Conference: Ensuring Economic Security for All Women and Their Families.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn about efforts to create or change policies for women. Add your voice.

“Our goal is to develop a policy framework that serves to coordinate the efforts of all those who are actively working to increase the economic security of women and their families. This includes stakeholders from the public, private and non-profit sectors.” Get involved. Registration and information.

The first biennial New England Women’s Policy Conference, held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in the fall of 2014, was linked to the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW). The commission released its report to President Kennedy, the Congress, the Senate, and the nation in October of 1963. That report criticized the inequality women faced in many areas of American society and made a number of key recommendations on how to improve women’s lives. Unfortunately, over 50 years later, the inequality documented in 1963 persists with only modest improvement as we convene our second biennial conference. It remains striking how many recommendations from 1963 refer to issues and public policies that women are still fighting for today, from equal pay for equal work to affordable child care to paid family leave. At the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP) at UMass Boston – the hosts of this conference – we understand the importance of measuring women’s progress over the last five decades and renewing our commitment to making more substantial advances in the decades ahead. We will not wait another 50 years for equality for women and economic justice for all!

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http://scholarworks.umb.edu/newomenspolicyconf/conferenceoverview.html

2016 IWD Breakfast: Reservations Full

Based on the weather predictions for tomorrow – Friday, March 4th – the event will go on as scheduled. It appears that if it does snow, the storm will arrive after our event has completed. We look forward to seeing you!

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We are expecting a roomful of energy and ideas!

CAPE WOMEN’S COALITION’S 2016 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST, MARCH 4th

The 2016 breakfast will be held at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Cape Cod,  287 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis (link to map)

Friday, March 4, 2016 –  7:15 – 10:00 AM
You must be registered to attend and signed in before the program begins at 8:00 am. Sign-in and networking begins at 7:15.
Register with Eventbrite to get tickets:
Eventbrite - Cape Women's Coalition: 2016 International Women's Day Breakfast
2016 Theme:
“Strengthening Women’s Voices in Town Leadership – Why it Matters”KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Michelle Wu
President, Boston City Council

Wu is an attorney, the first Asian American, first woman of color, third woman to ever hold the office in the Boston City Council’s 106-year history, and Continue reading

2016 IWD Breakfast: Reservations open!

CAPE WOMEN’S COALITION’S 2016 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST, MARCH 4th

TICKETS FOR THIS YEAR’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST NOW AVAILABLE.

Seating is limited! This event will be advertised to the public, this is an opportunity to reserve your seat early.

The 2016 breakfast will be held at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Cape Cod,  287 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis (link to map)

Friday, March 4, 2016 –  7:15 – 10:00 AM
You must be registered to attend and signed in before the program begins at 8:00 am. Sign-in and networking begins at 7:15.
Register with Eventbrite to get tickets:
Eventbrite - Cape Women's Coalition: 2016 International Women's Day Breakfast
2016 Theme:
“Strengthening Women’s Voices in Town Leadership – Why it Matters”KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Michelle Wu
President, Boston City Council

Wu is an attorney, the first Asian American, first woman of color, third woman to ever hold the office in the Boston City Council’s 106-year history, and Continue reading

Special Meeting for Cape Women Considering Running for Local Office

votes-for-womenDUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT THIS GATHERING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. THE EVENT WILL NOW BE HELD:
February 25 at 8 – 10 am
at the Optimist Cafe in Yarmouth Port,
134 Rt. 6a, (just East of Willow St.)
Yarmouth Port, MA (link to map)

This gives us the opportunity to reach out to more women on the Cape. Help us spread the word! Do you know a woman who is considering running for office?

This is a special meeting for women on Cape Cod who are seriously considering campaigning for local office. This small gathering will provide a more focused discussion about what is involved in a local election. This is a great opportunity for experienced advice.  Interested women must RSVP, details below.

SPECIAL EVENT FOR CAPE COD WOMEN INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR LOCAL OFFICE

Join a small group discussion with Sarah Peake designed to help local women who are seriously considering running for office.
We are reaching out, into our Cape Cod communities, to find women who are considering running for local office. Please help us get the word out about this special event.
  • Are you considering running for public office in your community?
  • Do you have questions or concerns?
  • Would you like to join a small group discussion with State Rep. Sarah Peake?
  • Come talk to Sarah who has run for multiple elected offices and hear her advice on how to handle a campaign.

In keeping with the mission of the Cape Women’s Coalition “to encourage and support women to enter public life and become leaders through civic engagement,” we have arranged a small-group discussion lead by Sarah Peake who has run for and served both in local and state offices. If you are considering taking this step or have decided you will run, please join us.

Deadlines for “pulling papers” to run in most Cape Cod towns are coming up and we want to help local women who are truly interested in running for office to serve their local community.

RSVP a must. Please Contact Linda at (617) 620-2157 or maccebula1@verizon.net to RSVP or with any questions.

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