Friday is the deadline for bills filed in the MA legislature for this session (2019-2020), to be sponsored. Sponsoring a bill is the first sign of support we seek from our State Senators and Representatives. The more sponsors a bill has, the better it will do on the road to becoming a law. Please call or email your State RepRead more
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UPDATE: This did not pass. There are still going to be times when we don’t know how our OWN reps vote, and there will still be bills allowed to DIE in committee. We will support the effort to fix this next time around, in 2 yrs, at the beginning of the next session. Please take a minute today, USE YOURRead more
These are the MA legislators who signed a letter opposing AGs decision to enforce laws banning assault weapons
IS YOUR STATE REP OR SENATOR ON THIS LIST? The list is at the bottom of this page. This post explains the letter. This is the second in a series of posts about our Attorney General’s efforts to enforce Massachusetts’s assault weapons ban and clamp down on the sale of copycat weapons cable of the same type of shootings thatRead more
This post is a copy of our page: Cape Cod’s State Senator and State Rep’s NRA and gun groups grades and endorsements 2018: At this point none of our State Reps and Senators have applied for endorsement with the MA affiliate of the NRA, GOAL. Perhaps as the local and national conversation has turned towards more sensible gun control. But,Read more
THANK YOU PAUL! Will Crocker has filed bills and voted against women, families and LGBTQ, Paul Cusack will actually represent us!
Thank you to Paul and his hard-working team for a hard fought race. This was the closest race against a state rep incumbent here on the Cape. We will be watching our legislators’ sponsorships and votes. Download a copy formatted to 4 to a page During the two years since Will Crocker was elected, he has done little for ALLRead more
UPDATE: Julian won – thank you to Julian and his hard working team! We are reposting this for your last minute election consideration! (This post has been updated.) Julian’s experience and ability to understand his constituency have served us well. He is hard working and that is reflected in the number and importance of the bills he’s filed, the moneyRead more
Update: Randy Hunt won reelection. Thank you Jack Stanton for all of your effort. We will watch for you in the future. Randy Hunt votes against low-income families, LGBTQ and receives low grades from women’s organizations. Jack Stanton will work for ALL of us. We are republishing this post with updates for your election consideration. 5th Barnstable District. (What districtRead more
Vinny deMacedo’s record reflects hard right positions are not representative of his district. Deb Rudolf is a better choice.
We are reposting this for your last minute election consideration (with updates.) Viriato (Vinny) deMacedo’s record demonstrates that he is not representing us. He is not responsive to constituents who want to discuss legislation he won’t support. He is another example of a legislator who works for the right-wing of his party and narrow special interests. He refuses to provideRead more
A YES vote on question #3 in MA will maintain the rights of transgender that were established by law in 2016.Read more
(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 officiallyRead more
Update IT PASSED!!!! CALL TO ACTION: Help pass the Red Flag bill that will protect us from guns in the wrong hands!
(more calls to action that need your support here: CALLS TO ACTION: What you can do NOW!) UPDATE: The House of Represenatives passed this bill, now it’s up to the senate! Please send a message or call your State Senator, contact info below. UPDATE: The Massachusetts Police Chief Association has ENDORSED THIS BILL! But that does NOT MEAN YOUR STATERead more
The state senate has already passed this bill, it needs to pass the house. Let’s make sure our youth have the knowledge they need to make the right decisions.Read more
Federal Judge decision upholding MA assault weapon ban confirms that assault weapons, in all states, are NOT protected under the 2nd Amendment.
Thank you Attorney General Maura Healey. Her Federal Court victory on Friday, April 6, 2018, has set a national precedent. We’ve been posting a series on the effort Maura Healey has made on our behalf to enforce the assault weapons ban by banning copycat weapons that had been slightly altered and sold as “compliant,” and the gun lobby’s effort toRead more
This weekend a two-day event titled “Massachusetts Women’s Leadership and Firearms Summit” is being by co-sponsored by Gun Owners Action League (GOAL.) GOAL is the NRA affiliate organization that filed a lawsuit against Maura Healey seeking to overturn the MA assault weapon ban. The State Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is also a co-sponsor and they will be hosting at theirRead more
AG Maura Healey closed loopholes and enforced laws banning the sale of assault rifles in MA. The NRA is fighting back.
This is the first of four posts about AG Maura Healey’s actions to protect us, and the NRA and their legislators efforts to stop her.Read more
THIS BILL DID NOT GET VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE. WHY NOT? WE ARE ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS AND WILL LET YOU KNOW. MEANTIME, REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU ARE VOTING FOR STATE LEGISLATORS. ASK THEM TO COMMIT TO SUPPORTING THIS BILL NEXT YEAR. LEARN THEIR POSITION ON THIS BILL AND OTHER BILLS THAT IMPACT WOMEN. (stay tuned) Do you knowRead more
THIS BILL DID NOT GET VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE. WHY NOT? WE ARE ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS AND WILL LET YOU KNOW. MEANTIME, REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU ARE VOTING FOR STATE LEGISLATORS. ASK THEM TO COMMIT TO SUPPORTING THIS BILL NEXT YEAR. LEARN THEIR POSITION ON THIS BILL AND OTHER BILLS THAT IMPACT WOMEN. (stay tuned) Do you know thatRead more
The opportunities to learn and lead, to get involved, are starting up again this fall. Our sister organization, Indivisible Outer Cape is holding an ACLU Forum, a chance to learn about how you can help defend our democracy and use your voice to advance Massachusetts legislation.Read more
This call comes from Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) Please share with your networks – we want an overwhelming show of support: Hundreds of people were at the State House Friday to show their support for the Safe Communities Act, which has a hearing from 10 am to 3 pm before the Joint Committee on Public Safety andRead more
Now this bill is heading to a hearing in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on June 9th, and we need letters sent to the committee members, as written testimony.Read more