Category Archives: Equal Rights

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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A long list of policies Trump has UNDONE so far, under-reported but SO important!

This list was taken from a recent Washington Post article and is being updated. This is so important, so much of this impacts our daily lives, yet we know nothing about it.  Among the results of these reversals?  Companies with federal contracts don’t have to comply with laws that protect women in the workplace, states have fewer limits on drug-testing

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ACTION ALERT: Contact state legislators – support the MA Trust Act, protect immigrants!

This bill is in danger of dying in committee – please see the latest post about this and what you can do to move it out of committee and onto the floor for a vote. (Thanks to the Action Together Massachusetts Facebook Page for this alert!) This is how we will get things done. We must be vigilant and stand

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Men who ‘get it’ give renewed hope for the future

.. a guy who volunteers as an escort at an abortion clinic to protect women as they walk past protesters who can be pretty awful as you know, posted this today about an experience he had. He’s given permission to share it. It brought tears to my eyes and i hope you will read it and share it. We are blessed to have male feminist who support us, and who ‘get’ it this way.

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Share your New Year’s message with Women’s March organizers!

If you have time at the last minute and can take on a creative project due tomorrow (I learned about this, this morning…) Greetings from the Women’s March on Washington social media team! Next Sunday, January 1st, we would like to kick off the new year by showing the world that the Women’s March is truly a worldwide movement. We’ll

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Appalling silence can’t mask a gathering roar

(shared with us and published in the Cape Cod Times) By Janet Murphy Robertson An unapologetic disseminator of hate will soon roam the halls of the White House as “chief strategist and senior counselor.” Left to stand, this appointment will be a moral stain on our country and an omen of much more to come. It transforms the president-elect’s campaign

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Feminist Scholars: The Election of Donald Trump

A statement from those who study, research, educate, and write about women, women’s issues, women’s history etc. A STATEMENT BY FEMINIST SCHOLARS ON THE ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, a sizeable minority of the U.S. electorate chose to send billionaire Donald Trump, an avowed sexist and an unrepentant racist, who

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Community Forum: Threats to liberties, rights and our planet, post-election

Join us for a public forum:“Come Together, Act Together: Protecting Ourselves, Our Neighbors, Our Civil Liberties and Our Planet Post-Election,” Thursday, December 15, at 7 PM in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room at Falmouth Public Library. This community conversation will address the immediate threats our community faces and what specific responses and actions community members might take locally, working together

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Our Selfish Loss – December 2017

It is a self-absorbed lament, but the feelings are real and I believe there are many women feeling the same way, especially women of a certain age.We fear this new government will abandon our country’s cultural diversity envied throughout the world; that racism, nationalism, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia will be the forces that control policy and become our foundation. We worry that …

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