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UPDATE: Deadline extended! It’s not too late to add your voice- please email letters of support to protect abortion access in MA!

UPDATE: The committee will take testimony until next Monday, June 24.

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UPDATE! It’s not too late to add your voice- please email letters of support to protect abortion access in MA!

If you haven’t yet, please send a letter this weekend: A hearing has been scheduled for June 17, your letters of support are needed this week. PLEASE, USE YOUR VOICE A hearing on the ROE Act has been scheduled and the Catholic, MA GOP and anti-choice opposition are mobilizing their armies. We need to ACT to protect abortion access in

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UPDATE! MA Roe Act: Need your letters of support to protect abortion access!

UPDATE: The committee will take testimony until next Monday, June 24. PLEASE, USE YOUR VOICE A hearing on the ROE Act has been scheduled and the Catholic, MA GOP and anti-choice opposition are mobilizing their armies. We need to ACT to protect abortion access in MA.  This is what you can do now. Last week the MA Legislative Joint Committee

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Facts vs. Myths in today’s abortion rhetoric

Our leadership group has been working on a quick reference for you to use when faced with opposition to abortion care access.  Thank you to Laurie Veninger for compiling our research in an easy to read, downloadable and shareable document, Abortion Myth – Fact.  This is the same sheet in two images, click on the images to download and –

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Anti-choice Movement Rhetoric, ‘infanticide’: The Latent Misogyny of Abortion Discourse

In order to effective advocate for women’s rights to access abortions and healthcare, we we have to understand the opposition.  Unfortunately, the local and national rhetoric has taken hold, even the media is using misleading terms. We will be talking a lot about this rhetoric. We want you to be equipped with the tools to respond to these arguments with

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Thank You! Photos from events across the Cape. #STOPTHEBANS! We are taking part in the nationwide action- JOIN US

HYANNIS: ORLEANS ROTARY SANDWICH: FALMOUTH     #STOPTHEBANS! Join the Nation-wide Protests to Stop the Abortion Bans and Support the ROE Act! by Laurie V and Janet J Tuesday, May 21 at 12 noon, grab your friends, neighbors and families ad join us! If you aren’t on Cape Cod – check here for an event near you.   (If there is

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The MA Roe Act, what it is, and why it is so important now

UPDATES! The bill was passed on from the Joint Committee on Health to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. Judiciary immediately scheduled a hearing and we plan to have a presence at this hearing, join us! See more details about the hearing and how to attend. If you can’t attend we ask that you send an email with written testimony,

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STOP THE BANS We are taking part in nation-wide protests – JOIN US!

#STOPTHEBANS! Join the Nation-wide Protests to Stop the Abortion Bans and Support the ROE Act! by Laurie V and Janet J Tuesday, May 21 at 12 noon, grab your friends, neighbors and families ad join us! Follow the link to register for the event near you: Orleans Rotary Hyannis Airport Rotary Falmouth Peg Noonan Park Falmouth Public Library Vineyard Haven

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UPDATE: How did your legislator vote on the Cap on Kids!

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 also

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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.

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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 be

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You can help us get SPONSORS for these important bills, here’s how:

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 Rep

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IMMEDIATE ACTION ALERT – ACT NOW – TODAY – for Government Transparency in MA

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 YOUR

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ELECTION. All politics is local, why we must vote BLUE up and down the ballot.

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 to

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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 that

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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 ALL

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