It’s (All People Who Identify as a) Women’s History Month. And the celebration feels patronizing. Women and people identifying as women hold up half the sky. Our contributions to community, society, science, art and every other aspect of humanity should be celebrated. Loudly. Yet we’re bombarded with uplifting little fun facts about prominent women in history–“Nice job, … [Read more...] about Hearing Updates, Events & YOU!
(Action Alert) EACA: House Judiciary Committee Hearing Scheduled
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 NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 6TH! It’s go time — we have a hearing for the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA) and we need YOU to show up and show your support! Join us Monday, March 6th at 2 p.m. in Room 35 (Lower Level) to testify and get rid of bans … [Read more...] about (Action Alert) EACA: House Judiciary Committee Hearing Scheduled
Postcarding Launch & the “Independent Woman” Living Sculpture
For those of you in Rhode Island and beyond who experienced bad weather, we hope you had a safe snow day yesterday! The General Assembly has returned from their winter break this week so let’s welcome them back, Womxn Project style... with a nod to the beginning of Women's History Month. We have a few special treats in store. As always we try to offer different ways to be … [Read more...] about Postcarding Launch & the “Independent Woman” Living Sculpture
We LOVE providers & abortion access … and abhor anti-abortion lies!
Happy Galentine’s, Palentine’s, and Valentine’s — all the celebrations of love and community and friendship! We hope you’re planning to be at our volunteer gathering TONIGHT at 6pm! Join us to make Valentine’s Day cards for representatives. You can reach out to [email protected] for more info. These handmade cards will show we care about issues and will express our … [Read more...] about We LOVE providers & abortion access … and abhor anti-abortion lies!
Tearing down oppressive barriers
Organizations often talk about their work as allies during Black History month. And we’re going to do it, too–we’re proud of our allyship and even more proud of the organizations that allow us the space to stand with them. During the recent once-in-a-generation cold snap this month, Amos House, along with other organizations that support the unhoused, did incredible work. … [Read more...] about Tearing down oppressive barriers
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
Governor Includes Abortion Coverage in FY24 Budget!
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!
(Action Needed!) Come on, governor. RI’ers deserve better!
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!
Actions to help pass abortion access for all in 2023
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 Actions to help pass abortion access for all in 2023
DAY ONE – and all the days after (Tuesday, Resolutions & more)!
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)!
ARTivism Making Waves in 2023, Plus 2022 End Of Year Review
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
Happy Holidays & Rest-Up… 🌙
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… 🌙
TWP & Campaign Partners Pushing for BOLD actions for Abortion Access!
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!
LGBTQ+ Liberation & Giving Thanks for Our Community!
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!
Elections are over – time to get to work!
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!