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 is vitally necessary to give access for everyone who needs abortion coverage, not just the wealthy.
So much of the success we have had over the last 3 years is because of your actions like your presence, calls, and emails! With you, our partners in the Campaign of Equal Abortion Coverage, and our amazing lawmakers, we will get this done! Check out this from one sponsor, Senator Bridget Valverde.
The EACA is not over the finish line yet, so we do need your continued help.
Stay involved, but we should absolutely celebrate where we are at and keep on speaking out and showing up! Stay updated and involved by visiting our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
> Starting Tuesday, January 24th, join ED Jocelyn Foye and volunteer Susan Razza for “Tuesdays with TWP” to weekly make our presence known at the State House. Sign up here.
ICYMI: The Federal Government has put in place new workplace protections for pregnant people and those bread-feeding. Big thanks to our RI delegation for their support. Read more about this here.
SAVE THE DATES:
TWP is planning tours of the RI State House!
Get familiar with the halls of power and then let’s use that power for good. Is the RI State House new to you? Email us for our next appointment to participate in coming tours we coordinate with State House docents: [email protected]
• Sunday, January 22nd, 5:30pm
Rhode Island State House, Mall Side
Join a few TWP Education performers as they make a public statement with projections behind them in honor of this “unniversary.”
• January 24th, 2:30-3:30
Press event in the Rotunda, hosted by the RI Coalition for Reproductive Freedom
• January 24th, 3:30-4pm
Hand out Thank You Notes with us to the many House and Senate Sponsors for their support of the EACA on this “unniversary”. Sign up here
January Volunteer Meeting
January 25th, 5-6:30p
Come meet other folks interested in TWP! Drinks and snacks, updates from the RI Statehouse and ways to get involved! First-timers encouraged to come! Sign up here
ACLU Advocacy Training with Liana Cassar & Others
January 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Weaver Public Library, Champlin Program Room, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914