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Summary and information from our event, ‘Women’s Voice Matter’ with the ACLU and NARAL

    Thank you to all of you who came to our event Thursday! Even if you couldn’t make it, this follow-up information is important. Follow-up and Summary: We began the evening with a one-hour opportunity to meet some of the candidates who are running for state and county offices representing Cape Cod. Our incumbents were in formal session and

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Thank you for making our event a success! Women’s Voices Matter, A Panel Discussion with The ACLU and NARAL

This event is free of charge. Donations for materials and supplies are welcome, you can donate here.   Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from the *ACLU Massachusetts and *NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts. June 21, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Unitarian Church of Barnstable, 3330 Main Street, Barnstable Village, MA. 02630 Not far from Exits 6 and 7 off of

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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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JOIN US! Women’s Voices Matter, A Panel Discussion with The ACLU and NARAL

This event is free of charge. Donations for materials and supplies are welcome, you can donate here. Our first meeting (in May) was a success! We filled the room we rented to capacity. (More on this meeting and the information we shared in a future newsletter and post.) Now we want to invite you to an event in a larger

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Call to Action, TODAY! Please help domestic violence victims, ask your state senator to fully fund a Housing Court expansion 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 over the weekend, the Senate deadline is Monday at noon) Cape and Islands Senator Contact info, all others click here to Find Your Senator.   Background (one of the the original posts about this

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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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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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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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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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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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Unanimous in the Senate, Difficult Challenges Ahead!

Thank you to all who helped by contacting your senator! Now we have the bigger challenge – getting this bill to the floor of the MA House of Representatives, preventing damaging amendments in the house, getting it voted on and passed, then encouraging the Gov to sign it into law. We will need letters to the editor(s) and messages sent

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Unanimous support in the Senate! News reports so far

Sen. Spilka’s Pay Equity Legislation Passes in Senate “Women in the Commonwealth still make only 82 cents for every dollar earned by a man,” said Senator Karen Spilka, who represents Framingham. read full story here: http://patch.com/massachusetts/framingham/sen-spilkas-pay-equity-legislation-passes-senate-0 Mass. Senate OKs Bill That Would Ensure Equal Pay January 28, 2016 2:51 PM Filed Under: CBS Boston, Massachusetts, Senate, WBZ BOSTON (AP) —

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