Category Archives: Massachusetts

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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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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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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Federal Judge decision upholding MA assault weapon ban confirms that assault weapons, in all states, are NOT protected under the 2nd Amendment.

Thank you Attorney General Maura Healey.  Her Federal Court victory on Friday, April 6, 2018, has set a national precedent. We’ve been posting a series on the effort Maura Healey has made on our behalf to enforce the assault weapons ban by banning copycat weapons that had been slightly altered and sold as “compliant,” and the gun lobby’s effort to

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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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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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CALL TO ACTION – Time sensitive – Bill eliminates requirements that teens under 18 get written permission for abortions

H. 3649, An act to ensure teen safety, has been scheduled for a hearing on September 12th, beginning at 1:00 PM in room A1.  This bill is on Cape Cod Women for Change’s Priority Legislation list. If you can’t make it to the State House, you can submit written testimony to NARAL by the end of the day, Friday September

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Call to Action! Please send letters of support for Housing Court to State Budget Committee

We need you send/email to letters of support! The Housing Court is a layer of protection for women who rent. MA has adopted the key provisions of the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and parts are related to issues with landlords. Housing Courts are where women can enforce these protections. There are NO Housing Courts on Cape Cod.

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Call to Action! Ask your state legislators to support bill creating a Housing Court on Cape Cod

Bill: Housing Court Expansion S.946 (Sen. Spilka) / H.978 (Rep. Walsh). Amendment to budget: 0336-0003 – Expansion of the Housing Court…$1,2000,000 PLEASE ACT ASAP – details about why this bill is important: The Housing Court has judges and staff with expertise in housing law and who are trained to provide tenants and landlords with a […]

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*RESERVATIONS CLOSED* Join Us for Women’s Advocacy Day on Beacon Hill! (No experience necessary)

If you regsitered and want to travel with us or meet us at the statehouse, please contact CapeCodWomenforChange@gmail.com RESERVATIONS CLOSED. Join us as we lobby for women May 17, 2017, Women’s Advocacy Day at the State House. During the coming week, we will list a series of bills, their details and information to help you lobby. Each of these bills

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Senator Markey will hold a ‘Town Hall’ in Orleans on Thursday April 20

So happy we were able to find this event. We’ve been hoping to see Bill Keating at his own event, but when we took a closer look at Senator Markey’s invite, we find Rep Keating will join him.  Thank Senator Markey if you attend, and ask Rep Keating if he will hold a town hall of his own.  (He will

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Urgent Call to Action! Please ask your state legislators to support the amendment for housing courts, this will protect women.

UPDATE: This amendment has now been filed as a bill. A full description of the bill and how you can help has been posted here on our website.       Bill: Housing Court Expansion S.946 (Sen. Spilka) / H.978 (Rep. Walsh). Amendment to budget: 0336-0003 – Expansion of the Housing Court…$1,2000,000 PLEASE ACT ASAP – details about why this

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April 2017 Important Local Events and Opportunities to Learn and Lead

April 3-6: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Events See flyer with details Tuesday, April 4 at 9:30am: We meet with Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Students. Wednesday, April 5 at 1:00pm: We welcome the senior community, at the Sandwich Council on Aging, 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd., East Sandwich. (PUBLIC INVITED). Thursday, April. 6 at 10:00am: We meet with Nauset Regional

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CALL TO ACTION – State: Immigration Advocacy and an Opportunity to Advocate on Beacon Hill

This is an opportunity to join others from around the state to learn, lobby and become leaders on this issue. We’ve had several people respond to our newsletter and survey who are interested in working on this issue at the state, local and national level and will be organizing a working group. (Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed

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*UPDATE 3/21* CALL TO ACTION: Save healthcare or yes, people will die, unnecessarily

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. Some

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If you can’t get to the Marches – particpate virtually or live stream

If you know of a live-stream of either march please share. VIRTUAL MARCH ON WASHINGONTON FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Activism isn’t always accessible — and the Women’s March on Washington is no exception. For people who might not have the physical ability or stamina to join Saturday’s massive public protest, disability activists created the Disability March — an online movement

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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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It’s an important question: What do I wear to a protest march in January?

Thousands of women are committed to march in solidarity in Washington DC and around the country – on a January day. Here in MA our march will be in Boston and we can expect similar weather. This article has received a lot of attention because women are creatures of preparation. The author has updated it after receiving even more information

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