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
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