In our almost seven short years here at The Womxn Project, we have been almost always strictly volunteer led. It was just one year ago that a unique and short-lived grant allowed us to hire staff members. While we prepared in horror for the Dobbs decision to be announced, The Womxn Project was offered the chance to take on new footing to make the change we need here in … [Read more...] about Reflecting on a Year of Change
There’s something about back to school season that makes us want to break out our label maker and sharpen our pencils, so we’re shaking the beach sand out of our shoes. We’re fully embracing Virgo season over here at The Womxn Project by reorganizing and refocusing to prepare for the season ahead! The upcoming legislative session is practically here already. We’re working … [Read more...] about Let’s Get Fired-Up Together This Fall – and Sustain Us too!
Inflation Reduction Act is already saving millions of Americans money, even as drug corporations and their allies in Congress try to repeal it Providence, RI: To commemorate the first anniversary of the enactment of the historic Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, Jocelyn Foye, Chair of The Womxn Project Education Fund issued the following statement: “The Inflation … [Read more...] about PR: Rhode Islanders Celebrate First Anniversary of Historic Reforms to Lower Drug Prices, Lower Energy Costs and Make Tax System More Fair
Summer is definitely the time for air conditioned movie theaters, lots of water to stay nourished, and as much rest as your life allows. The Womxn Project team never stops, but we’re slowing down this summer a little bit to protect our physical and mental health, and we hope you do the same. Extra! Extra! The Womxn Project recently made headlines in Rewire, a publication … [Read more...] about Hot Barbie Summer: Rest, Reset, Repro!
Rewire Newsgroup: Jul 18, 2023, OpEd by Jocelyn Foye | Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the country, but we've scored some of the biggest wins in the abortion fight. In the year since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, emboldened anti-abortion extremists in statehouses and courtrooms have worked tirelessly to restrict access. Fortunately, reproductive … [Read more...] about Rewire News Group: How Rhode Island Provided a Road Map to Secure Abortion Rights
For Immediate Release: June 22, 2023 Contact: Jocelyn Foye, [email protected] The Womxn Project to Mark Dobbs Anniversary with a Film Screening and Projections at RI Supreme Court Despite strides toward reproductive justice, organizers remind RI that there’s more work to do PROVIDENCE – June 22 – On June 23, activists from The Womxn Project … [Read more...] about PR: The Womxn Project to Mark Dobbs Anniversary with a Film Screening and Projections at RI Supreme Court
Uprise RI| By Steve Alquist, June 5, 2023 || Three groups that were part of a Rhode Island House of Representatives Sex Work Study Commission have issued a statement calling into question the commission’s final report. In essence, argues AmnestyPVD, The Womxn Project and COYOTE RI, the commission failed to include the voices of the very people affected by the issues the study … [Read more...] about Uprise RI: Members of House Sex Work Commission critical of both process and final report
By Richard Asinof | 5/22/23 || An interview with Jocelyn Foye, director of The Womxn Project, talking about the successful strategy to enact the EACA PROVIDENCE – Last week was certainly “that was the week that was.” It marked a sea change of political consciousness in Rhode Island, where advocacy for diversity and women’s health were championed and emerged as victors. … [Read more...] about Convergence RI: Together, they moved political mountains
Boston Globe by Edward Fitzpatrick | May 19, 2023 || After votes in the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives, Governor McKee signs bills providing publicly funded abortion coverage for state employees and Medicaid recipients PROVIDENCE — With a series of swift votes and the stroke of a pen, legislation expanding abortion coverage in Rhode Island to Medicaid … [Read more...] about Boston Globe: Equality in Abortion Coverage Act signed into law
May 19, 2023 || Bad news about health care, especially abortion, abounds these days. Just this week, abortion bans passed in two more states – North Carolina and Montana – leaving thousands of people with fewer options when it comes to family planning. But bad healthcare news isn’t limited to abortion, there’s much more happening. Millions of people are slated to lose … [Read more...] about HCAN: Smallest state takes on big healthcare hurdles
You did this. We did this. The more than 40 groups in our Campaign for Equal Abortion Coverage did this. Together, we passed the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act. Just now the Rhode Island Senate passed S32, the House moved it forward and the governor just signed it into law! “Every one of us should be able to plan our families and our futures and live with love, health, … [Read more...] about The Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA) is law!
by Andrew Belfry | May 19, 2023 || Governor Daniel McKee signed the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA) into law Thursday (5/18/23) following a 24-12 Senate vote on the bill co-sponsored by Sen. Bridget Valverde (Dist. 35) and House Majority Whip Katherine S. Kazarian (Dist. . Valverde represents all of East Greenwich, as well as parts of North Kingstown and South … [Read more...] about EG News: Valverde’s Abortion Equity Bill Signed Into Law
by What's Up Newp | May 19, 2023 || STATE HOUSE – Following a 24-12 vote in the Senate today that granted approval by the General Assembly, the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act has been signed into law. Sponsored by Sen. Bridget Valverde and House Majority Whip Katherine S. Kazarian, the EACA will provide insurance coverage for abortion care to individuals on Medicaid … [Read more...] about WUN: Equality in Abortion Coverage Act enacted
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 18, 2023 Contact: Jocelyn Foye, Executive Director [email protected] 401-400-0061 Critical Vote Tonight on the Road to Truly Protecting Abortion Rights It is time to make the right to abortion real for people who struggle to make ends meet by getting rid of bans on health coverage that push care out of … [Read more...] about (Senate Floor Vote) Critical Vote to Protect Abortion Rights
Dear Womxn Project friends, Excluding abortion care from public insurance programs has taken away the right to abortion for far too many people for far too long. Folks from across Rhode Island are headed to the State House TONIGHT to see that change. The Senate floor vote on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (S32) begins around 4pm. We are also hearing that the House will … [Read more...] about FLOOR VOTE TONIGHT – be there in this critical moment!