Use your voice! Will your legislator support local immigrants?

The Safe Communities Act is stuck in committee and will die there, without ever making it to the floor for a legislative vote if the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security doesn’t act by FEBRUARY 7. This would mean the people we elect to serve us in the state legislature would not have the opportunity to REPRESENT us. Furthermore, Cape Cod has now become more anti-immigrant, as our own sheriff has now agreed to take money from the federal government to make his deputies extensions of ICE.

Call to Action: Immigration in MA, tell legislators and the governor to support ‘The Safe Communities Act’

Contact the chairs of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, the bill is sitting in this committee and will get nowhere if they don’t vote it out of committee and move it to the floor for a vote- DEADLINE Feb 7.
Among other things this bill, filed in both the MA house and the senate, operates within federal laws, despite what critics and opponents will say. Let’s be clear, this would not defy federal laws and subject us to the loss of federal funds. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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!

Take Action: Help Collect Signatures for $15 Minimum Wage and Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance

Raise UP Massachusetts and the Social Justice Coalition are running a petition drive to get signatures to put Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance and $15 Minimum Wage on the ballot in 2018, details below. Volunteers are needed to collect signatures, there will be a training here on Cape Cod on Thursday, September 7 at 5:30…

Do you want to be more involved in what we are doing?

We have events coming up in the fall that we need help organizing, advocacy that needs to be shared and we want to hold our first general meeting in September or October, one we are considering a postcard party for women where we will fill out and mail postcards to legislators at all levels of government advocating for the legislation and issues that are important to women and families.

Opportunity: ACL Forum in Provincetown

The opportunities to learn and lead, to get involved, are starting up again this fall. Our sister organization, Indivisible Outer Cape is holding an ACLU Forum, a chance to learn about how you can help defend our democracy and use your voice to advance Massachusetts legislation.

Issues Alert: Housing Court Expansion Meeting on Cape Cod

BARNSTABLE HEARING DATE CHANGE: Barnstable Hearing: Monday, October 30 from 8:30 -10:30 a.m Meeting Location: The Harborview Conference Room, County Complex, 3195 Main St. Barnstable MA 02630 Local Host: Cape & Islands Regional Network on Homelessness RSVP: KCallahan@barnstablecounty.org One of the issues on our priority state legislation list is the funding of a housing court…