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 involved and cause for this email is because we have a few urgent actions coming up to help pass the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA). Take a look and contact us with any questions.
We cannot let another session go by without getting this important bill passed. We are going to need you with us and touch in where you can. AND for some creative invigoration, look below at our International Women’s Day (March 8th) artivist action in Kennedy Plaza. We’re rather excited about it 😉
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Ongoing, starting next Monday
We are excited to re-launch our successful postcarding program. Through this initiative, we have generated THOUSANDS of calls over the years to support priority bills. Getting involved is simple. We provide all the materials, and you simply commit to writing out cards.
Learn more and sign up: https://bit.ly/EACApostcardsFeb2023.
If you can, PLEASE DONATE $$ to this important initiative. From experience, we know that postcarding campaigns need to be big to make an impact, and we’re relying on your donations to support our efforts.
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“Tuesdays with TWP”
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Myself and volunteer Susan Razza, as well as many friends from the Campaign for Equal Abortion Coverage show up at the State House every Tuesday. But we spent this snowy Tuesday resting and caring for our loved ones and heading back to the State House on Thursday, March 2. We’ll be back to our regular Tuesday schedule next week.
Join us every Tuesday at 3pm to show support for abortion access and other critical bills.
Psss- We will have postcards for you to address in the House and Senate galleries for an activity to do too.
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Phonebank & Testimony Training
Wednesday, March 1st
We need people to make phone calls in support of the EACA. If you want to get involved in this initiative, we will provide you with a short script and a list of supporters to call. You can call from home or meet up in our project space and hang out with other awesome volunteers. Contact Kait to find out more/sign-up.
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Wednesday, March 8th
International Women’s Day
Join The Womxn Project Education Fund in Kennedy Plaza from 4 to 5:30pm where we’ll host a living statue of the Independent Woman. Learn the history of the statue and celebrate women’s persistence in the face of questionable decisions made behind closed doors.
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Physicians and activists are keeping a close eye on the mifepristone ruling, which could come as soon as this week. If the Texas judge presiding over the case rules to block access to mifepristone, the first of two drugs used in medication abortion, physicians will no longer be able to prescribe it.
Abortion providers are hoping for the best, but planning for the worst. Behind the scenes, physicians are considering what moving from a two-medication abortion protocol to a single medication will mean for their patients.
We will provide resources from doctors on what to do in Rhode Island and beyond. We are not doctors and do not want to cause any confusion. We will stay on top of this for you.