We should be recognizing a milestone this week. But instead of celebrating 50 years of reproductive freedom, we’re gathering as allies and once again working toward what should be ours simply because we’re human. This January 22nd is even more poignant when we imagine the joy those in the movement must have felt 50 years ago, and consider what they must be feeling now. This … [Read more...] about Roe’s “Un”niversary
After years of advocacy, we could not be happier to tell you that earlier today, Governor Dan McKee introduced a budget for 2024 that includes health coverage for abortion for state employees and people who use Medicaid. Every one of you who has made a call, sent an email or showed up at the State House with us to push for an inclusive budget and push for the EACA should be … [Read more...] about Governor Includes Abortion Coverage in FY24 Budget!
Governor McKee delivered his “State of the State” last night, talked about health and economics progress, but did not mention abortion access. Disappointing, to say the least. Abortion access improves health AND economic outcomes, as research shows. Restrictions on abortion access are costing states over $100 Billion annually. The governor made a commitment in September to … [Read more...] about (Action Needed!) Come on, governor. RI’ers deserve better!
Thoughts on this Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day to you. In reflecting on today's holiday and our own state's fight for a range of race equity issues, I want to celebrate progress on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA), which as of this past Thursday, has 43 sponsors in the House and 21 in the Senate- both majorities in each chamber! This is huge for the EACA, which … [Read more...] about Updates & Actions to help pass abortion access for all in 2023
Happy New Year! We hope you are rested up and ready to jump into an exciting year of policy making and culture change! Let’s get started TOMORROW (or today depending on when you read this), Tuesday, January 3rd on the first day of the 2023 Rhode Island General Assembly. We will be there with our partners from the Campaign for Equal Abortion Coverage and we hope you will join … [Read more...] about DAY ONE – and all the days after (Tuesday, Resolutions & more)!
First, thank you for being a part of the movement. Because of your generous support and commitment to The Womxn Project, we have been able to make reproductive freedom a reality for hundreds of Rhode Islanders through ARTivism and grassroots movement building. Your continued donations are amplifying our shared values of building a strong, feminist, community-based movement to … [Read more...] about ARTivism Making Waves in 2023, Plus 2022 End Of Year Review
This year has tested us in ways that were, to many of us, unimaginable. What our mothers fought for was lost, and our children are growing up in a world that doesn’t recognize their autonomy. But when despair enters your periphery, think about the tremendous victories our movement has experienced this year – from Kansas to Kentucky to right here in Rhode Island. Consider the … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays & Rest-Up… 🌙
We hope this holiday season is treating you well. We are so excited to share the news that TWP has joined partners from across the state to push the governor and our state lawmakers to do all they can to take action to get rid of the policies that take away the right to abortion by passing the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act quickly in 2023! No games or delays! No one … [Read more...] about TWP & Campaign Partners Pushing for BOLD actions for Abortion Access!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!