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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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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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‘Be the Dragon!’ Thoughts on our righteous anger

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 woman

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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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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 ALL

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Thank you Jack Stanton for a race well-run!

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 district

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Thank you Steve!

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 supports

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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 provide

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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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