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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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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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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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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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Healthcare Votes Fail. Now what? First, rally planned for 7/29 – then …

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?

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CALL TO ACTION! SAVE healthcare, STOP Trumpcare, what YOU can do NOW

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.

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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 twisting

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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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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 to

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CALL TO ACTION: Planned Parenthood – AT RISK – this is it.

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 to

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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 the

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*UPDATE 3/21* CALL TO ACTION: Save healthcare or yes, people will die, unnecessarily

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. Some

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Helpful resources and background on the GOP’s efforts to ‘Repeal and Replace’ the ACA (Obamacare)

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 create

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One way to learn more: Videos about the efforts to Repeal and Replace the ACA

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 GOP

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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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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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