Greetings from the nation’s capital! Some Womxn Project board members, Jordan Hevenor, Tammy Brown, Caroline Morgan, and Jocelyn Foye are in Washington, DC right now as part of a national summit organized by the Center for Reproductive Rights.
The Womxn Project is thrilled to be one of only 6 states to pass proactive legislation to protect the right to abortion in 2019.
We are thrilled to meet with other state leaders to strategize to build on recent progress, push back on attempts to undermine our rights, and build strong connections to help leverage our collective power.
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It is a big week. We were part of a national push for “Voter Registration Day” to get people to register and make sure we all take serious the importance of showing up to the polls. We have had a few questions about how The Womxn Project will engage in upcoming races.
- We do not endorse candidates. That means that while our volunteer leaders may give their time or money to a particular candidate, we do not recruit or endorse one candidate over the other.
- We get people registered and encourage them to get involved in local elections. This is your chance to make sure the people who represent you are hearing from you and understand the need of your family and your community.
- We will have an integrated voter engagement program to help connect people to different opportunities to be part of local races. We see training volunteers and building a strong movement for reproductive health, rights and justice as our way to make a difference.
- We also educate our network on the issues up for consideration during the legislative session and opportunities to speak with the people who represent us in order to shape the policies that impact our rights and our lives.
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Right now, we are focused on developing a strong plan for the next legislative session. Our board just approved a bold agenda that will be debuted at our upcoming “Persisting the Night Away” event on October 19th.
We are already in meetings with coalition partners and starting conversations with lawmakers to lay the groundwork for what we believe will be an exciting set of legislative priorities aimed at creating real and lasting change in our state.
We are grateful to have you by our side. We will be sharing information soon about opportunities to take action and we hope you’ll join us on October 19th to learn more about our ambitious and exciting legislative agenda.
Together, we are working to transform the conversation and advance not just health and rights, but also justice and liberation.
We want to expand access to sex education and contraception. We want to make sure people can have healthy pregnancies and healthy sex lives. And we UNEQUIVOCALLY will fight to make sure if someone needs an abortion – for any reason – that they can afford to get one!