We are so thankful for the support we saw this week with the launch of our campaign teams around the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act. If you haven’t had a chance to sign-up for one or more of our efforts, please take a moment TODAY to join. We are excited to get things rolling. Our first batch of new postcards are headed to the printer and will get into people’s hands. We … [Read more...] about Activism + Education + Art = COVID Safe Campaign Building
As the public health and financial crisis continues, many people are having a difficult time. All Rhode Islanders deserve the peace of mind that they can obtain the health care they need, including abortion! JOIN THE WOMXN PROJECT CAMPAIGN TEAM! We are launching a series of exciting initiatives to build momentum and support. We need YOU! We are thrilled to work again … [Read more...] about JOIN OUR TEAM: Time To End Abortion Bans!
Have you heard? RI has a SPECIAL ELECTION tomorrow. Of the seven bond measures on the ballot, Bond #3 resonates most with TWP as we believe it advances reproductive justice. If approved, Bond #3 would provide a $65 million housing and community opportunity bond that will help fund the production and preservation of affordable homes in Rhode Island. Housing advocates … [Read more...] about #BeAVoter & a Leader for Change in Rhode Island!
The legislation to get rid of bans on health coverage for abortion for state employees and the Medicaid program was just re-introduced. Before we even got a chance to share the fantastic news and thank the incredible lead sponsors, Rep. Liana Cassar and Sen. Bridget Valverde and the 26 House sponsors and 21 Senate sponsors, Senate leadership decided to play politics with our … [Read more...] about Don’t Play Games With Our Healthcare!
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | Download .PDF Governor Gina Raimondo Lieutenant Governor Daniel McKee 82 Smith Street Providence, RI 02903 Dear Governor Raimondo and Lieutenant Governor McKee: As an organization committed to ensuring all people can access reproductive health care, including abortion, we believe that each of us should be able to make decisions about … [Read more...] about Clean Budget Letter, The Womxn Project
The Womxn Project Education Fund (TWPEF) invites you to help enrich "The WELL" ("El Pozo") with your presence and perspective. Come to learn and ask questions; all are welcome and encouraged to be present in whatever way feels most like home for you. Bring your heart and come fill your bucket. The Well runs deep. This will be our first of many "The WELL" bi-monthly … [Read more...] about ‘The Well’, Bi-Monthly Community Gatherings
Amazing news out of Georgia, literally shocked about the terrorist attack at the US Capitol building RIGHT NOW. Clearly we look forward to a government that is more representative and continue the conversation about we want the state and country to look like while investing in the leadership and vision of women of color. So trying to step back from this chaos and reflect, I … [Read more...] about What a year 2020 was! The Womxn Project’s Year in Review
Today marks 47 years of the Helms Amendment, a racist, white supremacist policy exporting US politicians' attempts to control abortion information and access and deny bodily autonomy. Helms denies the use of US funds to ensure safe abortion services. It causes great harm, especially to Black and Brown people around the world. The Womxn Project is proud to endorse … [Read more...] about Unhappy Anniversary to the Helms Amendment!
“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