The kick-off to the holiday season can be fun, fraught, or something in between. But no matter where your experience lands, remember that we’re thankful for you, for the community you’re part of, and for our collective efforts to continue to protect and support each other. Recognizing Thanksgiving without recognizing its origins is a form of erasure. As we express our … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk (Post) Turkey, Gratitude for Our Community
Our Action Agenda for 2024: Justice Eliminate barriers to reproductive healthcare for people of all ages Rights Bodily autonomy programs and education Support social and legislative efforts to secure the rights of the trans community Use art to catalyze change Access Expand voting access in preparation for the 2024 election and beyond … [Read more...] about Our 2024 Action Plan
Happy Spooky Season! Do you know what's actually really scary? As we celebrate Latine Heritage Month MILLIONS of Latines around the country are living under terrible abortion bans and restrictions to reproductive healthcare. This is personal for me. As a queer Latina, daughter of immigrants, and someone who hopes to have my own children one day, I’ve seen the ways that lack … [Read more...] about Freedom from Oppression & Aborto Libre
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!
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!
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!
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!
WE ARE SO EXCITED - EACA HEADs TO THE SENATE FLOOR! Be there with us! Together, we have built an amazing movement across the state and with the help of the more than 40 organizations in the Campaign for Abortion Coverage, today we took a big step forward in ensuring that the right to abortion is not taken away from people based on how much money they have or the type of … [Read more...] about WOW! EACA heads to the floor – be there!
Folks from across Rhode Island are headed to the State House TODAY for a critical vote in the Senate Judiciary committee on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (S32). Policies banning insurance coverage are about taking away access to care. We shouldn’t have laws that deny health coverage just because someone is poor or because they happen to get their insurance from a … [Read more...] about BIG VOTE TODAY (invite/fun action to #PassTheEACA!)
Exciting! Join us for the Senate Judiciary Committee VOTE (5/16) This Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary will vote on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act. We need to be there in force. This Mother's Day... As we get ready to celebrate moms, mamas and caregivers in our lives, let's be clear that the work we are doing to get bans on coverage for abortion off the books in our … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day, Justice & EACA Progress (actions, updates)
- - - - - - May 13th - - - - - - Join us for the Senate Judiciary Committee VOTE (5/16) This Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary will vote on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act. We need to be there in force. We will not stop until this bill is signed – and we need YOU to keep up the fight with us! CLICK HERE to let us know you’ll be there. We will share updates. So get your … [Read more...] about Senate Judiciary Progress of the EACA – join us!
To say we are thrilled does not even come close. Last night, by a vote of 49-24, the Rhode Island House of Representatives passed the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA), which would include insurance coverage for abortion in the state Medicaid program and associated plans and include coverage in the insurance plan used by state employees. This is a big step forward that … [Read more...] about BIG NEWS – RI House Passes EACA! Onwards to the Senate
BIG NEWS FROM LAST WEEK! As you know, there is a coordinated attack by extremists to try to take away access to mifepristone, one of the two pills used in the most common form of medication abortion. On Friday, the Supreme Court upheld the stay halting blocks on mifepristone. What does that mean? Well the FDA approval will be upheld and none of the hold restrictions will … [Read more...] about (Action Alert) EACA celebrations, Mife update & more!
We are so excited about what’s happening and are writing this email for some immediate actions and save the dates. Capture all the actions with us here! We need the committees in the RI House of Representatives to know that people are watching and that we want to see abortion access and reproductive rights protected THIS YEAR! It is that simple. Look below for the 4 … [Read more...] about Action Alert: Urgent 4 actions today in 4 minutes