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Recent Events

H-2B Visa Forum

H-2B Visas and Seasonal Guest Workers


On Saturday February 9, the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area held a forum at the Harwich Cultural Center on H2-B visas and the Cape Cod economy.

Issues discussed included

The importance of the H2-B visa program to the Cape's economy, seasonally and year-round.
The difficulty of filling seasonal jobs with local workers or college-age workers (due to issues including housing expenses, the conflict between an extended tourist season and a longer college schedule).
The difficulty and expense of filling jobs with H2-B visa workers.
The loss of the "returning worker exemption" of past years.

Panelists were:
Wendy Northcross, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
Andrew Nelson, Aide, U.S. Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA)
Julian Cyr (D-Truro), State Senator, Cape Cod District
Amy Voll, executive administrator of Mac's Seafood, Wellfleet

See the Cape Cod Chronicle's article about the forum
Cape Cod Chronicle: They're Searching for Seasonal Workers to Keep cape Economy Humming

Annual Meeting 2018

Annual Meeting in Dennis 2018
Alisa Magnotta Galazzi, CEO of HAC

Annual Meeting 2017

Economics Club Meeting

Karen Mazza, Debra Dagwan and Renate Sands met with the Economics Club to talk about civic engagement and how to run for office.

Prof. Gautam, the club advisor, is also in the picture.

Picture by Renate Sands

Legislative Breakfast - Held 03/24/2017

The Legislative Breakfast is held at Cape Cod Community College. Our loical legislators, members/guests and students were invited to attend.

Cocktails and Conversation

Dolphin Restaurant, Barnstable

2016 Don't Just Stand There Run! Workshop

The LWVCCA, the Cape Cod Women's Coalition, and the Cape Cod Media Center partnered to sponsor a workshop called Don't Just Stand There + Run. It contains basic information about running for local office and the content is still relevant.

The workshop was aired live and taped by the Cape Cod Community Media Center. The Media Center is currently rerunning the program periodically and it is available on demand.

Boston Woman's March for America - Jan. 21st, 2017

LWVCCA Holiday Brunch

Holiday Brunch at Riverway Lobster House, South Yarmouth:

Tables of Members and Guests

Scotti Finnegan, President

Andi Genser, WE CAN, Speaker
Guest Speaker Andi Genser, Executive Director, WE CAN