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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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Attend a Local Stop Kavanaugh Rally this Sunday!

(See a collection of articles that describe what is at risk with this SCOTUS nominee below this invitation) Join us for Lower Cape Indivisible’s #StopKavanaugh Rally! On August 26, all across the country, Americans will stand united in commitment to our freedom and our future to demand that the U.S. Senate stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a lifelong appointment

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Summary and information from our event, ‘Women’s Voice Matter’ with the ACLU and NARAL

    Thank you to all of you who came to our event Thursday! Even if you couldn’t make it, this follow-up information is important. Follow-up and Summary: We began the evening with a one-hour opportunity to meet some of the candidates who are running for state and county offices representing Cape Cod. Our incumbents were in formal session and

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Thank you for making our event a success! Women’s Voices Matter, A Panel Discussion with The ACLU and NARAL

This event is free of charge. Donations for materials and supplies are welcome, you can donate here.   Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from the *ACLU Massachusetts and *NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts. June 21, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Unitarian Church of Barnstable, 3330 Main Street, Barnstable Village, MA. 02630 Not far from Exits 6 and 7 off of

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JOIN US! Women’s Voices Matter, A Panel Discussion with The ACLU and NARAL

This event is free of charge. Donations for materials and supplies are welcome, you can donate here. Our first meeting (in May) was a success! We filled the room we rented to capacity. (More on this meeting and the information we shared in a future newsletter and post.) Now we want to invite you to an event in a larger

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Action Needed: Contact your US Senator -tell them not to confirm Wendy Vitter, pro-life extremist, to be lifetime fed court judge. They vote this week!

Please share far and wide! Find your Senator’s contact information here. This article is a quick and easy read about who she is: Trump Judicial Pick Promoted Idea Birth Control Gets Women Killed   Wendy Vitter made headlines by refusing to answer if Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark desegregation case, was decided properly. The real scandal is her abortion beliefs.

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March 8 is International Women’s Day 2018, this year’s theme is #PressforProgress

March 8 International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme:  #PressforProgress From the International Women’s Day Organization: With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away – there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress. And with global activism for women’s equality fuelled by movements

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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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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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Call to Action: Tell MA legislators to prevent young women from becoming “Child Brides!”

Did you know that MA, has no minimum age for marriage? Minors can marry at any age with a parent’s permission and the majority of these marriages involved a child bride marrying an older man.  A bill has been filed to make it illegal for a child to be married under the age of 18 (jump to information about the

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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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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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Resistance may be good for you! The Balancing Act: Women’s March and a little advice from the experts

Taking Care while you Take Action Reflect and Resist About half-way through a recent conference call with one of the national organizations working on resistance, a guest speaker was introduced, he invited all 40 thousand + people to practice breathing exercises. “Who has time for this!?” I thought to myself. But his voice was soothing and I began doing the

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UPDATED URGENT Call to Action: Breaking News – Jeff Sessions Confirmation hearing takes on a new meaning.

This confirmation has taken on a whole new meaning. Will Sessions do whatever Trump orders him to do, despite the letter of the law? Trump fired the acting Acting US Attorney General after she declared that she would not enforce his ban on immigrant from specifically named countries – as long as they are not […]

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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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UPDATED URGENT Call to Action: Breaking News – Jeff Sessions Confirmation hearing takes on a new meaning.

This confirmation has taken on a whole new meaning. Will Sessions do whatever Trump orders him to do, despite the letter of the law? Trump fired the acting Acting US Attorney General after she declared that she would not enforce his ban on immigrant from specifically named countries – as long as they are not Christian.  Is this what we

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Appalling silence can’t mask a gathering roar

(shared with us and published in the Cape Cod Times) By Janet Murphy Robertson An unapologetic disseminator of hate will soon roam the halls of the White House as “chief strategist and senior counselor.” Left to stand, this appointment will be a moral stain on our country and an omen of much more to come. It transforms the president-elect’s campaign

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Updated: Cape Cod March on Boston -Walk in Solidarity Jan 21

UPDATE: Two buses filled, new buses added information here about a tour operator putting a bus together here. JOIN US! On the day after the inauguration, January 21, 12:00-3:00 PM on BOSTON COMMON as we walk in solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation –communities of women, immigrants, people

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