Author Archives: Cape Cod Women for Change

Friday – One Day CALL TO ACTION – Tell Betsy DeVos to Protect Campus Sexual Assault Survivors!

Quick and Easy Action! Everything you need is here. Comments are open from 12 AM to 11:59 PM, Friday February 15. The issue regarding rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment on college campuses: In late 2018, Devos issued her own Title IX guidance, to the immediate alarm of advocates for sexual assault survivors and women’s rights groups. Among other things,

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Call to Action- Barnstable Sheriff Community Meeting re: partnership with ICE

Please join us at the Barnstable County Sheriff’s community meeting regarding the department’s partnership with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Wednesday February 13, at 3pm, 239 Main St. in Buzzards Bay (map). The information and propaganda surrounding the Barnstable County Sheriff’s signing onto the to the federal program, 287g – essentially becoming an arm of ICE – has been

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You can help us get SPONSORS for these important bills, here’s how:

Friday is the deadline for bills filed in the MA legislature for this session (2019-2020), to be sponsored. Sponsoring a bill is the first sign of support we seek from our State Senators and Representatives. The more sponsors a bill has, the better it will do on the road to becoming a law. Please call or email your State Rep

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IMMEDIATE ACTION ALERT – ACT NOW – TODAY – for Government Transparency in MA

UPDATE: This did not pass. There are still going to be times when we don’t know how our OWN reps vote, and there will still be bills allowed to DIE in committee. We will support the effort to fix this next time around, in 2 yrs, at the beginning of the next session. Please take a minute today, USE YOUR

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Indivisible Events – Two Opportunities to Get Involved in Early February, Join Us!

Outer Cape ACTIVISTS MEETUP speakers, postcards, pizza, + kid’s art table Join local activists: learn about issues support legislation all materials provided Saturday, FEBRUARY 9, 11am – 1pm, Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, Mass. 02667, info: 508 237 3133   ~ this event is free ~ Presented by: Cape Cod Student Activists, Cape Cod Women for Change,capecool.org, Climate Action, Indivisible

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REMINDER: Sexual Health Lobby Day, Jan 17 at the MA State House to Listen, Learn and Lobby!

Cape Cod Women for Change is a cosponsor of Sexual Health Lobby Day this year, joining the list of advocacy groups below. To join us, please register here and send an email to: CapeCodWomenforChange@gmail.com so we can make arrangements to carpool or meet you there if you are making your own arrangements.

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REMINDER THURSDAY, 1/3: Join Cape & Islands Indivisibles’ Rally at Congressman Keating’s CD-9 Office in Hyannis to Ring in a New Year of Progressive Action!

Whose House? Our House!

Join Cape & Islands Indivisibles: Lower Cape Indivisible, Indivisible Outer Cape, Cape Cod Women for Change and Martha’s Vineyard Indivisible, to rally at Congressman Keating’s Office to Rally for Progressive Legislation in the New Congress! Celebrate our historic wins in the midterms, hear about progressive priorities for 2019, and thank Congressman Keating for his work on our behalf. Cupcakes for all!

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Why We Will Win.

There is only one thing I can thank Donald Trump for. Without him, I would not have met hundreds of amazing people from across Cape Cod, from across MA, and indeed, from all across the country. All of them with a single-minded, laser focus on one thing: stopping this nightmare. The nightmare didn’t begin in 2016 and it will not end in 2018 or 2020. We aren’t naïve; we know this.

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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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ELECTION. All politics is local, why we must vote BLUE up and down the ballot.

This is our closing argument for the 2018 midterms.  Our inboxes are full right now with closing arguments from all of the campaigns we’ve made contact with during this election season; this is our last minute effort to talk about why this election is so important at the local level. Women’s rights are at risk. The appointment of Kavanaugh to

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These are the MA legislators who signed a letter opposing AGs decision to enforce laws banning assault weapons

IS YOUR STATE REP OR SENATOR ON THIS LIST? The list is at the bottom of this page.  This post explains the letter.  This is the second in a series of posts about our Attorney General’s efforts to enforce Massachusetts’s assault weapons ban and clamp down on the sale of copycat weapons cable of the same type of shootings that

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Know before you vote, how does your State Rep and State Senator rate on guns?

This post is a copy of our page: Cape Cod’s State Senator and State Rep’s NRA and gun groups grades and endorsements 2018: At this point none of our State Reps and Senators have applied for endorsement with the MA affiliate of the NRA, GOAL. Perhaps as the local and national conversation has turned towards more sensible gun control. But,

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ELECTION: Know your elected officials’ records and endorsements

Updated information, including printable graphics about the three State Rep races on Cape Cod. Candidates: Tim Whelan votes against legislation that protects our safety and against low-income families, Steve Leibowitz is a better choice. Will Crocker has filed bills and voted against women, families and LGBTQ, Paul Cusack will actually represent us! Randy Hunt votes against low-income families, LGBTQ and

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CONGRATULATIONS! Why Ron Bergstrom is a better choice for Barnstable County Commissioner

UPDATE:  Ron Bergstrom WON – the seat was flipped! Congratulation Ron and thank you to everyone who supported him and who voted for him. What is a Barnstable County Commissioner? The Barnstable County Commission is a unique, and often overlooked, government structure intended to serve the needs of residents of all fifteen towns of Cape Cod. The Commissioners act as

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