Category Archives: Cape Cod

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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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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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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Cape Cod Women for Change will hold meetings now. Want to join us?

(PLEASE NOTE:  We’ve had some cancellations – a couple more seats available.) After holding leadership meetings last year, we have been in a sort of holding pattern. Most of the options for places to hold meetings cost money and we had no way to legally raise even the small amounts needed for some of the options. We are now officially

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Housing, healthcare, reproductive rights, abuse: A local woman shares her story of resilience

Consider this Cape Cod woman’s story of resilience and ask yourself if we are doing enough. On Being Resilient. by Meaghan Mort My story of resilience begins when I was in middle school if I recall correctly (this was some time ago), when a neighbor sexually assaulted me. He asked me to “come here” because he “needed to show me

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The NRA filed a lawsuit against Maura Healey and the MA assault weapon ban; the judge found in favor of US

This is the third in series of articles about our assault weapons ban here in MA, challenges by the NRA and support for those challenges by legislators, several representing Cape Cod.  More pieces coming over the next couple of weeks, including legislation supported by NRA lobbying. In July, 2016, Attorney General Maura Healey issued a directive to gun-dealers and manufacturers

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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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Did you attend a ‘March for Our Lives’ event? Share your experience with us. And, what’s next?

Did you attend a #MarchforOurLives event? We invite you to share your experiences and feedback in comments here, by messenger on our Facebook page, or email and we will share them here on our website. Photo Albums (will be updated if new photos are shared): Hyannis     —   Falmouth —  Photos from around the country/world     SO, NOW THAT YOU’VE

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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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In recognition of V-Day20 – End Violence Against Women and Girls, a performance of The Vagina Monologues at the Tilden Arts Center

A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls as well as those who identify as female, with three special performances of Eve Ensler’s award winning play, “The Vagina Monologues” on February 21st at 2 and 7 pm and February 22nd at 7 pm in the Studio Theatre of the Tilden Arts Center. The talented cast includes current and former students, faculty, staff and members of the community

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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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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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Cape Cod Women’s March and Women’s March Film Screening/Postcard Party and more!

Cape and Islands Women’s March on the Village Green at 11am. Gather on the Village Green for speakers then a march down to Sea Street. Join us Saturday, January 20 at the Falmouth Public Library, at 2pm for the Women’s March Film and then writing postcards to our legislators and the judiciary committee for the Act to End Child Marriage in Massachusetts!

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JOIN US for an Emerge Workshop! Run for office, organize in your community or just get involved.

JOIN US! WANTED: Women who want to learn about becoming active and involved.  Cape Cod Women for Change is hosting an Emerge workshop September 30, from 10-1pm at the Falmouth Public Library (in the Hermann Room – downstairs) 300 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540 (see map.)  Register here, or on the Emerge website. This workshop is for Democratic and progressive

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