UPDATE! MA Roe Act: Need your letters of support to protect abortion access!

UPDATE: The committee will take testimony until next Monday, June 24. PLEASE, USE YOUR VOICE A hearing on the ROE Act has been scheduled and the Catholic, MA GOP and anti-choice opposition are mobilizing their armies. We need to ACT to protect abortion access in MA.  This is what you can do now. Last week the MA Legislative Joint Committee

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Facts vs. Myths in today’s abortion rhetoric

Our leadership group has been working on a quick reference for you to use when faced with opposition to abortion care access.  Thank you to Laurie Veninger for compiling our research in an easy to read, downloadable and shareable document, Abortion Myth – Fact.  This is the same sheet in two images, click on the images to download and –

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UPDATE: CALL TO ACTION! Call or send an email to committee members- there is no minimum age for marriage in MA!

Please share this post using the provided share buttons or this short link: https://wp.me/p76Khk-2pV Do you know in Massachusetts girls as young as twelve can marry?  Do you know that that girls as young as 14 are being forced to marry much older men in this state? These marriages essentially legalize sex with under-aged girls, acts that would otherwise be

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Ron Beaty, AGAIN. What can we do? UPDATE

Update. Ron Beaty didn’t show up to face a standing room only crowd who came from all over Cape Cod to confront him. Despite his excuses of a “family emergency” during the meeting he was tweeting about the weather. The Cape Cod Times captured the meeting in a photo spread that leads with his empty desk and includes photos of

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ACTION ALERT: Trump’s Fake National Emergency Declaration – Protest on Monday, and Call or Email your MoC

Around the country, Monday, Feb 18, there are actions taking place to protest Trump’s National Emergency.  To find a rally near you – check here. On Cape Cod: Indivisible Outer Cape will gather at noon in front of Provincetown Town Hall. Lower Cape Indivisible will host a rally at noon at the Orlean’s Rotary. Falmouth Progressives will host a rally

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IMMEDIATE ACTION ALERT – ACT NOW – TODAY – for Government Transparency in MA

UPDATE: This did not pass. There are still going to be times when we don’t know how our OWN reps vote, and there will still be bills allowed to DIE in committee. We will support the effort to fix this next time around, in 2 yrs, at the beginning of the next session. Please take a minute today, USE YOUR

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Indivisible Events – Two Opportunities to Get Involved in Early February, Join Us!

Outer Cape ACTIVISTS MEETUP speakers, postcards, pizza, + kid’s art table Join local activists: learn about issues support legislation all materials provided Saturday, FEBRUARY 9, 11am – 1pm, Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet, Mass. 02667, info: 508 237 3133   ~ this event is free ~ Presented by: Cape Cod Student Activists, Cape Cod Women for Change,capecool.org, Climate Action, Indivisible

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REMINDER: Sexual Health Lobby Day, Jan 17 at the MA State House to Listen, Learn and Lobby!

Cape Cod Women for Change is a cosponsor of Sexual Health Lobby Day this year, joining the list of advocacy groups below. To join us, please register here and send an email to: CapeCodWomenforChange@gmail.com so we can make arrangements to carpool or meet you there if you are making your own arrangements.

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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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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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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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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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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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This bill to remove archaic laws passed! YOUR VOICES WERE HEARD AND MADE A DIFFERENCE! Did you know laws still on the books in MA make abortion illegal? Threats to Roe v. Wade are threats to women’s rights in MA!

We thank each of you who made a call! This was a bit of a struggle with the numbers of pro-life legislators in MA, but it passed! We know of at least one local legislator who had told us he did NOT support this because he is pro-life, but after hearing from constituents and with an election looming, he voted

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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 – 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.

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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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Call to Action Quick and Easy! Please help domestic violence victims, ask your state rep to help insure Housing Court expansion is fully funded – for Cape Cod

Please share this.  It’s an important issue that isn’t getting a lot of attention.  We need a housing court on Cape Cod!  (You can send emails or make calls, or BOTH. ) Cape and Islands State Representative info, all others click here to Find Your State Rep. Background (one of the the original posts about this issue): Call to Action! Ask

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Cape Cod Women for Change will hold meetings now. Want to join us?

(PLEASE NOTE:  We’ve had some cancellations – a couple more seats available.) After holding leadership meetings last year, we have been in a sort of holding pattern. Most of the options for places to hold meetings cost money and we had no way to legally raise even the small amounts needed for some of the options. We are now officially

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Update IT PASSED!!!! CALL TO ACTION: Help pass the Red Flag bill that will protect us from guns in the wrong hands!

(more calls to action that need your support here: CALLS TO ACTION: What you can do NOW!) UPDATE: The House of Represenatives passed this bill, now it’s up to the senate! Please send a message or call your State Senator, contact info below. UPDATE: The Massachusetts Police Chief Association has ENDORSED THIS BILL! But that does NOT MEAN YOUR STATE

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Housing, healthcare, reproductive rights, abuse: A local woman shares her story of resilience

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 me

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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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MA NRA affiliate holding a women’s gun summit this weekend, co-sponsored by your tax dollars

This weekend a two-day event titled “Massachusetts Women’s Leadership and Firearms Summit” is being by co-sponsored by Gun Owners Action League (GOAL.) GOAL is the NRA affiliate organization that filed a lawsuit against Maura Healey seeking to overturn the MA assault weapon ban. The State Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is also a co-sponsor and they will be hosting at their 

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The NRA filed a lawsuit against Maura Healey and the MA assault weapon ban; the judge found in favor of US

This is the third in series of articles about our assault weapons ban here in MA, challenges by the NRA and support for those challenges by legislators, several representing Cape Cod.  More pieces coming over the next couple of weeks, including legislation supported by NRA lobbying. In July, 2016, Attorney General Maura Healey issued a directive to gun-dealers and manufacturers

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Did you know 2 Cape and 4 Plymouth district state reps are trying to put guns in schools?

This post was originally published last June, but has become more relevant again and appears to be circulating again.  We’ve learned that this bill is the type of bill the NRA wants filed, it is seen as a wedge, to work legislative language that favors more permissive gun laws into our legislation, bit by bit.  The fact that these state

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Quick and Easy Action! GUNS: A bill allowing abusers to carry concealed state to state and a bill to fix NICS

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CCWFC thanks the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence for providing this information. This post is regarding two bills one dangerous, one that is a first step to help protect us all, especially victims of domestic violence. They both passed the House, and now will be voted on in the senate.

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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – Boston meeting

We’ve heard from many of you about wanting to get more involved in actions against gun violence. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a partner of the Everytown for Gun Safety groups that resulting from pain turned into action after the Sandy Hook massacre. There is a Moms Demand Action chapter in every state. Do you want

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ACT NOW Call to Action: Send a quick email to protect women’s medical privacy, TODAY.

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 – you

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Contact legislators, tell them to STOP child marriage in MA!

THIS BILL DID NOT GET VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE. WHY NOT?  WE ARE ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS AND WILL LET YOU KNOW. MEANTIME, REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU ARE VOTING FOR STATE LEGISLATORS. ASK THEM TO COMMIT TO SUPPORTING THIS BILL NEXT YEAR. LEARN THEIR POSITION ON THIS BILL AND OTHER BILLS THAT IMPACT WOMEN.  (stay tuned)     Do you know

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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.

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Calls to Action – A Pep Talk!

“Don’t get distracted! It’s happening now! Use your voice! Use it now!” It works! Even before the inauguration and the Marches on Washington and around the country, your voice is needed. First, millions of us spoke up by contacting legislators in Washington, contacting the press and using social media to oppose the GOP’s first move: to eliminate the Office of

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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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REMINDER: You Know Us: Women Speak Out About Abortion – Sat. July 27, 7pm

1 in 4 women have had an abortion by age 45. You know us. Hear Us. Saturday, July 27, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM Cotuit Center for the Arts, Schoolhouse Meeting Room (End of path at rear left lot near the Administration Building) One in four American women have had an abortion by age 45. That means that you or someone you

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LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY: Take part in a vigil for migrants July 12 – info on local and national events – FINAL UPDATE

This post includes the latest updated list of events on Cape Cod and Plymouth.  Other locations in MA or around the country are here. Lights for Liberty vigils, rallies and demonstration will be going on all over the country on Friday, July 12 to protest the conditions and circumstances that lead to human beings being kept in cages in horrific

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LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY: Take part in a vigil for migrants July 12 – info on local and national events – UPDATED

updated list Lights for Liberty vigils, rallies and demonstration will be going on all over the country on Friday, July 12 to protest the conditions and circumstances that lead to human beings being kept in cages in horrific conditions.  Cape Cod, the Islands and Plymouth event details are below. For locations across the county look here – note: these events

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(SOLD OUT – new event Aug 4, details coming.) Saving Our Democracy: A Strategic Reason to Ditch Mitch – Join us for a HO-DOWN

DitchMitch 2020: Join Indivisible Outer Cape for the 2nd in a 6-part Cape-and-Islands-wide fundraising effort by IOC, Lower Cape Indivisible, Indivisible Martha’s Vineyard and Indivisible Nantucket on behalf of Indivisible Kentucky. We’re hosting a fabulous Hoe-Down Fundraiser on Wednesday, July 10 from 6-8PM. Bluegrass music by the Bourbon Sunset Trio! Libations by Truro Vineyards! Good ole-fashioned home cookin’ (pulled chicken, rice, farm-fresh

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SEATS STILL AVAILABLE! Learn more about Barnstable County Govt, prepare for the 2020 county election.

As Ron Beaty embarrassed us across the country, we wondered how and why he won his election. We learned that many of us on Cape Cod just don’t understand what County Government is and what it’s function is on the Cape.  Beaty’s seat and a few of the assembly seats are up for reelection as part of the busy 2020

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UPDATE! It’s not too late to add your voice- please email letters of support to protect abortion access in MA!

If you haven’t yet, please send a letter this weekend: A hearing has been scheduled for June 17, your letters of support are needed this week. PLEASE, USE YOUR VOICE A hearing on the ROE Act has been scheduled and the Catholic, MA GOP and anti-choice opposition are mobilizing their armies. We need to ACT to protect abortion access in

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IMPEACHMENT: It’s time. Please use these tools to contact your MoC

Would you consider a small donation to help with the costs of this website and the work we do? Indivisible has provided us with a fundraising platform so that we can avoid the out-of-pocket expenses that come with keeping this movement alive.  You can donate here. It’s time for action! It’s time for, at the very least, an ‘impeachment inquiry’

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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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The MA Roe Act, what it is, and why it is so important now

UPDATES! The bill was passed on from the Joint Committee on Health to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. Judiciary immediately scheduled a hearing and we plan to have a presence at this hearing, join us! See more details about the hearing and how to attend. If you can’t attend we ask that you send an email with written testimony,

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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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