FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 22, 2020 | Download TWP Celebrates 47th Anniversary of Roe by Pushing Back on Barriers to Abortion Care Activists call on lawmakers to close gaps in access to truly protect the right to abortion! When: Wednesday, January 22nd at 3:00pm Where: RI State House, Rotunda Speakers: Yojaida Heredia, Sen. Bridget Valverde, Rep. Liana Cassar, and … [Read more...] about PR Statement: TWP Celebrates Roe by Pushing to Get Rid of Barriers to Abortion
The 2020 session is days away. We are thrilled to coordinate a campaign to get rid of bans on health coverage and show up for other important issues – like the rights of parents with disabilities and protections for LGBT families. We will be showing up and demonstrating that we are ready to push for positive change! Meet us in the Library at 3pm. We will support an … [Read more...] about TWP events to kick off the 2020 session, join us!
Hope you have had a chance to get some rest, have some fun and spend time with loved ones during this holiday season. We are grateful for the memories we have made. We are also grateful for YOU and all that we accomplished together this year. . . . . . . . . . As we get ready to greet a New Year and a whole set of new opportunities and adventures,we have two simple things you … [Read more...] about 2 “to do’s” for 2020!
We hope that you were able to take some time with loved ones. Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, it is wonderful to be able to rest and relax and build community. We reached out last week to talk about the fact that our state Democratic Party is trying to silence women and make it harder for women to push for changes. Well they can try all they want, but let’s be … [Read more...] about Rhode Island Women #WONTBESILENCED
We are pissed off. We turn on the news and time and again see the Trump Administration pushing another horrifying rule to try to limit our rights or take our healthcare away. We had to watch as Rep. Katie Hill was slut shamed and bullied out of her position after her abusive ex-husband released sexy photos taken during their time together. And we are constantly told that we are … [Read more...] about WE ARE ANGRY – aren’t you?
The Womxn Project is growing and is honored when folx want to work with us! That is why we have organized a range of opportunities people can explore to work with us depending on what their lives permit. … [Read more...] about Let’s Work Together
Keep reading to find out how YOU can help keep up the resistance in Rhode Island – how YOU can persist with us in our efforts to ensure reproductive health, rights and justice – special event this Saturday where we will kick off our proactive campaign for 2020! We are writing on a day that demands we commit to naming injustice and committing to dismantling oppression. Many of … [Read more...] about Resilience and Resistance
We are working to create a BOLD legislation agenda to continue to advance positive change. We want to hear from you about the next steps for this year and beyond! Take a moment to fill out the form below to provide your feedback on where we should focus moving forward. https://forms.gle/bfMF2f3rWGowk5nk9 THEN, mark your calendar for our legislative agenda announcement … [Read more...] about 2020 Legislative Session (and beyond)
Throughout the session we gathered postcards and handed out flyers at rallies, festivals, concerts and many other events across the state to educate and mobilize people to support the Reproductive Privacy Act. We are thrilled by passage of the RPA, but there is still work to do to make sure we can all manage our health, plan our families, control our futures and live with … [Read more...] about Building community and pushing for positive change
Sometimes when we hear about the latest attacks on human rights and health care we feel pretty sad, mad and even powerless. But we are NOT powerless. When we come together we can make a change. We saw that this session in our efforts to advance the Reproductive Privacy Act. We built an incredible movement together. We want to keep pushing for policies and programs to … [Read more...] about Trump attacks, #closethecamps and creating change in RI
It is summer, which should absolutely include the beach, picnics, barbecues, and road trips. Our kiddos are at home with us or we are bringing them to camps. It is a fun and hectic time. We have all been enjoying special moments with family and friends, but make no mistake that we are not going away. We are continuing to look for ways to educate and engage the community … [Read more...] about Let’s keep pushing for positive change TOGETHER!
In 2018, the Womxn Project set a goal to help enact a law to protect the right to abortion in Rhode Island regardless of what happens to Roe v. Wade. The group, along with their partners and legislative champions in the state, advocated tirelessly over the last six months towards their goal. On June 19th, the Reproductive Privacy Act was passed by the legislature and signed by … [Read more...] about Center for Reproductive Rights: Building Power Newsletter, “Persistence Pays off in Rhode Island”
We have been working hard to protect the right to abortion in Rhode Island. We had a big win in our state, but we know that our right continues to be under attack across the country. We need to make sure that bills are not advanced that make care harder to get or harder to provide. We need to #ACTforwomen! Politicians who do not want anyone to be able to access … [Read more...] about Urge Senator Reed to #ACTforwomen!
Did you see our full page ad in the Providence Journal thanking the supporters of the Reproductive Privacy Act? It is just one of a slew of ways we are showing our gratitude to the lawmakers who voted “yes” to protect our right to abortion. You should also check out local papers like the Warwick Beacon, Westerly Sun and the North Providence Valley Breeze and … [Read more...] about THANK YOU for supporting our rights!
JUNE 19, 2019 - - - - - - - - - - After several decades of hard work, on June 10th the Rhode Island State Senate and House of Representatives passed the Reproductive Privacy Act and Governor Gina Raimondo signed it into law. With the onslaught of attacks on Roe v. Wade and the right to safe, legal abortion care this was a huge victory. This win would not have been … [Read more...] about Get the Facts!