BE THE DRAGON! By Laurie Veninger Recently, I have been reading Rebecca Traister’s Good and Mad, about the amazing history of the women’s movement and the often unspoken anger that propels it. It is not new to me that women are viewed and judged differently to men; that a woman speaking passionately is often deemed hysterical; that a wronged womanRead more
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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 CitizensRead more
THANK YOU PAUL! Will Crocker has filed bills and voted against women, families and LGBTQ, Paul Cusack will actually represent us!
Thank you to Paul and his hard-working team for a hard fought race. This was the closest race against a state rep incumbent here on the Cape. We will be watching our legislators’ sponsorships and votes. Download a copy formatted to 4 to a page During the two years since Will Crocker was elected, he has done little for ALLRead more
Update: Randy Hunt won reelection. Thank you Jack Stanton for all of your effort. We will watch for you in the future. Randy Hunt votes against low-income families, LGBTQ and receives low grades from women’s organizations. Jack Stanton will work for ALL of us. We are republishing this post with updates for your election consideration. 5th Barnstable District. (What districtRead more
Whelan won this election. Thank you to Steve and his hard-working team! We will continue to watch our state representative’s bill sponsorships and votes. We are republishing this post with updates for your election consideration. First Barnstable District. (What district are you in? Check here) Steve Leibowitz has been involved in the political arena for years. He understands and supportsRead more
Vinny deMacedo’s record reflects hard right positions are not representative of his district. Deb Rudolf is a better choice.
We are reposting this for your last minute election consideration (with updates.) Viriato (Vinny) deMacedo’s record demonstrates that he is not representing us. He is not responsive to constituents who want to discuss legislation he won’t support. He is another example of a legislator who works for the right-wing of his party and narrow special interests. He refuses to provideRead more
(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 appointmentRead more
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 andRead more
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 ofRead more
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 largerRead more
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.Read more
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 movementsRead more
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.Read more
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 andRead more
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 theRead more
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 billsRead more
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, heRead more
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 theRead more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more