law in place. But there are so many rumors and all kinds of misinformation out there. Join us! Ask your questions; get

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Attend a Local Stop Kavanaugh Rally this Sunday!

(See a collection of articles that describe what is at risk with this SCOTUS nominee below this invitation) Join us for Lower Cape Indivisible’s #StopKavanaugh Rally! On August 26, all across the country, Americans will stand united in commitment to our freedom and our future to demand that the U.S. Senate stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a lifelong appointment

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This bill to remove archaic laws passed! YOUR VOICES WERE HEARD AND MADE A DIFFERENCE! Did you know laws still on the books in MA make abortion illegal? Threats to Roe v. Wade are threats to women’s rights in MA!

We thank each of you who made a call! This was a bit of a struggle with the numbers of pro-life legislators in MA, but it passed! We know of at least one local legislator who had told us he did NOT support this because he is pro-life, but after hearing from constituents and with an election looming, he voted

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Summary and information from our event, ‘Women’s Voice Matter’ with the ACLU and NARAL

    Thank you to all of you who came to our event Thursday! Even if you couldn’t make it, this follow-up information is important. Follow-up and Summary: We began the evening with a one-hour opportunity to meet some of the candidates who are running for state and county offices representing Cape Cod. Our incumbents were in formal session and

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Update- this did NOT PASS. Our state is now supporting sheriffs who Call to Action, Time-sensitive! PROTECT IMMIGRANTS IN MA: Quick and easy action you can take to protect immigrants in MA

The message: Family separations aren’t just a crisis at the border. Here in Massachusetts, kids are losing their parents to ICE all the time – and far too often, it’s contact with police that leads to their detention. So what is the House going to do about this?

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Thank you for making our event a success! 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.   Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from the *ACLU Massachusetts and *NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts. 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

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Help Campaign for Maura Healey and Elizabeth Warren this Saturday 6/16

Would you like to help both the Maura Healey and Elizabeth Warren campaigns at one time? Join a group of campaign canvassers in Yarmouth this Saturday, June 16. Meet at 10am at the Stop and Shop parking lot on Station ave off of exit 8. If you are interested or want more information contact Sandy Milano: Sandramilano2003@yahoo.com Both women are

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CALL TO ACTION – UPDATE -They were funded! Thank you! Help our only local family planning clinic get the funding they need from the state

Please use your voice, it is so important right now. This is another simple message you can deliver and make a difference!

Health Imperatives is a non-profit that runs our local family planning clinic, Hyannis Family Planning, and other clinics in Southeastern MA. Cape Cod Women for Change supports this clinic and will do what we can to help them achieve their goals. Federal title X funding is threatening clinics like this whose services are a necessity to those with the most need.

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Call to Action! Immigration, time-sensitive quick and easy action you can take to protect immigrants in MA

see more recent, updated Call to Action, here: Call to Action, Time-sensitive! PROTECT IMMIGRANTS IN MA: Quick and easy action you can take to protect immigrants in MA From the MA Safe Communities Coalition: Time is of the essence, the budget has to voted by the end of this month. The budget is in conference now, we need to contact

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Call to Action Quick and Easy! Please help domestic violence victims, ask your state rep to help insure Housing Court expansion is fully funded – for Cape Cod

Please share this.  It’s an important issue that isn’t getting a lot of attention.  We need a housing court on Cape Cod!  (You can send emails or make calls, or BOTH. ) Cape and Islands State Representative info, all others click here to Find Your State Rep. Background (one of the the original posts about this issue): Call to Action! Ask

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Protest the Trump Administration’s Vicious Treatment of Migrant Families

Lower Cape Indivisible, Indivisible Outer Cape Cape Cod Women for Change, Cape Cod Coalition for Safe Communities Alliance for Immigration Justice Nauset Interfaith Association and Nauset Human Rights Academy are joining to Protest the Trump Administration’s Vicious Treatment of Migrant Families SATURDAY, JUNE 9 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM* Orleans/Eastham Rotary, Rt. 6 See Google map location here. Join a

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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

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GUN BUYBACK in Falmouth Saturday, June 9

Residents wanting to dispose of unwanted firearms in their homes will have the opportunity at a Falmouth Gun Buyback Coalition event, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, from 9 AM to noon at Falmouth Police Station. The coalition will give gift certificates to Shaw’s grocery store,  $75 for a semi-automatic weapons, including pistols, rifles and shotguns, and $50 for

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