Tag Archives: housing

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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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 expansion. A message from Annette

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Call to Action! Please send letters of support for Housing Court to State Budget Committee

We need you send/email to letters of support! The Housing Court is a layer of protection for women who rent. MA has adopted the key provisions of the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and parts are related to issues with landlords. Housing Courts are where women can enforce these protections. There are NO Housing Courts on Cape Cod.

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Call to Action! Ask your state legislators to support bill creating a Housing Court on Cape Cod

Bill: Housing Court Expansion S.946 (Sen. Spilka) / H.978 (Rep. Walsh). Amendment to budget: 0336-0003 – Expansion of the Housing Court…$1,2000,000 PLEASE ACT ASAP – details about why this bill is important: The Housing Court has judges and staff with expertise in housing law and who are trained to provide tenants and landlords with a […]

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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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Urgent Call to Action! Please ask your state legislators to support the amendment for housing courts, this will protect women.

UPDATE: This amendment has now been filed as a bill. A full description of the bill and how you can help has been posted here on our website.       Bill: Housing Court Expansion S.946 (Sen. Spilka) / H.978 (Rep. Walsh). Amendment to budget: 0336-0003 – Expansion of the Housing Court…$1,2000,000 PLEASE ACT ASAP – details about why this

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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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February 2017 Important Local Events and Opportunities to Learn and Lead

Gus Bickford, Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman will make two appearances on the Cape this month presenting “Action plans to protect our democracy.” CAMPAIGN TRAINING SIGN UP Cape & Islands Stronger Together Saturday, February 25, 10:00am-5:00pm Cape Space, 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601 Please note that capacity for this training is limited. Space will be reserved on a first-come, first-served

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Would you like to carry her flag to the DC or Boston March?

Marianne Sweeney  wants someone to carry her flag in one of the two marches being attended by Cape Codders this Saturday. She used this flag to protest what she and other residents claimed in this Dec 2015 article, were poor conditions and abusive behavior by management in an Orleans housing. The photo of her wrapped in a flag and protesting

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Call to Action: Confirmation hearing – Dr. Ben Carson for HUD, a risk for many of our most vulnerable citizens.

Dr. Ben Carson, has called HUD programs, “a mandated social-engineering scheme.”  Now he is up for consideration, appointed by Donald Trump, to run the agency. Please speak out and speak up. (watch hearing live on you-tube) One important and often ignored program HUD is responsible for is FORECLOSURE protection. This new congress is determined to deregulate banks and these protection

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