Breakfast Program: Let’s Continue to March Forward

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We are looking forward to this year’s breakfast this Friday!  As promised, this is a preview of our program for this year’s breakfast:

  • Welcome Liz Rabideau
  • Message From Elizabeth Warren
  • Remarks from Premier Sponsor, Cape Cod 5 Cents Savings Bank Anne Bailey Berman
  • Remarks from Amelia Earhart Sponsor, Cape Air Dan Wolf
  • We Marched and Were Heard Stories from the March
  • In Washington, Robbin Orbison
  • In Boston, Katia Regina Dacunha
  • On Cape Cod Flannery Rogers
  • Action Workshops
    • Speak Out: Let Our Representative Know Elizabeth Harder
    • Where and How You Can Be Active: Amy Sharpe/Kathy Teahan
    • Cape Women Influencing Legislation: Know Your Community Penelope Duby
  • Closing Words From Cape Women’s Coalition
  • Get Involved Andi Genser
  • Women’s Voices (Poem) Kristin Knowles

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Attending Organizations:
League of Women Voters CIVIC
Engage SWIFT
WE CAN Independence House
Cape Cod Women’s Association PATH
Commission on the Status of Women
American Association of University Women

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Breakfast tickets now available

This year’s breakfast reservations filled within days of our announcement.  Sign up to receive our emails to be among those notified as soon as reservations are available for next year’s breakfast and more events this year!

CWC’s Fourth Annual
International Women’s Day Breakfast

Let’s Continue to March Forward!

March 10, 2017
7:15 AM to 10:00AM
Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Cape Cod
287 Iyannough Rd., Hyannis
map/directions

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We need YOU! This year’s International Women’s Day Breakfast needs your help

Be a Patron.

The Cape Women’s Coalition endeavors to keep its program free and open to all women who want to learn and participate in civic engagement.  To ensure this we need your assistance. Become a patron of this year’s breakfast and help bring other events throughout the year.
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Abigail Adams: ($100 and above) Mrs. Adams an outspoken woman who let others know how she felt through her writing.Donate Button with Credit Cards ______________________

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Harriet Tubman ($250 and above) Mrs. Tubman, a woman of action rescuing some 70 slaves in 13 expeditions.
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Susan B. Anthony ($500 and above) Miss Anthony held a pivotal role in women’s suffrage. In 1863 conducting the largest petition drive in US history up to that time.Donate Button with Credit Cards_______________________

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You can become a patron with an online donation, or by sending a check payable to WILPF to L Cebula, PO Box 157 Harwich Port MA 02646.

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The Cape Women’s Coalition relies on donations to keep our breakfast, events and workshops available to all women free of charge,  and we need your support.

We expect more than 200 women to attend our breakfast this year, and we want to keep this event free of charge for everyone. We can’t do that without help from our community.

A donation for as little as $20 will sponsor one breakfast, $40 for two and $200 for ten.

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You can donate online or by sending a check payable to WILPF to L Cebula, PO Box 157 Harwich Port MA 02646.

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We are grateful to you for helping us make this breakfast and our events available to all women.

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We need more women in local leadership, here’s how to get involved

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It’s time for Cape women to get involved in local government.

As this chart clearly demonstrates, the ratio of women to men serving on local boards, committees, and commissions is out of balance. Women’s perspectives and voices need to be a part of the decision making that determines our quality of life on Cape Cod today and in future.

In 2015 and 2016, women made up slightly more than a quarter of the chief executive and policy making bodies of Cape Cod towns. Twenty-two of 83 (27 percent) town councilors and selectmen were women.

However, in 2016, two towns – Bourne and Orleans — had no women on their select boards. In general, planning boards and zoning boards of appeals had even lower total numbers of women (22 percent and 12 percent, respectively). Bourne and Eastham have no women on their planning boards, but, in Dennis and Brewster, women are majorities on the planning boards. In 2014, the number of women on planning boards and finance committees was slightly higher than in 2015 and 1016. Housing committees continue to have the highest numbers of female members.

Join a board, committee or commission because you want to make a difference!

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The Cape Women’s Coalition Needs YOU

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

REMINDER – Getting Involved: Serving on Town Boards and Committees

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“If you don’t have a seat at the table, you may find yourself on the menu!”
Senator Elizabeth Warren, March 4, 2016

 Join us for our next  Cape Women’s Coalition’s event:

Getting Involved: Serving on Town Boards and Committees

Thursday, April 28, 2016, from 6:00 – 8 p.m.
The Solarium on the 2nd floor Lorusso Technology Building
Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Rd., West Barnstable
(Parking lots 9, 10, recommended – elevator to 2nd FL and handicap parking available)

AGENDA

  • Welcome by Co-Chairs – Liz Rabideau & Maggie French
  • Overview of Cape Women’s Coalition and Opportunities in Local Government – Sue Rohrbach & Elisa Zawadzkas
  • Small group table discussions – What does serving on boards & committees involve? Talk to women who’ve been there.  Share your experiences and get your questions answered.  Learn what a CWC point person does.

Admission is free, light refreshments served.

RSVP appreciated but not required: capewomenscoalition@gmail.com

Donations are welcome.

Download and print invitation/flyer for this event

Getting Involved: Serving on Town Boards & Committees

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“If you don’t have a seat at the table, you may find yourself on the menu!”
Senator Elizabeth Warren, March 4, 2016

 Join us for our next  Cape Women’s Coalition’s event:

Getting Involved: Serving on Town Boards and Committees

Thursday, April 28, 2016, from 6:00 – 8 p.m.
The Solarium on the 2nd floor Lorusso Technology Building
Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Rd., West Barnstable
(Parking lots 9, 10, recommended – elevator to 2nd FL and handicap parking available)

AGENDA

  • Welcome by Co-Chairs – Liz Rabideau & Maggie French
  • Overview of Cape Women’s Coalition and Opportunities in Local Government – Sue Rohrbach & Elisa Zawadzkas
  • Small group table discussions – What does serving on boards & committees involve? Talk to women who’ve been there.  Share your experiences and get your questions answered.  Learn what a CWC point person does.

Admission is free, light refreshments served.

RSVP appreciated but not required: capewomenscoalition@gmail.com

Donations are welcome.

Download and print invitation/flyer for this event

Thank You! 3rd Annual IWD Breakfast

The Cape Women’s Coalition would like to thank everyone who attended the 3rd Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast: Strengthening Women’s Voices in Local Leadership – Why It Matters.

There will be many additional ways for everyone to engage and participate in upcoming workshops and gatherings.

Please stay connected. Sign up for our enewsletter and “like” us on Facebook!

-Liz Rabideau, Co-Chair Cape Women’s Coalition

(Do you have photos of the event you’d like to share? Send them to CapeWomensCoalition@gmail.com)

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:
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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