Reproductive justice is "the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities," according to SisterSong, the national, women of color, Reproductive Justice collective. We advance and secure these rights when we make sure young people get sex ed in their classrooms and we can … [Read more...] about Immigrant Justice is Reproductive Justice
After an exciting turn of events earlier this week, the Senate Health and Human Services committee is set to vote on the Reproductive Privacy Act TODAY, June 13th. We need you with us to see this through. Be at the State House TODAY! The Womxn Project’s team will be there throughout the day. Join us! (See the press release shared today.) Can’t be there? Show your … [Read more...] about Health Committee Vote (6/13) – Abortion is healthcare!
Activists Hopeful for Progress on the RPA Activists looking forward to a big day in the campaign to protect the right to abortion. (Providence, RI) - Statement by The Womxn Project on today’s hearing in Senate Health and Human Services Committee to consider H 5125B: “We have been working for decades to advance legislation to protect right to seek an abortion. … [Read more...] about PR Statement: Activists Hopeful for Progress on the RPA
For folks who were not able to join us tonight, Republican ex office members were going to go into committee and vote to defeat the bill, so the Chair used her discretion and transferred it to the Health Committee. The RPA as amended will now be considered on Thursday, June 13th at 6:15pm. We will be there! We hope you will grab your pink and plan to join us! We are … [Read more...] about RPA UPDATE And WHAT’s NEXT: Keep Up The Fight!
The time is now. The House bill has been posted for a vote in the Senate Judiciary committee tomorrow, June 11th. We need you with us to see this through. Be at the State House TOMORROW! Be part of taking steps towards making history! The Womxn Project’s team will be there throughout the day. Join us! A sub B (amendment) was posted. It may be found HERE. Essentially, … [Read more...] about NEXT STEPS for #Repro4RI!
We know we reach out a lot and we ask you to take action with us, but we are so close to seeing this through. We need you to stay in it with us. This is really SOOOOOOO much bigger than the Rhode Island bill. Yes, we are working hard to protect the right to abortion, but we are also making it clear that we will not just watch as around the country abortion is banned. We will … [Read more...] about Update and KEEPING UP the pressure!
In episode 5, your Master Baker, Jen Rourke, interviews Uprise RI's Steve Ahlqvist. Through Uprise RI, Steve and a team of reporters cover issues of social justice, human rights, progressive politics, and climate change. In this episode, they talk about how Steve started Uprise, why he does it, and comics. Non-disclosure: Uprise RI has published TWP press releases and has … [Read more...] about Episode #5: Humble Pie
Huffington Post, By Molly Redden, 05/30/2019 || While red states attack reproductive rights with a fury, Democrats in some statehouses are dithering. Earlier this month, a controversial vote on an abortion bill sent reproductive rights supporters spilling onto the statehouse floor with furious chants of “vote them out.” The scene, however, didn’t unfold in a red … [Read more...] about Huffington Post: Blue States Are Struggling To Deliver Abortion Rights Victories
May 29, 2019, Steve Ahlqvist || As a fundraiser was held for Senator Stephen Archambault (Democrat, District 22, Smithfield, Johnston, North Providence) at Ladder 133 in Providence, The Womxn Project held a small rally at the Rhode Island State House in support of legislation that would codify Roe v Wade into state law. … [Read more...] about Uprise RI: As a party is held for Senator Archambault, The Womxn Project stays focused on protecting reproductive rights
ARTSY MAGAZINE: By Alina Cohen, May 24, 2019 ||| Political demonstrations are theatrical. Their executions often require intricate choreographies and stage management, and the unfolding drama is eternalized by photographers on the scene. The enduring potency of a demonstration depends on these visual records; it’s no wonder, then, that clever signs and costumes stand out, … [Read more...] about Artsy Mag: The Rise of the Handmaid Habit as a Visual Icon
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo was a guest on Boston Public Radio, WGBH today, being interviewed interviewed by Margery Eagan and Jim Braude. For a few minutes the interview concerned the current battle to codify Roe v Wadeinto Rhode Island State Law: “You’re getting some criticism from abortion rights people, so what’s going on with you and abortion down there?” asked … [Read more...] about WGBH Boston Public Radio (AUDIO): Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo To Gov. Baker: Find Your Own Toy Company
After more than two months with no action out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a vote has FINALLY been scheduled for the Reproductive Health Care Act (S 152A) this Tuesday, May 14th! We will be there to make our voices heard to protect the right to abortion. This is it. The stakes could not be higher. Just today lawmakers in Alabama pushed yet another outright ban on … [Read more...] about RHCA VOTE ON TUESDAY, 5/14 – be there with us!
Apr 4, 2019 || by Auditi Guha || Despite a powerful anti-choice lobby and the presence of anti-choice Democrats who have blocked the bill in the past, many Rhode Island lawmakers are determined to protect abortion rights. … [Read more...] about Rewire: This Could Be the Next State to Secure ‘Roe’ Protections
We are at the State House all day today (Thursday, March 7th) getting ready for the vote on the Reproductive Privacy Act (H 5125). Our co-directors, Jocelyn and Jordan are bringing snacks, their laptops, and books and they will be there all day in the House gallery from 9am-5pm to be present, show support and be ready for the House floor vote. Join them! We are … [Read more...] about BIG DAY — keep up the fight for the right to abortion!
By JACKSON TRUESDALE and ISABEL INADFOMI, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 The R. I. House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday night in favor of a bill that would keep abortion legal in the state should the Supreme Court repeal the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The Reproductive Privacy Act passed 9 to 7, and an R.I. House vote could come as early as Thursday evening, according to … [Read more...] about R.I. House takes step toward codifying Roe v. Wade