Category Archives: Call to Action

CALL TO ACTION! Call or send an email to committee members- there is no minimum age for marriage in MA!

Do you know in Massachusetts there is no minimum age to be married?  Do you know that that girls as young as 14 are being forced to marry much older men? This essentially legalizes sex with an under-aged girl, an act that would otherwise be considered illegal under Massachusetts statutory rape laws. 2019 End Child Marriage Fact Sheet for 191st

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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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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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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – Boston meeting

We’ve heard from many of you about wanting to get more involved in actions against gun violence. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a partner of the Everytown for Gun Safety groups that resulting from pain turned into action after the Sandy Hook massacre. There is a Moms Demand Action chapter in every state. Do you want

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ACT NOW Call to Action: Send a quick email to protect women’s medical privacy, TODAY.

THANK YOU FOR USING YOUR VOICES! IT PASSED! They got the message that this bill had a lot of support across our commonwealth! We need your voice to support protecting women’s healthcare confidentiality. NOW! Please share this post! Please send an email or call your state Senators by 7am Wednesday morning! if you are not from Cape Cod – you

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Contact legislators, tell them to STOP child marriage in MA!

THIS BILL DID NOT GET VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE. WHY NOT?  WE ARE ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS AND WILL LET YOU KNOW. MEANTIME, REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU ARE VOTING FOR STATE LEGISLATORS. ASK THEM TO COMMIT TO SUPPORTING THIS BILL NEXT YEAR. LEARN THEIR POSITION ON THIS BILL AND OTHER BILLS THAT IMPACT WOMEN.  (stay tuned)     Do you know

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Use your voice! Will your legislator support local immigrants?

The Safe Communities Act is stuck in committee and will die there, without ever making it to the floor for a legislative vote if the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security doesn’t act by FEBRUARY 7. This would mean the people we elect to serve us in the state legislature would not have the opportunity to REPRESENT us. Furthermore, Cape Cod has now become more anti-immigrant, as our own sheriff has now agreed to take money from the federal government to make his deputies extensions of ICE.

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Two events to help keep you involved this weekend!

AFTER THE MARCH. Now what? Get involved. Two events this Sunday will include chances to take action, do some networking, and have some fun.  Both events will include opportunities to fill out postcards that will be sent to legislators. We are approaching the deadline to get two bills we support – An Act to End Child Marriage in MA and

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Call to Action: Immigration in MA, tell legislators and the governor to support ‘The Safe Communities Act’

Contact the chairs of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, the bill is sitting in this committee and will get nowhere if they don’t vote it out of committee and move it to the floor for a vote- DEADLINE Feb 7.
Among other things this bill, filed in both the MA house and the senate, operates within federal laws, despite what critics and opponents will say. Let’s be clear, this would not defy federal laws and subject us to the loss of federal funds. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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CALL TO ACTION: Add your voice to STOP Child Marriage in MA!

THIS BILL DID NOT GET VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE. WHY NOT?  WE ARE ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS AND WILL LET YOU KNOW. MEANTIME, REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU ARE VOTING FOR STATE LEGISLATORS. ASK THEM TO COMMIT TO SUPPORTING THIS BILL NEXT YEAR. LEARN THEIR POSITION ON THIS BILL AND OTHER BILLS THAT IMPACT WOMEN.  (stay tuned)   Do you know that

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Do you want to be more involved in what we are doing?

We have events coming up in the fall that we need help organizing, advocacy that needs to be shared and we want to hold our first general meeting in September or October, one we are considering a postcard party for women where we will fill out and mail postcards to legislators at all levels of government advocating for the legislation and issues that are important to women and families.

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IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION! The Senate will try to push healthcare through after this week’s break. ACT NOW!

We cannot ignore, assume, or surrender the fight against the GOP plans to decimate healthcare. the process has been insulting and more akin to a to an authoritarian dictatorship, the bill was developed and drawn up in secret, by a committee of 13 men. The Congressional Budget office has analyzed it and confirmed 22 million people would lose healthcare, and premium

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