Category Archives: Women

Anti-choice Movement Rhetoric, ‘infanticide’: The Latent Misogyny of Abortion Discourse

In order to effective advocate for women’s rights to access abortions and healthcare, we we have to understand the opposition.  Unfortunately, the local and national rhetoric has taken hold, even the media is using misleading terms. We will be talking a lot about this rhetoric. We want you to be equipped with the tools to respond to these arguments with

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Want to help women access abortion care in the U.S.? Here is a list of abortion funds, clinics, and advocacy groups, by state.

Recently, Steph Herold, MPH used a twitter thread to share a list of organizations that work on abortion access state by state. This took a lot of work, and we should use this information. Her thread was shared via a special reader that puts it all together, I’ve created a list using the information she provided and added to it,

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Thank You! Photos from events across the Cape. #STOPTHEBANS! We are taking part in the nationwide action- JOIN US

HYANNIS: ORLEANS ROTARY SANDWICH: FALMOUTH     #STOPTHEBANS! Join the Nation-wide Protests to Stop the Abortion Bans and Support the ROE Act! by Laurie V and Janet J Tuesday, May 21 at 12 noon, grab your friends, neighbors and families ad join us! If you aren’t on Cape Cod – check here for an event near you.   (If there is

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STOP THE BANS We are taking part in nation-wide protests – JOIN US!

#STOPTHEBANS! Join the Nation-wide Protests to Stop the Abortion Bans and Support the ROE Act! by Laurie V and Janet J Tuesday, May 21 at 12 noon, grab your friends, neighbors and families ad join us! Follow the link to register for the event near you: Orleans Rotary Hyannis Airport Rotary Falmouth Peg Noonan Park Falmouth Public Library Vineyard Haven

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REMINDER THURSDAY, 1/3: Join Cape & Islands Indivisibles’ Rally at Congressman Keating’s CD-9 Office in Hyannis to Ring in a New Year of Progressive Action!

Whose House? Our House!

Join Cape & Islands Indivisibles: Lower Cape Indivisible, Indivisible Outer Cape, Cape Cod Women for Change and Martha’s Vineyard Indivisible, to rally at Congressman Keating’s Office to Rally for Progressive Legislation in the New Congress! Celebrate our historic wins in the midterms, hear about progressive priorities for 2019, and thank Congressman Keating for his work on our behalf. Cupcakes for all!

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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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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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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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JOIN US! This Sunday for a discussion about Question #3 with Julian Cyr, Sarah Peake and special guests

November’s Ballot Question #3 is putting transgender equality at risk in Massachusetts. Question #3 seeks to overturn a law passed by our legislature and signed into law by the Governor in 2016.  A “YES” vote will keep this law in place. But there are so many rumors and all kinds of misinformation out there. Join us! Ask your questions; get

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