Friday, October 27, 2017

CCICSW REGIONAL OPEN HEARING ON WOMEN’S ISSUES

We want to hear from you! 

REGIONAL HEARING ON WOMEN’S HEALTH 
AND PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON WOMEN’S ISSUES

 The Cape Cod & Islands Commission on The Status of Women The Commission is responsible for studying, reviewing and reporting on the status of women across Cape Cod & the Islands to the State Commission. It is charged with advising our elected officials on the effect of proposed legislation on women.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:30-7:30PM 
Cape Cod Community College 
2240 Iyannough Rd.
West Barnstable Science Lecture Hall, Room C
 * Free Parking in Lots 8 or 9 * 
* Light snacks will be provided *

Oral and written testimony* will be accepted. Open to the public.

 *Testimony is simply telling us your story, challenge or concern with regards to issues that affect yourself, family and community. No experience is required to testify. This is a no judgment, safe community that wants to hear your concerns to inform our elected officials of the issues that affect their constituency.

For more information, or to RSVP, email CCICSWInfo@gmail.com 

All are invited to testify If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate, please use the above email at least 7 days prior to the hearing. To that end, the Commission conducts regional public hearings to collect testimony and opinions on women’s issues and concerns.

 Please help us get the word out to the women in our communities. Attached is a flyer both as a jpg and a pdf file for you to share. If you have a website, Facebook page, electronic newsletter or other communication tools we would appreciate your assistance to ensure the voices of local women are heard.

People are invited to speak with the Commission in person at the hearing and or submit their thoughts in writing to by email to CCICSWinfo@gmail.com


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! CCICSW Hearing in November

Cape Cod & Island Commission on the Status of Women will hold a hearing Cape Cod Community College November 15, 5:30pm More details to come, watch this space.

Friday, October 6, 2017

MEETING POSTING


(our meeting dates and locations can also be found on our calendar page)

Next meeting:

Wed. October 11th, 5-7pm

 Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St., Sandwich, Room 1







upcoming meetings (subject to change)

  • November 8th - Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd., West Yarmouth 
  • December 13th - Barnstable County Complex, Harbor View Room, 3195 Main St., Barnstable
  • January 10th - Yarmouth PD, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd., West Yarmouth 
  • February 14th - Barnstable County Complex, Harborview Room, 3195 Main St., Barnstable 
  • March 14th - TBD
  • April 11th - Barnstable County Complex, Harborview Room, 3195 Main St., Barnstable

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Needs Survey of Cape Cod and Islands Women

The Cape Cod and Islands Commission on the Status of Women (CCICSW) is conducting a survey of challenges and needs of women on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. 

The survey has been designed to assess the challenges women are facing in our region. The results will help us determine how we can serve as advocates for you and the women in your network.

This is an anonymous and completely confidential survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCICSW-NeedsAssessment-Survey-2017
The survey will be available until September 10.

Please take a minute to visit the survey link and answer the questions, then share the link with your friends, families and networks, we want to reach a wide range of women in our service area.


Thank you for your participation and help with this effort. 

Cape Cod and Islands Commission on the Status of Women. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Now Accepting Applications for CCICSW Vacant Seat

Applications are now being accepted to fill vacancies on the Cape Cod and Islands Commission on the Status of Women (CCICSW). 

(Application packet can be downloaded here.)

The Commission, which is comprised of 13 members from throughout the Cape and Islands, exists to provide a positive and effective voice for women and girls within the region.

Commissioners are drawn from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic backgrounds from throughout all towns of Barnstable and Nantucket counties including Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, Mashpee, Buzzards Bay, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster, Harwich, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is now accepting applications for

Friday, June 9, 2017

We need YOUR voice! Help move the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act forward for a vote

 

For too many women, a family member’s medical crisis means choosing between a paycheck or being a caregiver.  Sometimes there are no options, no other caregivers are available and the choice is made for them.  And, when a woman gives birth or experiences a medical crisis of her own, the risk of losing a job increases.

CCICSW supports An Act establishing a paid family and medical leave insurance program (S.1048 and H. 2172) as part of our our priority legislation. Last year this legislation was voted in by the senate, then never got a vote in the house and essentially died in the house of represenatives. We can’t let that happen this session.
Tuesday, June 13, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development will hear testimony and vote on whether to move the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act forward for a vote.

We need you to send letters of support to the committee by Monday at noon. 

What to say:
“I am submitting this letter as written testimony for your hearing on An Act establishing a paid family and medical leave insurance program (S.1048 and H. 2172.) June 13, 2017.  Please add this letter to that testimony.”
Look at these fact sheets for more about the bill:
Tell your own story – talk about a hardship you experienced that this bill may have prevented.  Talk about what this bill would mean to your security or a family member or people you know.  Or, simply state your support.  Keep it to one page. If you belong to a group, committee, consider asking if you can submit a letter on their behalf, or if you have family or friends who support this act, add their names.

Send it by email – and there is more contact information below if you want to make your letter formal.
The Joint Committee leadership is shared by both house and senate, send to all or to just one of the chairs.

Senate:
Senator Jason M. Lewis, Chair:  Jason.Lewis@masenate.gov
Senator Patricia D. Jehlen, Vice Chair:  Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov

Joint Committee on Labor
and Workforce Development
24 Beacon St. Room 511-B
Boston, MA 02133

House:
Paul Brodeur, Chair:  Paul.Brodeur@mahouse.gov
Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Vice Chair:  Tricia.Farley-Bouvier@mahouse.gov

Joint Committee on Labor
and Workforce Development
24 Beacon St. Room 472
Boston, MA 02133

And if you want to help move this bill forward – cc your email to the Speaker of the House Robert.DeLeo@mahouse.gov, and Senate President Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.gov.

Share this post with anyone who might be interested in getting this bill passed this session, let’s not allow it to die on the house floor this time!




June Meeting Posting

June 14th at the Barnstable County Complex, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA.  5-7 pm