The Womxn Project joins partners in calling for new leadership that truly represents womxn rights and families. (Providence, RI) – Statement by Jocelyn Foye, The Womxn Project calling for Rhode Island lawmakers to take action to provide relief to families in our state: “While candidates and their volunteers work to get out the vote, activists are endeavoring to ensure that … [Read more...] about PR: Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Truly Lead to Provide Relief to RI Families
As the Senate is just wrapping their first day on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, The Womxn Project’s Stephanie Olarte is sharing all of our very real concerns about the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. Did you know? → Barrett wants to strike down the Affordable Care Act, which has been vital to people with disabilities. → She backs Trump administration’s “public … [Read more...] about Disability rights at risk with Amy Coney Barrett
Letter to the Editor | October 7, 2020 ||| This week, I helped organize a vigil for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, where over 80 Rhode Islanders gathered to celebrate her legacy as a champion for reproductive rights. But I know that this gathering was only a small sample of the many Rhode Islanders who are committed to protecting reproductive rights for all women. In our … [Read more...] about LTE: R.I. voters remember Justice Ginsburg and continue her work to protect reproductive rights
By Carl Sisson, October 3, 2020 ||| PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A local organization is driving to Maine, urging Republican Sen. Susan Collins to keep her promise that she’ll vote against any of President Donald Trump’s picks for the Supreme Court vacancy if the vote occurs before Election Day. Activists for The Womxn Project left Pawtucket on Saturday morning and drove to … [Read more...] about Group urges Maine Senator to keep promise opposing Supreme Court nomination
Rhode Island Activists Headed to Maine to Urge Collins to Keep Her Promise and Let the People Decide The Womxn Project is calling on people from across the region to show up to ensure Senator Collins keeps her word to oppose nominating a new justice to the Supreme Court before the 2020 elections. Kicking off in Pawtucket, RI, advocates from across Rhode Island will meet up … [Read more...] about For Justice: Speak up and get active with us while we are in Maine!
How do you thank someone for giving their life to defending freedom? By also defending our freedom and the freedom of all people. Yesterday we lost a legend, but we will teach Ruth Bader Ginsberg's legacy. Yesterday we lost a hero, but we will honor her by being heroic. Yesterday we lost a leader, but we will not lose the momentum. As we mourn we must remember, we are not … [Read more...] about How do you thank someone for giving their life to defending freedom?
Sept 23, 2020| By Kate Handley ||| Today I’m talking with two women who helped me embrace my inner activist both through their example and through the organization that they co-founded, The Womxn Project. We're talking about how activism can be fun, rewarding, and one of the great adventures of your life. … [Read more...] about Activism 101, an Interview with Jocelyn Foye and Jordan Hevenor of The Womxn Project
Providence Journal by Patrick Anderson | September 13 ||| Gun control. Abortion. Nursing homes. Real estate. Rhode Island voters didn’t see any of these words on their primary ballots last week, but indirectly at least, their votes will influence state policy on these hot-button issues and others. The 11 primary wins by progressive-aligned candidates will move the … [Read more...] about Political Scene: Progressive wins will be felt at General Assembly
By Caitlin Howle || August 5, 2020 ||| Art + Activism = artivism. And these artivists are coming from The Womxn Project, a non-profit organization focused on building a feminist, community-based movement to further human rights. Their form of artivism is to display words on businesses around Rhode Island to send a message – one that the community is feeling and one that … [Read more...] about GOOD TROUBLE: The Womxn Project mixes art with activism in their latest installation series
As we regularly talk about making sure womxn’s voices are included in the political system, let us emphasize the power of our vote to decide who is at the tables where decisions are made! The Rhode Island General Election is November 3rd The Womxn Project is a 501(c)4 which means we don't endorse. However there is a lot we will do that relates directly to the election … [Read more...] about TWP & Election 2020
Mama Knows Best: Obstacles & Opportunities for Moms Running for Office The fact is that having children can make it that much harder to run for office, but it also gives us that push to make the world a better place for our families. Research has also shown that when moms are in office, fair wages and workplace policies get more attention and the needs of families are … [Read more...] about Mama Knows Best: Obstacles & Opportunities for Moms Running for Office
We have all heard it before – the sexist commentary on women who run for public office. Their outfits and hair are criticized or they are too shy or too loud. They have too many ideas or not enough. The Womxn Project (TWP) is dedicated to shifting conversations and power, so we can make real and lasting change. We are so lucky to work with elected officials around the country … [Read more...] about She Should Smile More Panel Discussion: Electability, Likeability and the Barriers to Electing Womxn
Part of TWP's ongoing efforts to engage our network in the elections and make our voices heard is to bring a series of panel discussions around elections and representation. These panels are just one element in a series of conversations, videos, projections and organizing initiatives to get out the vote because our vote is our voice and our opportunity to advance the values we … [Read more...] about Representation Matters: 2020 Candidates Working to Shift Power and Shake Things Up
BREAKING NEWS!!! "An enormous amount of hard, legal work went into this process from the beginning when the RI Senate leadership dropped the ball to recent planning for next steps if SCOTUS voted in favor of the Republican National Committee and the RI State GOP Committee. But they didn't. In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court of the United States voted in favor of allowing Rhode … [Read more...] about #AbortionAccess4All and so much more!
MOTIF Magazine | June 4, 2020 | Emily Olson. ||| Conversation without action won’t drive change, so The Womxn Project — a local organization always pushing for justice — is taking action and calling on community members to do the same. Last weekend, in partnership with the RI Democratic Women’s Caucus, The Womxn Project projected a series of statements on the State … [Read more...] about TAKE ACTION: The Womxn Project is #SustainingCommunity