A YES vote on question #3 in MA will maintain the rights of transgender that were established by law in 2016.Read more
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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 andRead more
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 ofRead more
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! AskRead more
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 largerRead more
UPDATE, it’s WORKING- almost there! CALL TO ACTION: Help protect immigrants in MA – the vote is Tuesday May 22
Please take quick action and share! You can call any time of day or any day of the week and leave a message, or send an email at any time. Time is running out. Please make a call or send an email.Read more
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 thisRead 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
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
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 post was originally published last June, but has become more relevant again and appears to be circulating again. We’ve learned that this bill is the type of bill the NRA wants filed, it is seen as a wedge, to work legislative language that favors more permissive gun laws into our legislation, bit by bit. The fact that these stateRead 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
Join us Saturday, January 20 at the Falmouth Public Library, at 2pm
There will be a screening of the Women’s March film, followed by action. We will fill out postcards to send to our legislators and the judiciary committee for the *Act to End Child Marriage in Massachusetts.
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
PASSED!!! While congress is considering the future of our healthcare – MA legislators are considering a bill that will continue to provide protect the access to contraceptives that the Republicans in Congress plan to remove. We need your voice! Find a Fact Sheet on this bill here: ACCESS Fact Sheet_CFC_ Please consider submitting written testimony to NARAL Massachusetts. They willRead more