Category Archives: election

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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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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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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THANK YOU PAUL! Will Crocker has filed bills and voted against women, families and LGBTQ, Paul Cusack will actually represent us!

Thank you to Paul and his hard-working team for a hard fought race. This was the closest race against a state rep incumbent here on the Cape. We will be watching our legislators’ sponsorships and votes. Download a copy formatted to 4 to a page During the two years since Will Crocker was elected, he has done little for ALL

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CONGRATULATIONS! State Senator Julian Cyr has been an important asset to all of us!

UPDATE: Julian won – thank you to Julian and his hard working team! We are reposting this for your last minute election consideration! (This post has been updated.) Julian’s experience and ability to understand his constituency have served us well. He is hard working and that is reflected in the number and importance of the bills he’s filed, the money

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Thank you Jack Stanton for a race well-run!

Update: Randy Hunt won reelection. Thank you Jack Stanton for all of your effort. We will watch for you in the future. Randy Hunt votes against low-income families, LGBTQ and receives low grades from women’s organizations. Jack Stanton will work for ALL of us. We are republishing this post with updates for your election consideration. 5th Barnstable District. (What district

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Thank you Steve!

Whelan won this election. Thank you to Steve and his hard-working team! We will continue to watch our state representative’s bill sponsorships and votes. We are republishing this post with updates for your election consideration. First Barnstable District. (What district are you in? Check here) Steve Leibowitz has been involved in the political arena for years. He understands and supports

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Vinny deMacedo’s record reflects hard right positions are not representative of his district. Deb Rudolf is a better choice.

We are reposting this for your last minute election consideration (with updates.) Viriato (Vinny) deMacedo’s record demonstrates that he is not representing us. He is not responsive to constituents who want to discuss legislation he won’t support. He is another example of a legislator who works for the right-wing of his party and narrow special interests.  He refuses to provide

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Questions 1 and 2, a no-brainer and a bit of controversy

We are reposting this for your last minute election consideration. (updated) There are three questions on the ballot this year.  We urge everyone to vote YES on question #3,  more about that here. QUESTION 2 Starting with Question 2, which should be a no-brainer.  Should we do whatever possible to take corporate money out of campaigns? YES! A YES vote

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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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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 know 2 Cape and 4 Plymouth district state reps are trying to put guns in schools?

This post was originally published last June, but has become more relevant again and appears to be circulating again.  We’ve learned that this bill is the type of bill the NRA wants filed, it is seen as a wedge, to work legislative language that favors more permissive gun laws into our legislation, bit by bit.  The fact that these state

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