Tag Archives: Advocacy

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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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.

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

See more updated/recent post re: getting involved here. Next meeting, August 23rd, at 6:30, more information below. We have heard from many of you that you are interested in doing more. This is how you can be more involved: We need your help, your voice, your emails, and if you are interested, we could use your help with organizing and

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Join us for ‘Women Organizing to Win’ an EMERGE workshop for women who want to be involved

Missed it? Don’t worry, we will hold another workshop with Emerge in September! Stay tuned! Sign up for our newsletter! Women Organizing to Win Presented by Emerge Massachusetts for women who are interested in becoming leaders, organizers or just become more involved in their community May 20th from 10:00-1:00 p.m. at the Cape Cod Media Center 17 Shad Hole Rd,

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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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CALL TO ACTION – Healthy Youth Sex Education Bill – contact your state legislators

UPDATE: THIS BILL HAS PASSED THE SENATE BUT STILL WE NEED THE HOUSE TO Please send an email or make a phone call to your State House Representative and ask them to support this bill. Cape and Islands legislators contact here. If you don’t know who your state rep is check here. Find your legislator’s contact information here. Please leave

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UPDATED: March 2017 Important Local Events and Opportunities to Learn and Lead

updated 3/14/2017 If you care about our water – please read and attend: The Barnstable County Commissioners are trying to desolve our county-wide water protection collaborative: Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative ** Timely** The Barnstable Assembly of Delegates, the legislative wing of county government, will take up the fate of the Cape Cod Water Protection Collaborative budget at a hearing

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Still time! Call to Action: Sexual Health Lobby Day!

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 […]

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Call to Action: Sexual Health Lobby Day

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 more

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UPDATED- NEW CALL TO ACTION: Tell the Senate Committee NO to Rex Tillerson, NO to Russia!

Rex Tillerson’s connections to Russia are even more clear after Wednesday’s hearings, he would benefit from a removal of sanctions that prevent Russia for drilling for oil in the US. The biggest beneficiaries of removing those sanctions are Russia and Exxon, billions of dollars are at stake.

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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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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.

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Share your New Year’s message with Women’s March organizers!

If you have time at the last minute and can take on a creative project due tomorrow (I learned about this, this morning…) Greetings from the Women’s March on Washington social media team! Next Sunday, January 1st, we would like to kick off the new year by showing the world that the Women’s March is truly a worldwide movement. We’ll

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Knit, crochet or sew a cap for women marching in Jan. 21 march in DC

(Thanks to Naomi Keeling of Falmouth for bringing this to our attention!) Help support women marching in Washington D.C. on January 21 by knitting, crocheting or sewing a cap and sending a message! The Pussyhat Project includes a downloadable pdf with a pattern: The Women’s March on Washington D.C. is happening January 21, 2017! The Pussyhat Project launched Thanksgiving weekend! As

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Community Forum: Threats to liberties, rights and our planet, post-election

Join us for a public forum:“Come Together, Act Together: Protecting Ourselves, Our Neighbors, Our Civil Liberties and Our Planet Post-Election,” Thursday, December 15, at 7 PM in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room at Falmouth Public Library. This community conversation will address the immediate threats our community faces and what specific responses and actions community members might take locally, working together

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Senate to vote this Saturday – need your help! PAID FAMILY and MEDICAL LEAVE

Please note: this was 2016 – The senate passed the bill, the house never voted. It died there. Don’t let that happen during this session! SEE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BILL FILED THIS LEGISLATION From Raise Up MA (PFML is supported by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women) : Breaking news! The Senate will be voting on Paid Family and

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