“Here’s to the future because we got through the past.” – Salt-N-Pepa What does 2021 hold for The Womxn Project? Broadly, we intend to mobilize, energize, and lead! Here’s just a taste of what to expect from us: Insurance coverage bans for abortion services are soooo 2020 (you know, tragic and synonymous with racial injustice). We want to close the gaps in access … [Read more...] about Commit To Change In 2021
Dear Friends and Community, When I think of our work here at The Womxn Project, it’s the force of an informed and passionately dedicated community that is the most powerful resource in the fight for a more just and equitable future. Activism starts and ends with people. Relationships are not just why we do this work, but relationships are also how we do this work. We exist … [Read more...] about Hi! Sending some love
Throughout this election cycle, there has been a lot of conversation about what it looks like to build collective strength and shift power. We know that this cannot happen without a legislative process that allows for meaningful input from members of the public. We have to make sure that the people we elected pay attention to the challenges facing our communities, and that they … [Read more...] about WANTED: A Safe, Open, Accessible Legislative Process
We have all been crying and celebrating, but we did want to take a moment to reach out. Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States and Kamala Harris will be the first woman and the first woman of color to be the Vice President. This matters. It means we get to try to rebuild and push back on Trump’s agenda of hate and fear. It means women of color who have … [Read more...] about Voters Decided – now comes the work to rebuild!
This week, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed and sworn in as the next Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. We now wake up knowing that many of the rights we hold dear – abortion access, voting rights, healthcare access, climate justice, LGBTQ+ equality, racial justice, and so much more – face very real threats. That means that State based actions are even MORE important, which we … [Read more...] about We will persevere, we will persist, this is our future together
We have gathered some important information to assist you with your plan to VOTE. 1.VOTE BY MAIL: Below is a sample of information available from the Secretary of State's website for vote by mail. Review info here for: receipt of mail ballot application by the Secretary of State Mail date of ballot Receipt of Ballot by Board of Education Acceptance of Ballot … [Read more...] about Elections in Rhode Island- final days
Last night, The Womxn Project hosted a panel of esteemed leaders to talk about how we can all take action where we are to honor the legacy and leadership of Ruth Bader Ginsburg! There were real gems and very inspiring moments in last night’s panel on “Honoring the Legacy of RBG” featuring Vimala Phongsavanh (Congressional Progressive Caucus Center), Marcela Betancur (RI Latino … [Read more...] about We #HonorRBG by speaking up locally and at the federal level
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion of reproductive health, rights and justice. She also inspired millions of women of girls (and our male and gender nonconforming accomplices) to dream big and work to make a change! As people debate what should be done around her seat on the Court, we are taking a moment to talk about what it looks like to honor her legacy. Join an incredible … [Read more...] about Honor RBG & help fight for the Court Panel
The Womxn Project has been busy. In fact, people are saying we look like we are everywhere. Well, we kinda are because we see how we can help put the pressure on (or asked to help do so). Between going to Susan Collins' office in Maine to projecting and rallying at the Supreme Court in Washington DC, we are learning a lot more along the way. We've learned that COVID is … [Read more...] about Our “GOP Burn Book” and other efforts to stay active
As the Senate is just wrapping their first day on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, The Womxn Project’s Stephanie Olarte is sharing all of our very real concerns about the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. Did you know? → Barrett wants to strike down the Affordable Care Act, which has been vital to people with disabilities. → She backs Trump administration’s “public … [Read more...] about Disability rights at risk with Amy Coney Barrett
Rhode Island Activists Headed to Maine to Urge Collins to Keep Her Promise and Let the People Decide The Womxn Project is calling on people from across the region to show up to ensure Senator Collins keeps her word to oppose nominating a new justice to the Supreme Court before the 2020 elections. Kicking off in Pawtucket, RI, advocates from across Rhode Island will meet up … [Read more...] about For Justice: Speak up and get active with us while we are in Maine!
How do you thank someone for giving their life to defending freedom? By also defending our freedom and the freedom of all people. Yesterday we lost a legend, but we will teach Ruth Bader Ginsberg's legacy. Yesterday we lost a hero, but we will honor her by being heroic. Yesterday we lost a leader, but we will not lose the momentum. As we mourn we must remember, we are not … [Read more...] about How do you thank someone for giving their life to defending freedom?
As we regularly talk about making sure womxn’s voices are included in the political system, let us emphasize the power of our vote to decide who is at the tables where decisions are made! The Rhode Island General Election is November 3rd The Womxn Project is a 501(c)4 which means we don't endorse. However there is a lot we will do that relates directly to the election … [Read more...] about TWP & Election 2020
Mama Knows Best: Obstacles & Opportunities for Moms Running for Office The fact is that having children can make it that much harder to run for office, but it also gives us that push to make the world a better place for our families. Research has also shown that when moms are in office, fair wages and workplace policies get more attention and the needs of families are … [Read more...] about Mama Knows Best: Obstacles & Opportunities for Moms Running for Office
We have all heard it before – the sexist commentary on women who run for public office. Their outfits and hair are criticized or they are too shy or too loud. They have too many ideas or not enough. The Womxn Project (TWP) is dedicated to shifting conversations and power, so we can make real and lasting change. We are so lucky to work with elected officials around the country … [Read more...] about She Should Smile More Panel Discussion: Electability, Likeability and the Barriers to Electing Womxn