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,Read more
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UPDATE: How did your senator vote? Senate to vote on a bill to make ‘conversion therapy’ illegal THURSDAY – quick action needed!
The bill, H140: An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors, would make harmful “conversion therapy” for minors, illegal. Please contact your State Senator! Details and contact info here.Read more
UPDATE: The House passed a bill to make ‘conversion therapy’ illegal in MA. How did your Rep vote? Senate is next.
The bill, H140: An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors, would make harmful “conversion therapy” for minors, illegal. Please contact your State Rep!Read more
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 CitizensRead more
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 votedRead more
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.Read more
“Don’t get distracted! It’s happening now! Use your voice! Use it NOW!” Each one of us is the constituent of many different legislators, federal, state and local. Our voice important and our input should be valuable to everyone who represents us, regardless of party. If you think your legislator will support a bill that you want passed and you don’tRead more
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 – youRead more
What now? We watch. We wait. We remain vigilant. The ACA needs fixing. Either Congress works in a bipartisan way (more likely in the senate) or Trump can take actions and make problems worse, increase costs, inflame destabilized insurance markets ….
Start the next steps by joining our brothers and sisters from Lower Cape Indivisible Sat (7/29) – Then, what’s next?Read more
What is going on in our government right now is atrocious. Thirteen white, male, U.S. senators are crafting legislation that will impact all of us, and will effect 1/6 of the US economy in secret, behind closed doors. Mitch McConnell is going to allow this bill to go to a vote NEXT WEEK without ANY public hearings, and will manipulate rules to prevent any amendments. We must speak up and speak out NOW!! Here’s what you can do.Read more
URGENT CALL TO ACTION – Call! Congress claims to have the votes! They will vote to repeal and replace healthcare THURSDAY, May 4
Contact your own members of Congress, script etc below, then ask anyone with a GOP rep to call. Then contact reps here: https://trumpcaretoolkit.org/ Republicans are saying they HAVE THE VOTES. While we were watching the FBI director describe feeling “nearly nauseous” about his press conference about Hillary emails just before the election … the GOP was behind closed doors twistingRead more
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 billsRead more
Advocacy works. Pat yourselves on the back, read awesome feedback from legislators and organizations, and get ready for whatever comes next
To all of you who made calls, clicked through and read our posts, read other groups calls to action, made calls, shared with friends, and remained persistent, it worked. Advocacy, speaking out, speaking up, communicating with legislators, works. And, if you have yet to make a call, you can see now that it makes a difference. There is more toRead more
This vote on the Trump – GOP “repeal and replace” healthcare bill is not just about cutting coverage, increasing premiums, giving tax cuts to the wealthy etc. One aspect that we, as women, must not allow to get lost in the noise is the plan to “defund” Planned Parenthood. Please make a separate call or send a separate email toRead more
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 are not hearing from us; they ALL need to hear from us! This post includes the latest updates. Please use your voice. Today.Read more
Resistance may be good for you! The Balancing Act: Women’s March and a little advice from the experts
Taking Care while you Take Action Reflect and Resist About half-way through a recent conference call with one of the national organizations working on resistance, a guest speaker was introduced, he invited all 40 thousand + people to practice breathing exercises. “Who has time for this!?” I thought to myself. But his voice was soothing and I began doing theRead more
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. SomeRead more
Be sure to visit our: CALL TO ACTION: Save healthcare or yes, people will die, unnecessarily So far, different aspects of this bill have passed through two committees in the house, with little fanfare and without the numbers that revealed the true costs that were released by the GOP-lead Congressional Budget Office. If there is more information we will createRead more
Be sure to visit our: CALL TO ACTION: Save healthcare or yes, people will die, unnecessarily This is an excellent summary of what is actually being proposed and what it would mean/do. Ezra Klein. Best line, “The more health you would need, the less you would get.” A new Kennedy carries on the fight and speaks out against the GOPRead more
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 hearingRead more