We’ve shared some news stories about the impact of not vaccinating children on our Facebook page and have been surprised at the numbers of people who not only want to defend their decisions to not vaccinate and insist it’s their “right,” but share information suggesting that vaccinating is more dangerous than not vaccinating. There are six of us who workRead more
Category Archives: healthcare
CALL TO ACTION – UPDATE -They were funded! Thank you! Help our only local family planning clinic get the funding they need from the state
Please use your voice, it is so important right now. This is another simple message you can deliver and make a difference!
Health Imperatives is a non-profit that runs our local family planning clinic, Hyannis Family Planning, and other clinics in Southeastern MA. Cape Cod Women for Change supports this clinic and will do what we can to help them achieve their goals. Federal title X funding is threatening clinics like this whose services are a necessity to those with the most need.Read more
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 meRead more
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 – youRead more
What now? We watch. We wait. We remain vigilant. The ACA needs fixing. Either Congress works in a bipartisan way (more likely in the senate) or Trump can take actions and make problems worse, increase costs, inflame destabilized insurance markets ….
Start the next steps by joining our brothers and sisters from Lower Cape Indivisible Sat (7/29) – Then, what’s next?Read more
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 premiumRead more
What is going on in our government right now is atrocious. Thirteen white, male, U.S. senators are crafting legislation that will impact all of us, and will effect 1/6 of the US economy in secret, behind closed doors. Mitch McConnell is going to allow this bill to go to a vote NEXT WEEK without ANY public hearings, and will manipulate rules to prevent any amendments. We must speak up and speak out NOW!! Here’s what you can do.Read more
For too many women, a family member’s medical crisis means choosing between a paycheck or being a caregiver. Sometimes there are no options, no other caregivers are available and the choice is made for them. And, when a woman gives birth or experiences a medical crisis of her own, the risk of losing a job increases. Cape Cod Women forRead more
URGENT CALL TO ACTION – Call! Congress claims to have the votes! They will vote to repeal and replace healthcare THURSDAY, May 4
Contact your own members of Congress, script etc below, then ask anyone with a GOP rep to call. Then contact reps here: https://trumpcaretoolkit.org/ Republicans are saying they HAVE THE VOTES. While we were watching the FBI director describe feeling “nearly nauseous” about his press conference about Hillary emails just before the election … the GOP was behind closed doors twistingRead more
Advocacy works. Pat yourselves on the back, read awesome feedback from legislators and organizations, and get ready for whatever comes next
To all of you who made calls, clicked through and read our posts, read other groups calls to action, made calls, shared with friends, and remained persistent, it worked. Advocacy, speaking out, speaking up, communicating with legislators, works. And, if you have yet to make a call, you can see now that it makes a difference. There is more toRead more
Please make your calls today. We must tell our congressmen/women to vote against this legislation! Democrat or Republican, as shared here, Democrats report they are not hearing from us; they ALL need to hear from us! This post includes the latest updates. Please use your voice. Today.Read more
Please make your calls today. We must tell our congressmen/women to vote against this legislation! Democrat or Republican, as shared here, Democrats report they aren’t hearing from us; they ALL need to hear from us! 3/21 – House Republicans who are faltering in support of this bill met with Trump today when he visited Capital Hill to twist arms. SomeRead more
Be sure to visit our: CALL TO ACTION: Save healthcare or yes, people will die, unnecessarily So far, different aspects of this bill have passed through two committees in the house, with little fanfare and without the numbers that revealed the true costs that were released by the GOP-lead Congressional Budget Office. If there is more information we will createRead more
Be sure to visit our: CALL TO ACTION: Save healthcare or yes, people will die, unnecessarily This is an excellent summary of what is actually being proposed and what it would mean/do. Ezra Klein. Best line, “The more health you would need, the less you would get.” A new Kennedy carries on the fight and speaks out against the GOPRead more
The event held at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 includes a sexual health fair, speakers who will share their stories of activism, “Lobbying 101” – workshop on activism, and a chance to meet with legislators. This event is sponsored by a long list of organizations at the bottom of […]Read more
The event held at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 includes a sexual health fair, speakers who will share their stories of activism, “Lobbying 101” – workshop on activism, and a chance to meet with legislators. This event is sponsored by a long list of organizations at the bottom of the page. To learn moreRead more
CALL TO ACTION: Speaker Ryan declares plans to defund Planned Parenthood as well as repeal the ACA. What YOU can do.
We must speak up and speak out. The coming weeks and months your voice will be needed. Voters voices were loud and clear, flooding legislative offices, as the new GOP congress tried to eliminate the Independent Ethics Office.The withdrew their proposal. Now our voices are needed to protect women’s access to healthcare.Read more
About the Affordable Care Act. You can skip all of the propaganda by pushing the buttons in the proper sequence. Or, you can listen to hear how they’re selling this as a good thing. Paul Ryan’s office is conducting a phone poll, hoping to hear overwhelming opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Here’s how you can participate: Call (202) 225-0600….Read more