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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 share

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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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Why the issue of vaccinations hits us close to home – his name is Ollie

We’ve shared some news stories about the impact of not vaccinating children on our Facebook page and have been surprised at the numbers of people who not only want to defend their decisions to not vaccinate and insist it’s their “right,” but share information suggesting that vaccinating is more dangerous than not vaccinating. There are six of us who work

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Does your state legislator support or oppose legislation that benefits women? These are Cape & Islands Senators’ and House Reps’ grades and endorsements regarding women’s issues

These ratings are from organizations that advocate for, or against, legislation for women. Grades are based on sponsorship of legislation and voting records. In the coming weeks we will be sharing more about our legislators’ support or opposition important to women. Planned Parenthood has not updated their ratings for 2018, but they have listed their endorsements, noted below. MA Citizens

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This bill to remove archaic laws passed! YOUR VOICES WERE HEARD AND MADE A DIFFERENCE! Did you know laws still on the books in MA make abortion illegal? Threats to Roe v. Wade are threats to women’s rights in MA!

We thank each of you who made a call! This was a bit of a struggle with the numbers of pro-life legislators in MA, but it passed! We know of at least one local legislator who had told us he did NOT support this because he is pro-life, but after hearing from constituents and with an election looming, he voted

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Housing, healthcare, reproductive rights, abuse: A local woman shares her story of resilience

Consider this Cape Cod woman’s story of resilience and ask yourself if we are doing enough. On Being Resilient. by Meaghan Mort My story of resilience begins when I was in middle school if I recall correctly (this was some time ago), when a neighbor sexually assaulted me. He asked me to “come here” because he “needed to show me

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ACT NOW Call to Action: Send a quick email to protect women’s medical privacy, TODAY.

THANK YOU FOR USING YOUR VOICES! IT PASSED! They got the message that this bill had a lot of support across our commonwealth! We need your voice to support protecting women’s healthcare confidentiality. NOW! Please share this post! Please send an email or call your state Senators by 7am Wednesday morning! if you are not from Cape Cod – you

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Take Action: Help Collect Signatures for $15 Minimum Wage and Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance

Raise UP Massachusetts and the Social Justice Coalition are running a petition drive to get signatures to put Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance and $15 Minimum Wage on the ballot in 2018, details below. Volunteers are needed to collect signatures, there will be a training here on Cape Cod on Thursday, September 7 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, in

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Call to Action: Send letters of support for Paid Family and Medical Leave!

For too many women, a family member’s medical crisis means choosing between a paycheck or being a caregiver.  Sometimes there are no options, no other caregivers are available and the choice is made for them.  And, when a woman gives birth or experiences a medical crisis of her own, the risk of losing a job increases. Cape Cod Women for

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