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
An open letter to the members of The Rhode Island Reproductive Freedom Coalition as well as the people of Rhode Island FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 10, 2020 (South Kingstown, RI) - Statement by The Womxn Project: After due consideration, The Womxn Project’s Board of Directors has made the decision to discontinue our participation in the Rhode Island Coalition for … [Read more...] about PR: Aligning Our Energy with Racial Justice: A Change & Open Letter
The Womxn Project shares the confusion and outrage that many have expressed about the recent decision by Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island to refuse to endorse Jennifer Rourke, a remarkably strong woman of color who has been a true reproductive rights, health, and justice champion and thusly deserves the endorsement honor. Jennifer was PPVRI endorsed in a previous election … [Read more...] about Budgets should put health before politics
Common Cause Rhode Island -- along with 15 other groups -- came out in opposition to legislation before the Rhode Island House Judiciary on Tuesday that would make changes to the emergency mail ballot process. "Our organizations oppose H 7896, a bill from the Rhode Island Board of Elections that makes changes to the emergency mail ballot process," said John Marion with … [Read more...] about 16 RI Groups Oppose Proposed Changes to Emergency Ballot Process
(projection at the law offices of Speaker Nicholas Mattiello) - - - - - - - - - With the recent rallies, we have been speaking out more creatively (and COVID-19 safe) to push to end racism and advance LGBTQ equality in Rhode Island. As you might have seen, we produced videos to push white allies to take action to dismantle white supremacy. Our team has been at numerous … [Read more...] about Defending the right to parent
Yesterday marked one year since the momentous passage and signing of the Reproductive Privacy Act, the Rhode Island law affirming that in our state we protect the right to abortion and ensure people get to make their own decisions about their bodies, their families and their futures. Out of respect for Juneteenth, we chose to celebrate this victory a day later. Part of being … [Read more...] about The Reproductive Privacy Act: Celebrating and Moving On
People across the globe and right here in the Ocean State continue to speak out and to march to push for an end to racism. In the past week, we saw HUGE events in Providence, Newport, SK and several other places in the region. People are rising up and we need to keep doing so in all the ways we can. The Womxn Project board member, Tammy Brown has a VERY powerful video as part … [Read more...] about Shining a Light on Injustice – DO YOU WANT IN?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (Updated since email was delivered, Monday June 1 @ 20:04) Dear Womxn Project friends, We have been horrified to see story after story in recent days about Black people being killed. Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and Tony McDade. We are talking about mothers crying and mourning their children. We are talking about an empty seat at … [Read more...] about Racial justice requires ACTIONS – join us!
In this time of global crisis, we need one another more than ever. In an effort to deepen our connection in these tough times, The Womxn Project has launched the Sustaining Community video series, to share information, resources and support to make sure that even if we cannot be in physical spaces together that we can still build community. We are thrilled to collaborate … [Read more...] about #SustainingCommunity Video Series
The Womxn Project is committed to creating opportunities for us all to heal and thrive and grow as individuals and communities. We are always looking for creative ways to have new and different conversations. Our latest initiative is definition part of that commitment. YOU ARE INVITED to watch recordings from “TWP Table Talk: Liberating Pleasure” We spend a lot of … [Read more...] about #LiberatingPleasure, the new Womxn Project series
This post features thoughts from TWP's own Emily Boucher, a local artivist and teacher. She shares her thoughts below as someone who is navigating #CovidLearning from her perspective as a high school teacher, a social-media junkie, and a bleeding-heart empath watching education happen exclusively online. - - - - - - - - If there's one thing the internet does well in … [Read more...] about We laugh hardest at the jokes that ring truest.
ou have probably gotten a postcard or mailer about the Census and know many people just end up putting it in the recycling bin. But did you know that the Census determines how political power and money from the federal government is distributed in our communities? From the money that goes to safe highways and affordable housing to critical education and health care programs, … [Read more...] about National Census Day Virtual Town Hall
Advocates are coming together to help people take action, sustain their emotional and mental health, and continue to cultivate community from home. Joint statement on a new video series in collaboration with a robust set of partners, activists, health professionals and academics to help people feel supported and informed: “Earlier today, The Womxn Project, SisterSong: … [Read more...] about PR: New Initiative to Sustain Community in Trouble Times
By Alexis Rapoza | March 6, 2020 ||| In Rhode Island, local religious groups and legislators have been attempting to block pro-choice legislation from passing on the state level but have been largely unsuccessful. Reproductive freedom activist groups like non-profit, feminist organization The Womxn Project, have organized and campaigned diligently for the passing of the … [Read more...] about Rhode Islanders travel to the United States Supreme Court to fight for reproductive rights