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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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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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Want to help women access abortion care in the U.S.? Here is a list of abortion funds, clinics, and advocacy groups, by state.

Recently, Steph Herold, MPH used a twitter thread to share a list of organizations that work on abortion access state by state. This took a lot of work, and we should use this information. Her thread was shared via a special reader that puts it all together, I’ve created a list using the information she provided and added to it,

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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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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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Do you want to be more involved in what we are doing?

We have events coming up in the fall that we need help organizing, advocacy that needs to be shared and we want to hold our first general meeting in September or October, one we are considering a postcard party for women where we will fill out and mail postcards to legislators at all levels of government advocating for the legislation and issues that are important to women and families.

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IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION! The Senate will try to push healthcare through after this week’s break. ACT NOW!

We cannot ignore, assume, or surrender the fight against the GOP plans to decimate healthcare. the process has been insulting and more akin to a to an authoritarian dictatorship, the bill was developed and drawn up in secret, by a committee of 13 men. The Congressional Budget office has analyzed it and confirmed 22 million people would lose healthcare, and premium

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Call to Action: Share your story! MA is considering a bill to protect access to contraception.

PASSED!!!  While congress is considering the future of our healthcare – MA legislators are considering a bill that will continue to provide protect the access to contraceptives that the Republicans in Congress plan to remove. We need your voice! Find a Fact Sheet on this bill  here: ACCESS Fact Sheet_CFC_ Please consider submitting written testimony to NARAL Massachusetts. They will

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Do you want to be more involved in what we are doing?

See more updated/recent post re: getting involved here. Next meeting, August 23rd, at 6:30, more information below. We have heard from many of you that you are interested in doing more. This is how you can be more involved: We need your help, your voice, your emails, and if you are interested, we could use your help with organizing and

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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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CALL TO ACTION: Planned Parenthood – AT RISK – this is it.

This vote on the Trump – GOP “repeal and replace” healthcare bill is not just about cutting coverage, increasing premiums, giving tax cuts to the wealthy etc. One aspect that we, as women, must not allow to get lost in the noise is the plan to “defund” Planned Parenthood. Please make a separate call or send a separate email to

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Updated – Urgent Call to Action: Tell your senators vote ‘no’ on Neil Gorsuch, How and Why

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS WERE A LOVE-FEST – FOR GOP! Please Act. Please contact your Senators! Everything you need is here. Update: After two hearings for this nominee, it is clear the GOP is enamered with this man. He is well-spoken, self-deprecating and uses words like, gosh, and golly. But when the Democratic members of the committee grilled him on specifics, he

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One way to learn more: Videos about the efforts to Repeal and Replace the ACA

Be sure to visit our: CALL TO ACTION: Save healthcare or yes, people will die, unnecessarily This is an excellent summary of what is actually being proposed and what it would mean/do. Ezra Klein. Best line, “The more health you would need, the less you would get.” A new Kennedy carries on the fight and speaks out against the GOP

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Still time! Call to Action: Sexual Health Lobby Day!

The event held at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 includes a sexual health fair, speakers who will share their stories of activism, “Lobbying 101” – workshop on activism, and a chance to meet with legislators. This event is sponsored by a long list of organizations at the bottom of […]

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Call to Action: Sexual Health Lobby Day

The event held at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 includes a sexual health fair, speakers who will share their stories of activism, “Lobbying 101” – workshop on activism, and a chance to meet with legislators. This event is sponsored by a long list of organizations at the bottom of the page. To learn more

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