UPDATE: The senate passed this bill and it was headed for engrossment then off to the Governor’s desk. The roll call for the vote is here. Vinnie DeMacedo supported an amendment that would have watered this bill down, but that amendment failed – this is the roll call for the amendment, he also offered his own amendment that would alsoRead more
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UPDATE: How did your senator vote? Senate to vote on a bill to make ‘conversion therapy’ illegal THURSDAY – quick action needed!
The bill, H140: An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors, would make harmful “conversion therapy” for minors, illegal. Please contact your State Senator! Details and contact info here.Read more
UPDATE: CALL TO ACTION! Call or send an email to committee members- there is no minimum age for marriage in MA!
Please share this post using the provided share buttons or this short link: https://wp.me/p76Khk-2pV Do you know in Massachusetts girls as young as twelve can marry? Do you know that that girls as young as 14 are being forced to marry much older men in this state? These marriages essentially legalize sex with under-aged girls, acts that would otherwise beRead more
UPDATE 3/5/19: Good news! This bill was voted favorably out of committee! This means it will be voted on by both the full house and senate. We will let you know when that vote is set and will ask you to contact your State Rep and Senator. We will also take action to contact the Governor and tell him notRead more
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
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
This is our closing argument for the 2018 midterms. Our inboxes are full right now with closing arguments from all of the campaigns we’ve made contact with during this election season; this is our last minute effort to talk about why this election is so important at the local level. Women’s rights are at risk. The appointment of Kavanaugh toRead 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
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
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
We are reposting this for your last minute election consideration. (updated) There are three questions on the ballot this year. We urge everyone to vote YES on question #3, more about that here. QUESTION 2 Starting with Question 2, which should be a no-brainer. Should we do whatever possible to take corporate money out of campaigns? YES! A YES voteRead more
A YES vote on question #3 in MA will maintain the rights of transgender that were established by law in 2016.Read more
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