We have worked hard to build community with you. In this tough time, please know we are still here. We are continuing to share updates, resources and calls to action on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We are also working to create moments that we can continue to engage and connect while we stay home and stay safe. We will get through this together. Sending love to you … [Read more...] about Building community while staying home and staying safe
In an effort to help our friends in Rhode Island navigate some important issues during this time, we have prepared a quick guide showing how to get support from various government agencies as well as some general information in case you have not been able to locate something. Please let The Womxn Project know if you need other kinds of help and we will do our best to find the … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Support Information
Monday, March 16, 2020 || GoLocalProv News Team |||| The Womxn Project has announced the launch of a new art and activism piece on the need to get rid of obstacles to womxn’s leadership. The title of the video project is #BePresidential. … [Read more...] about Womxn Launches New Video Project Calling Out Barriers on Leadership
The 2020 Census goes live TODAY, the 12th. It has huge ramifications for our state and our communities. PLEASE, take a moment to go online to fill it out. It can make a huge difference. Click HERE now. And then share with friends and family. Also, Secretary of State, Nellie M. Gorbea is holding a live conversation (which will be archived) that answers many people's … [Read more...] about We need you to be counted in the 2020 Census!
The Womxn Project was proud to join thousands of activists from across the country on Wednesday in front of the United States Supreme Court for a demonstration as part of the oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo, a critical case concerning abortion access. It was a truly amazing day. We were proud to show up 50 strong to make it clear that in Rhode Island we … [Read more...] about Our rights. Our decisions. Our movement.
The Womxn Project is proud to be at the State House and the Supreme Court today to ensure when someone needs an abortion they have the right and they can afford to get safe, compassionate care! We have built a movement here in Rhode Island – a strong and robust network of activists willing to speak up and show up to ensure that every person gets to make their own … [Read more...] about TODAY we show up – in DC and RI – for abortion access!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4, 2020 We Will Speak Out and Step Up for Abortion Access The Womxn Project is proud to be at the State House and the Supreme Court today to ensure when someone needs an abortion they have the right and they can afford to get safe, compassionate care. (Providence, RI) - Statement by The Womxn Project on two different events happening on … [Read more...] about PR: We Will Speak Out and Step Up for Abortion Access
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 2, 2020 | Download Rhode Island Delegations Heads to DC to Make it Clear Abortion is Our Right and Our Decision Fifty Rhode Island students and activists are joining advocates from across the country in speaking out about laws that limit access to abortion care and interfere with personal decision making. [Providence, RI] - … [Read more...] about PR Statement: Rhode Island Delegations Heads to DC to Make it Clear Abortion is Our Right and Our Decision
WHAT A WEEK! We spoke out and helped stop an anti-abortion House resolution, showed up and testified for bills to end discrimination against LGBT parents and halt the practice of charging higher insurance rates to women, and distributed hundreds of postcards to the chair of House Finance to push for a hearing on our bill! Woo hoo! This is The Womxn Project in … [Read more...] about WOW. Another big one coming up!
We are continuing to work to support our activists up to the State House each week -- to push for support of our bill which gets rid of bans on health coverage for abortion. House Bill 7618 has 28 sponsors and Senate Bill 2476 has 19. This is VERY exciting. We will keep you posted on ways to help. - - - - - - - - - - - - We also want to SHOW UP for three other … [Read more...] about BIG WEEK At The State House!
Some quick highlights heading into your weekend! ACLU & RPA Earlier this week, the RI ACLU sent this letter to the Department of Corrections with the first formal invocation of the RPA to seek a change in state policy - which never should have existed in the first place. It questions the practices governing prenatal care and nutrition for incarcerated pregnant … [Read more...] about First invocation of the RPA to change policy in RI
Volunteers like YOU have said how proud they are of the victory of the Reproductive Privacy Act and committed to working with us to continue to advance positive change. We launched a survey last summer to ask our folks what we should work on next and a huge majority of the more than 100 respondents said that we should commit to closing the gaps in access to abortion! A right … [Read more...] about Celebrating Bill to Eliminate Abortion Coverage Bans!
On March 4th, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights. The lawsuit challenges a 2014 Louisiana law that would require every doctor who provides abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of where the abortion is performed. The decision in this case could have a HUGE impact on … [Read more...] about SCOTUS Watch: Roe at Risk
“For too long we have allowed the right to abortion to be pushed out of reach. We are taking a stand.” Stephanie Moniz, Media Fellow, TWP On the 47th anniversary of Roe being enacted, activists called on RI lawmakers to close gaps in access to truly protect the right to abortion! We've kept hearing from activists, lawmakers and reporters that people did not know we had state … [Read more...] about TWP Celebrated 47th Anniversary of Roe by Pushing Back on Barriers to Abortion Care
by: Erica Ponte || Posted: Jan 22, 2020 ||| Rhode Island state employees and Medicaid recipients could soon have their health insurance cover the cost of having an abortion. New legislation introduced by Sen. Bridget Valverde and Rep. Liana Cassar would lift a ban that blocks state employees’ insurance and Medicaid from covering abortion care. … [Read more...] about Bill would allow state employees’ insurance, Medicaid to cover abortion