Amazing news out of Georgia, literally shocked (not 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 … [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
We have all been crying and celebrating, but we did want to take a moment to reach out. Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States and Kamala Harris will be the first woman and the first woman of color to be the Vice President. This matters. It means we get to try to rebuild and push back on Trump’s agenda of hate and fear. It means women of color who have … [Read more...] about Voters Decided – now comes the work to rebuild!
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?