Organizations often talk about their work as allies during Black History month. And we’re going to do it, too–we’re proud of our allyship and even more proud of the organizations that allow us the space to stand with them.
During the recent once-in-a-generation cold snap this month, Amos House, along with other organizations that support the unhoused, did incredible work. The community–including TWP members–came together to donate blankets and warm clothes to Amos House, Help the Homeless RI and warming centers that lost power.
Last month, we were heartbroken to mourn with BLM PAC during their candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols, and we support local efforts to reform LEOBOR and hold police accountable for their actions.
We also are proud of our work as accomplices who actively seek to dismantle injustices at the institutional level. When the Reproductive Privacy Act passed in 2019, it was a huge win. But the law is flawed. State employees and people who carry Medicaid cannot use their health insurance to cover abortion services. This flaw disproportionately affects childbearing people of color and people with low socioeconomic status. And it’s an oppressive structure that needs to be dismantled.
That’s why TWP is working tirelessly with intersectional movement leaders and partner organizations to get the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act passed this legislative session. If passed, this bill would dismantle the oppressive policy that denies abortion coverage to state employees and Medicaid recipients. Join us in a series of actions we have planned in the near future and look out for new artivist actions to come.
Last year, the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, a group of anti-abortion physicians, asked a Dallas federal court to call the FDA approval of mifepristone illegal. Mifepristone is one of the two drugs needed for a medical abortion. Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump-appointed judge, is hearing the case and could issue a ruling as soon as February 24. If the FDA approval is overturned, people will at least temporarily lose access to the most commonly used abortion method, and the case could weaken the FDA’s drug approving powers. Please watch your local news with us for information about this important case.
To understand more, watch a conversation with ReproAction & Repro Legal Defense Fund around Abortion Pills & Criminalization, hosted by TWPef & Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom from June 2022 with relevant information for today.
Tuesdays with TWP | Join us
Every Tuesday, our executive director, Jocelyn Foye, will be at the State House with a group of volunteers and EACA campaign members to lobby on behalf of the EACA. We’re a warm, welcoming group with ages that span the decades, and we want you to join us and add to our numbers. Wear a pink shirt, wear a green shirt, wear whatever color brings out your eyes. The only rule in the State House–an unfortunate one for us activists–is that you have to wear a shirt.
82 Smith Street, Providence, RI
Meet in front of the State House Library
Palatine’s Day Volunteer Event | Learn More
Join us in our headquarters to make Valentine’s Day cards for representatives. These handmade cards will show we care about issues and will express our love for reproductive freedom. Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day during a Tuesday with TWP.
Monday, February 13, 6pm
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EACA Virtual Phone Bank Training | Join us
COVID is still a thing, and we understand that not everyone is comfortable gathering in person with us. To keep COVID-cautious activists involved, on Wednesday, February 15, get on one training on how to phone bank and tips to writing testimony.
Wednesday, February 15