My name is Barbara Colt. I am on the board of directors for 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 … [Read more...] about Support of H5787, H6075, & H5790: Eliminate state bans on health coverage for state employees and the Medicaid program
My name is Barbara Colt. I am on the board of directors for 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 … [Read more...] about Support of S. 771: Makes prostitution a civil fine rather than a misdemeanor
My name is Emily Boucher. I am a teacher, an artist and a member of the board of directors of The Womxn Project. The Womxn Project, a statewide organization working to center the people most impacted by injustice and to leverage the collective strength of the community to eliminate systems of oppression and advance positive change. Together, we can work for a better and more … [Read more...] about Testimony in Support of H6075 (and H5787 and H5709): Ensures 12 months post-partum coverage in Medicaid
To all the given and chosen mamas and really anyone out there providing love and support in our families and communities, we salute you! We are celebrating in a very Womxn Project way by speaking up for what mamas really need – policies that ensure health and dignity and work to advance racial justice. Check out our editorials in both Uprise RI and the Providence Journal … [Read more...] about Moms Need Support – and Chocolate. Actions & thanks for you!
WE NEED YOUR HELP to make sure that in Rhode Island we all get a voice in the system that impacts every day of our lives! We talk about change a lot. We talk about the need to dismantle white supremacy and how restrictions on abortion take away our right to control our bodies and futures. We advocate for access to doula care and advocate for LGBT families, disabled parents and … [Read more...] about We all should get a voice in the system that impacts every day of our lives
My name is Tammy Brown. Now more than ever we need a society that leads with compassion and puts science and our families’ health, safety, and real-life needs first. As we’ve seen during this pandemic, people of color face more risks and bigger gaps when it comes to health care. The story is no different when it comes to abortion care. The policies that we have in place in … [Read more...] about Support of S267, Equality in Abortion Coverage Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 26, 2021 Contact: Jocelyn Foye, Director [email protected] Committee to Hear Bill to End Bans on Abortion Coverage The Womxn Project makes it clear that legislators should be working to eliminate barriers to health services in these troubled times – not allowing care to be pushed out of … [Read more...] about PR: Committee to Hear Bill to End Bans on Abortion Coverage
URGENT: The Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (S267) has been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee | THIS MONDAY, April 26 at 3:00 pm ET The EACA removes bans on health coverage for abortion for state employees and the Medicaid program. > to watch Capitol TV, click here 3 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO HELP PASS THIS IMPORTANT BILL: 1) … [Read more...] about ACTION ALERT – EACA Senate Judiciary Hearing
We are sick of waiting for legislators to take action to address the very real obstacles Rhode Islanders face to getting abortion care. Rhode Islanders continue to struggle with their health and the financial impacts of the pandemic. They don’t need to also have to deal with abortion being pushed out of reach by harmful limitations on insurance coverage. So let’s do something … [Read more...] about Are You Sick of Waiting?
Friday, April 16, 2021. || The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has announced major grant awards to 15 public projects and documentary films that showcase the power of the humanities to connect communities and strengthen civil society. “This past year has presented so many obstacles to humanities organizations, to scholars, and to artists. Nevertheless, this community … [Read more...] about RI Council for Humanities Awards Over $150K to 15 Public Projects & Documentary Films
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 8, 2021 Contact: Jocelyn Foye [email protected] 714-501-9863 cell Activists Denounce State House Attacks on Abortion Access The Womxn Project calls on lawmakers to oppose bills to ban abortion before most people even know that they are pregnant and legislation pushing lies about providers. [Providence, RI] - Statement from The … [Read more...] about PR: Activists Denounce State House Attacks on Abortion Access
While we have been working hard to protect the right to abortion in Rhode Island and expand abortion access for low-income individuals and state employees, the anti-abortion folks have introduced SIX DIFFERENT BILLS being heard this Friday, April 9 at 2 pm that could impact – or even take away – access to abortion completely. We need to SHUT DOWN THESE BILLS! H 5865 and H … [Read more...] about Abortion Under Attack in RI!
We know you know how important it is to DEMAND action and engage with our elected officials. But couldn’t we all use some pointers on how to be more effective advocates? In partnership with the National Women’s Law Center, The Womxn Project co-hosted a (virtual) testimony writing workshop and social hour! Join the guest speaker, Peshka Calloway, as she gives an amazing … [Read more...] about Testify 101 Workshop
My name is Barbara Colt. I am a Board Member and the volunteer registered lobbyist of The Womxn Project. I am testifying in vehement opposition to H. 6070. This bill would restrain the speech of our educators to the detriment of our society. The Womxn Project is a statewide organization focused on leveraging the power of art, activism, advocacy, and education to advance the … [Read more...] about Testimony in opposition to H. 6070: An Act Relating to Education Curriculum
Red Cloaks Radio (podcast) | 3/26/2021 Inspiration for activists! Tune in for Part 1 of an energizing conversation with Jordan Banick and Jocelyn Foye from The Womxn Project, a Rhode Island organization working to build a strong, feminist, community-based movement to further human rights of Rhode Islanders by using art and activism to advance education and social change. … [Read more...] about (AUDIO INTERVIEW) Arts First in Organizing: Meet The Womxn Project