The Womxn Project is committed to believing that change is possible and working hard to make it happen!
(Providence, RI) – Statement by Jocelyn Foye, The Womxn Project on the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris:
“Today the reign of what has truly felt like terror under Donald Trump will end. The Womxn Project is incredibly excited to see what we hope will be a peaceful transition of power and to watch as the first woman is sworn in as the Vice President of the United States. Many of us will sit with our children and watch this moment with tears in our eyes – tears of relief that we can try to rebuild and move forward and tears of joy for the incredible step forward in breaking another glass ceiling. We no longer have to say that there has never been a woman VP. A woman of color will be there at the table in this new administration leading policy decisions. This matters in so many ways.
We hope and believe that it will be a new day and it is momentous, but it is also a call to action for all of us. We must commit to pushing hard for bold action from this new administration. Biden hasa stack of executive orders to sign as soon as he’s inaugurated. Many of them are aimed at starting to reverse Trump era damage to programs like Medicaid and SNAP and help respond to the pandemic. These are very important and there is still much work to do.
We are excited to dig in and to see what is possible if we come together to push our lawmakers in Rhode Island and in Washington, DC to truly listen to the needs of women and families. We truly intend to continue to use innovative ways to address the very real challenges facing so many of our neighbors and loved ones – and to find policies and programs that can dismantle injustices that started long before Trump.
We have a lot of work to do long after today, but we are confident that we will continue to make a real difference because we have seen what is possible when we leverage our collective strength and raise our voices to push for the changes that our families need, our communities deserve, and that the pursuit of justice demands.”
Jocelyn Foye is available for interview up on request.
“Today we mark a step out of the dark of the fear mongering and archaic policies of the Trump administration. We step into a new light as we envision what is possible. Today is not about policies. It is about people. This is about the families who lost a loved one to the coronavirus who can now rest assured that there are leaders who will defend their access to care and develop a thoughtful, strategic approach to this health crisis. This is about the people who will need an abortion who can rest assured that their president and vice president respect the right and the need to access safe care. This is about our undocumented family and friends who can breathe a short sigh of relief knowing that the Trump administration’s reign of terror on immigrants will come to an end. Today we celebrate. Tomorrow we move forward to push for bold change and innovative policies and to ensure that no one is left behind in the pursuit of justice and liberation!”