It has been almost one week since the Supreme Court’s horrific decision. While many of us are still reeling, we are also coming together to push back. Thank you to all who showed up at the State House on Friday. TWP activists were also at the State Democratic Committee on Sunday pushing General Assembly members to get rid of bans on health coverage for abortion and at the State … [Read more...] about No Independence without Reproductive Freedom!
The night the overturning of Roe came down was unbearable except for the incredible range of speakers, activists, musicians, and comradery we felt at a rally TWP held the night of the decision. It empowered us to keep going and we promised important calls to action. Thank you speakers from the Economic Progress Institute, Coyote RI, The RI Democratic Women's Caucus, The … [Read more...] about We rallied the night the Roe decision came down. Here’s what has happened since.
Last night at the Rhode Island State House, in the face of a horrific attack on our rights, local activists gathered together. Our rally’s purpose was to provide community for our people and to dispense information and action steps of how to fight back. A small group of anti-protesters came to disrupt our event, resorting at one point to physical violence to do so. Arrests … [Read more...] about TWP’s Statement: Response to Last Night’s Rally
The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade. 50 years of precedent and federal protections gone. We can hardly describe what we are feeling right now. We get that you are sad and angry. We are, too. Please, know that courts don’t decide who we are and what we need. We do. We will show up for our community. We will make sure people get the abortions we need. We will keep … [Read more...] about WE FIGHT BACK – Supreme Court overturns Roe, but courts don’t control our futures.
PLAN TO JOIN US ON SUPREME COURT DECISION DAY AT 8PM AT THE STATE HOUSE! We did not get the Dobbs decision today (Thursday), but the next decision day is tomorrow, which was added yesterday and could make it more likely this IS decision day on Roe and abortion rights. (Decisions will all be put out by end of next week and no new days confirmed yet, so stay posted … [Read more...] about ACTIVISM = CARE & COMMITMENT (Roe, State Updates & more)!
As our rights to abortion and bodily autonomy are hanging in the balance with the real threat of Roe v Wade being overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, we are simultaneously facing uncertainty about what else we stand to lose. Regardless of our personal values or religious beliefs about abortion, it is imperative that we raise our voices in unison to support to a person’s right … [Read more...] about We WILL care for us – events and an important Birthday update!
We are so grateful to everyone who came out to join us at the State House last night, including the folks who attended the rally to push for sensible reform to stop gun violence. It was a night that really embraced the idea of Reproductive Justice and the rights to control our own bodies, decide when and if we are ready to be parents or add to our families, and the right to … [Read more...] about Where do we go from here? After the Senate Judiciary Hearing for the EACA
(artwork by Beth Bell) CLICK HERE AND LET US KNOW THAT YOU CAN SHOW UP IN SUPPORT and/or TESTIFY TO HELP PASS THE EQUALITY IN ABORTION COVERAGE ACT THIS TUESDAY! (There is a Mom's Demand Action Event at 3pm too) We need to show up and support the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA) when it is heard TUESDAY, MAY 31ST! Speak out to help get rid of bans on health … [Read more...] about Equality in Abortion Coverage Act Senate Judiciary Hearing: Tuesday
The Womxn Project has turned five and we're celebrating with five awesome comics! BUY TICKETS We’re celebrating five years of our fight for a more equitable and just Rhode Island with an evening of community and comedy at our Pink Sapphire Birthday Bash & Comedy Night! Fighting for abortion access is hard work– we could all use a break. … [Read more...] about TWP’s Pink Sapphire Birthday Bash
THANK YOU to everyone who came out, called, emailed and helped to make Thursday’s House Finance hearing a BIG SUCCESS!!! We had such an incredible number of people who showed up to make it clear we are done with allowing bans on health coverage for abortion in our state!! We heard from the committee that supporters of the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (H7442) … [Read more...] about House Finance Committee Wrap-Up and Next Steps
Quick Ask, An Invite and Some Updates Have you sent an email yet to support the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act ? We are hoping you can be there with us at the hearing tomorrow, but no matter what we need you to take 5 minutes TODAY to send a short email in support! Sample Message: “I am a Rhode Island voter writing to say I support the Equality in Abortion Coverage … [Read more...] about RI’s Congressional Delegation’s Response to the Roe Leak
Roe is on the line and while we are grateful to have protected the right to abortion in Rhode Island in 2019, BUT it will ONLY be available to people who are of means. That means people in RI who are on Medicaid and are State Workers will still NOT HAVE ACCESS after Roe is gutted or overturned. Here at The Womxn Project we are not afraid to say these bans are racist and … [Read more...] about State House, Budget & Birthdays Oh My!
Tuesday, hundreds of thousands of people took the streets around the country and nearly 1,000 folks gathered outside the Rhode Island State House. We mobilized quickly and we let the world know: this is not over, in Rhode Island and nationally. We held a rally to come together and let leadership know we intend to finish what we started, fighting for all RI'ers rights to have … [Read more...] about Time to Show Up Rhode Island + Rally
We are so grateful to every person who showed up at a rally this weekend. You can check out more, including watching TWP leaders Tammy Brown, Emma Gauthier and Harshita Ganesh and their powerful remarks via UpriseRI. Special shout out to the lead sponsors for the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act Rep. Liana Cassar and Sen. Bridget Valverde who showed up at multiple events! … [Read more...] about ONWARDS TOGETHER (actions Tues for Voting Access & Thurs for the EACA)
The Rhode Island General Assembly is back from break and we have quite a week ahead of us. There are THREE big moments happening right away. We are including different ways to get involved below. As always, we all have a role to play, so whether you can make a call, send an email, attend a hearing to show support, or testify (or all of the above), there IS a way YOU can make a … [Read more...] about BIG WEEK – Sex Ed, Voting Rights & Raising RI (wow)