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TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Contact legislators, tell them to STOP child marriage in MA!

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

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Use your voice! Will your legislator support local immigrants?

The Safe Communities Act is stuck in committee and will die there, without ever making it to the floor for a legislative vote if the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security doesn’t act by FEBRUARY 7. This would mean the people we elect to serve us in the state legislature would not have the opportunity to REPRESENT us. Furthermore, Cape Cod has now become more anti-immigrant, as our own sheriff has now agreed to take money from the federal government to make his deputies extensions of ICE.

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Call to Action: Immigration in MA, tell legislators and the governor to support ‘The Safe Communities Act’

Contact the chairs of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, the bill is sitting in this committee and will get nowhere if they don’t vote it out of committee and move it to the floor for a vote- DEADLINE Feb 7.
Among other things this bill, filed in both the MA house and the senate, operates within federal laws, despite what critics and opponents will say. Let’s be clear, this would not defy federal laws and subject us to the loss of federal funds. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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CALL TO ACTION: Add your voice to STOP Child Marriage in MA!

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 that

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Call to Action: Make your voice heard, contact state legislators, support safe communities!

Cape Cod Women for Change supports and endorses the Safe Communities Act! Please contact your state reps and senators, and the governor – all info is at the bottom of this post. From the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA): Make your voice heard and support safe communities! From the Boston Tea Party to the anti-slavery and marriage equality

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Call to Action! Ask your state legislators to support bill creating a Housing Court on Cape Cod

Bill: Housing Court Expansion S.946 (Sen. Spilka) / H.978 (Rep. Walsh). Amendment to budget: 0336-0003 – Expansion of the Housing Court…$1,2000,000 PLEASE ACT ASAP – details about why this bill is important: The Housing Court has judges and staff with expertise in housing law and who are trained to provide tenants and landlords with a […]

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*RESERVATIONS CLOSED* Join Us for Women’s Advocacy Day on Beacon Hill! (No experience necessary)

If you regsitered and want to travel with us or meet us at the statehouse, please contact CapeCodWomenforChange@gmail.com RESERVATIONS CLOSED. Join us as we lobby for women May 17, 2017, Women’s Advocacy Day at the State House. During the coming week, we will list a series of bills, their details and information to help you lobby. Each of these bills

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Urgent Call to Action! Please ask your state legislators to support the amendment for housing courts, this will protect women.

UPDATE: This amendment has now been filed as a bill. A full description of the bill and how you can help has been posted here on our website.       Bill: Housing Court Expansion S.946 (Sen. Spilka) / H.978 (Rep. Walsh). Amendment to budget: 0336-0003 – Expansion of the Housing Court…$1,2000,000 PLEASE ACT ASAP – details about why this

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CALL TO ACTION – Healthy Youth Sex Education Bill – contact your state legislators

UPDATE: THIS BILL HAS PASSED THE SENATE BUT STILL WE NEED THE HOUSE TO Please send an email or make a phone call to your State House Representative and ask them to support this bill. Cape and Islands legislators contact here. If you don’t know who your state rep is check here. Find your legislator’s contact information here. Please leave

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Call to Action: Immigration in MA, tell your legislator and the governor to support ‘The Safe Communities Act’

Over the next few weeks we will introduce you to several bills that impact women and families in MA. We encourage you to contact your state senator and state rep. For those of you on Cape Cod, sponsorship (those who have signed on to commit to support these bills) is pretty much along party lines. We have work to do. 

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ACTION ALERT: Contact state legislators – support the MA Trust Act, protect immigrants!

This bill is in danger of dying in committee – please see the latest post about this and what you can do to move it out of committee and onto the floor for a vote. (Thanks to the Action Together Massachusetts Facebook Page for this alert!) This is how we will get things done. We must be vigilant and stand

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