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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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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: 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 – 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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