The legislation to get rid of bans on health coverage for abortion for state employees and the Medicaid program was just re-introduced. Before we even got a chance to share the fantastic news and thank the incredible lead sponsors, Rep. Liana Cassar and Sen. Bridget Valverde and the 26 House sponsors and 21 Senate sponsors, Senate leadership decided to play politics with our … [Read more...] about Don’t Play Games With Our Healthcare!
The Womxn Project is a statewide organization focused on leveraging the power of art, activism, advocacy and education to advance the principles of reproductive justice, which demands that we all have the right to determine when and how we build our relationships, families and futures and that we have the ability to live and raise our children with dignity. We are proud to … [Read more...] about Testimony in Support of H. 5028: Promoting Civics Literacy in Public School
My name is Jocelyn Foye. I am the director of The Womxn Project. The Womxn Project is a statewide organization focused on leveraging the power of art, activism, advocacy and education to advance the principles of reproductive justice, which demands that we all have the right to determine when and how we build our relationships, families and futures and that we have the ability … [Read more...] about Testimony in Support of H. 5083: Providing free menstrual products in public schools and prisons
For immediate release: February 2, 2021 The Womxn Project is calling on the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Legislative Leaders to advance a budget that truly meets the needs of women and families! (Providence, RI) - Statement by Jocelyn Foye, The Womxn Project is publicly calling on the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to leave bans on health coverage for abortion out … [Read more...] about PR: Advocates Push for Budget that Reflects Reproductive Justice Values
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | Download .PDF Governor Gina Raimondo Lieutenant Governor Daniel McKee 82 Smith Street Providence, RI 02903 Dear Governor Raimondo and Lieutenant Governor McKee: As an organization committed to ensuring all people can access reproductive health care, including abortion, we believe that each of us should be able to make decisions about … [Read more...] about Clean Budget Letter, The Womxn Project
For immediate release: January 20, 2021 The Womxn Project is committed to believing that change is possible and working hard to make it happen! (Providence, RI) - Statement by Jocelyn Foye, The Womxn Project on the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: “Today the reign of what has truly felt like terror under Donald Trump will end. The Womxn Project is incredibly … [Read more...] about PR: Inauguration Brings a New Day and a Call to Action
The Womxn Project Education Fund (TWPEF) invites you to help enrich "The WELL" ("El Pozo") with your presence and perspective. Come to learn and ask questions; all are welcome and encouraged to be present in whatever way feels most like home for you. Bring your heart and come fill your bucket. The Well runs deep. This will be our first of many "The WELL" bi-monthly … [Read more...] about ‘The Well’, Bi-Monthly Community Gatherings
Amazing news out of Georgia, literally shocked about the terrorist attack at the US Capitol building RIGHT NOW. Clearly we look forward to a government that is more representative and continue the conversation about we want the state and country to look like while investing in the leadership and vision of women of color. So trying to step back from this chaos and reflect, I … [Read more...] about What a year 2020 was! The Womxn Project’s Year in Review
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 17, 2020 The Womxn Project is proud to be part of a robust coalition working to get rid of the Helms Amendment, which harms Black and Brown people around the world. (Providence, RI) - Statement by Jocelyn Foye, The Womxn Project on the 47th anniversary of the Helms Amendment, a policy that denies the use of US funds to ensure safe abortion … [Read more...] about PR: Local Advocates Decry US Policy Denying Safe Abortion Care Globally
Today marks 47 years of the Helms Amendment, a racist, white supremacist policy exporting US politicians' attempts to control abortion information and access and deny bodily autonomy. Helms denies the use of US funds to ensure safe abortion services. It causes great harm, especially to Black and Brown people around the world. The Womxn Project is proud to endorse … [Read more...] about Unhappy Anniversary to the Helms Amendment!
“Here’s to the future because we got through the past.” – Salt-N-Pepa What does 2021 hold for The Womxn Project? Broadly, we intend to mobilize, energize, and lead! Here’s just a taste of what to expect from us: Insurance coverage bans for abortion services are soooo 2020 (you know, tragic and synonymous with racial injustice). We want to close the gaps in access … [Read more...] about Commit To Change In 2021
Throughout this election cycle, there has been a lot of conversation about what it looks like to build collective strength and shift power. We know that this cannot happen without a legislative process that allows for meaningful input from members of the public. We have to make sure that the people we elected pay attention to the challenges facing our communities, and that they … [Read more...] about WANTED: A Safe, Open, Accessible Legislative Process
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 17, 2020 The Womxn Project is leading an effort with a robust set of organizations to ensure that the General Assembly updates procedures to ensure safe, open, and accessible public participation. (Providence, RI) - Statement by Jocelyn Foye, The Womxn Project, on an effort to urge the General Assembly to develop specific policies and … [Read more...] about PR: RI Advocates Demand Transparency, Accessibility, and Openness in the 2021 General Assembly Session
(Download .PDF) 41 Rhode Island Advocate Organizations are Calling for a Transparent Government November 17, 2020 Members of the Rhode Island General Assembly: We, the undersigned, are organizations who are dedicated to mobilizing constituents to advocate for policies that address the needs of their families and communities. We are concerned that the pandemic will … [Read more...] about Open & Accessible Government Letter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 7, 2020 Today We Celebrate: Womxn Project Statement on 2020 Presidential Elections (Providence, RI) - Statement from Jocelyn Foye on behalf of The Womxn Project: “After days of waiting and a push to make sure every vote was counted, here we are. Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States … [Read more...] about PR: Today We Celebrate: Womxn Project Statement on 2020 Presidential Elections