We all have a place to make change and as we prepare for beginning of session on January 3rd focusing efforts on passing the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA) through a myriad of actions and style, we have a range of news that touch on topics we are watching and wanted to emphasize: RI Abortion Access: We met with a range of the organizational partners from … [Read more...] about LGBTQ+ Liberation & Giving Thanks for Our Community!
The Westerly Sun, Nov 4, 2022 | By Jocelyn Foye || Time and again I hear anti-abortion extremists claim to care about protecting people or women’s health or pontificate about how much they love babies, but their actions or lack thereof on policies that would help support maternal health or ensure families can get by and thrive tell another story. What they really care … [Read more...] about Editorial: Access to abortion would help economic recovery
Not sure about you, but I don’t get much sleep on election night. Wins and losses, hope and heartbreak, it is all on display. There are moments to celebrate with voters showing up for reproductive freedom in Kentucky, Vermont, Michigan and California - and as we await final results it looks likely Montana will defeat an anti-abortion ballot measure. There was also a win on … [Read more...] about Elections are over – time to get to work!
When you vote tomorrow, some of you are going to take a selfie with your “I Voted” sticker and then, civic duty settled, put the election in the back of your mind till you check headlines after the polls close. We see you and appreciate you. But this email isn’t for you. We’re talking to our anxious babes today. Our doomscrollers. Our feed refreshers. Cause this election is … [Read more...] about Self Care Tips for Election Night Anxiety
Contact: Jocelyn Foye, Director [email protected] w. 401-400-0061 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, October 25, 2022 The Womxn Project Joins Congressional Delegation in Pushing for Continued Action Whether it is making sure we can get the prescriptions we need to stay healthy or making sure we are not denied the basic right to bodily autonomy, we must continue … [Read more...] about Statement: The Womxn Project Joins Congressional Delegation in Pushing for Continued Action
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) is improving the lives of Rhode Islanders through common sense policies to hold corporations accountable and make our economy more fair. This matters to us because policies like this one will create a more equitable future. Lowers prescription drug costs by finally enabling Medicare to negotiate for lower prices, capping … [Read more...] about TWP and Congressional Delegation – the IRA & YOU!
October 18, 2022 | 34 min || In this episode, Lauren Walker from the Rhody Radio crew and Coventry Public Library speaks with Tammy Brown and Emily Boucher of the Womxn Project about its RI4All video series, which aims to educate Rhode Islanders about the importance of civic engagement. To view the RI4All video series, visit https://twpeducationfund.org/ri4all/ Music by … [Read more...] about Rhody Radio Podcast: “RI4All: Puppets and Politics”
By Natalie Villacres | October 11, 2022 ||| The Womxn Project campaigns against crisis pregnancy centers, CPCs defend missions, services ||| Following the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade this June, abortion access has remained at the forefront of both local community discourse and nationwide topical concern, sparking widespread controversy amongst Rhode Island … [Read more...] about Brown Daily Herald: Activists, crisis pregnancy centers discuss CPC services
Katherine Gregg, September 30, 2022 || PROVIDENCE — The McKee administration included money for state-paid insurance coverage for state workers and Medicaid recipients seeking abortions in the first round of state agency budget requests due Friday. Legislation to remove legal barriers to state-funded coverage for abortions did not make it through the last two sessions of the … [Read more...] about ProJo: Abortion-related services insurance coverage funds included in RI agency requests
Did you see that earlier today Governor McKee made a public commitment to getting the ban on health coverage for abortion out of the state budget and to getting the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act passed? This is HUGE news and would never have happened without all of you. We pushed and called and emailed and rallied and much more and now our elected officials are taking … [Read more...] about Abortion Bans Out of the Budget – and EACA on the books!
Contact: Jocelyn Foye, Director [email protected] w. 401-400-0061 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, September 30, 2022 Governor Commits to Getting Abortion Bans Out of State Budget Activists commend McKee making a public commitment to get policies denying health coverage for abortion out of the Rhode Island budget - and pushing to make this change permanent by … [Read more...] about Statement: Governor Commits to Getting Abortion Bans Out of State Budget
Political activist, trans activist, and healthcare provider, Jaye Watts said, “Denying the existence of trans kids, and that trans adults could have once been trans kids, is inherently violent. They wish we did not exist, but what they fail to understand is that we are not going away.” “Denying the existence of trans kids, and that trans adults could have once been trans … [Read more...] about Love, Liberation & WINS!
September 20, 2022, Steve Alquist || Around 250 members of the transgender community, alongside allies, families and neighbors, gathered to show love and support for the transgender community at the William H Hall Branch of the Cranston Public Library Monday evening. The protest was organized by a variety of groups, including TGI Network, LGBTQ Action RI, Youth Pride Inc, … [Read more...] about Uprise RI: Trans community protests hate group meeting at Cranston Library
Sept 19, 2022 | Press Release in Coalition || The following is a press statement from TGI Network, LGBTQ Action RI, Womxn Project, Haus of Codec, Democratic Women’s Caucus, Youth Pride RI and Sage RI: On Monday evening, September 19, 2022, members of the transgender community, our allies, families and neighbors will gather to show love and support for the transgender … [Read more...] about PR: Transgender people and allies urge Cranston Library to cancel harmful, anti-trans panel
The last 36 hours have been quite a roller coaster ride. Here in Rhode Island we had our primary elections. We have so much to say about that, but also a reminder that we have to keep on organizing and working through to the general elections and that who sits at tables of power matters. Abortion and democracy are on the line in so many ways and we are … [Read more...] about Primaries, Parties, Bans & Bullsh*t!