While we know that a majority of voters and lawmakers support the Reproductive Health Care Act (HB 5127), there has been a lot of confusion. Together, we believe that we can make this happen and protect the right to abortion! Join The Womxn Project for a “Tele Town Hall” on Sunday, February 10th, 8:00-9:00pm ET. Have you heard the inflammatory and untrue claims about … [Read more...] about Join us for a “Tele-Town Hall” on the RHCA & RPA
The Womxn Project (TWP, previously The Woman Project) was formed in 2017, by a few passionate and outspoken Rhode Island womxn, to educate others about Rhode Island’s regressive abortion laws. What began as a protest of the present moment has become a movement for change.
While Rhode Island was the first state to promote religious freedom, for far too long reproductive freedom has been quietly governed - if indirectly - by the Catholic Church.
TWP was created to let Rhode Islanders know the truth: if Roe v. Wade is overturned at the federal level, RI will have no law to protect the right to abortion. Most Rhode Islanders, living in a ‘blue state,’ did not realize that without Roe vs. Wade, RI could revert to old laws which are among the most restrictive and oppressive in the entire United States.
That is why TWP balances artistic events and traditional actions to make change locally or at the state level. These are some of the action TWP will make, online or physically somewhere, to add our voice to the many calling for change.
(caption: folks at the State House at 10:35p after 7 hours of testimony had been given. Another 6 hours of testimony was to come...) A Night at the State House House Judiciary Hearing for RHCA 2019 || by Beth Bell || "I'm here and it's terrifying" was the first thing I texted from the security line leading up to the State House yesterday. I was sandwiched between two … [Read more...] about A Night at the State House, House Judiciary Hearing for RHCA 2019
The House version of the Reproductive Health Care Act (House Bill 5127) will be heard THIS Tuesday, January 29thalong with the weaker version of the bill (House Bill 5125) and a couple of bills using trumped up rhetoric to attack access to care. It is critical that we be there IN FORCE to show our support for the RHCA – no substitutes and make it clear that we want to see … [Read more...] about The House Bill 5127: Reproductive Health Care Act is SCHEDULED
TAKE ACTION: Check out the list of Senate sponsors below. If your member is on there, PLEASE take just 5 minutes to call and say “Thank you for co-sponsoring this bill to be numbered shortly- the Reproductive Health Care Act. I am truly grateful. Let’s get the RHCA passed this year!” If you have 3 more minutes, you should also send an e-mail. Don’t skip the call – phone … [Read more...] about Rhode Island Senate- Sponsor Listing
TAKE ACTION: Check out the list of House sponsors below. If your member is on there, PLEASE take just 5 minutes to call and say “Thank you for co-sponsoring House Bill 5127, the Reproductive Health Care Act. I am truly grateful. Let’s get the RHCA passed this year!” If you have 3 more minutes, you should also send an e-mail. Don’t skip the call – phone calls make a big … [Read more...] about House of Representatives, Sponsor Listing
Most of you have seen photo petitions before - people holding up signs in pictures to raise awareness and show support for a campaign. They are easy to do, but can make a powerful statement. We are reaching out today to ask you to stand with us to show support for the Reproductive Health Care Act! Be part of the movement to protect the right to abortion in Rhode Island! … [Read more...] about #Repro4RI – show your support (and your smile)!
The 2019 session has begun and we are hard at work. In fact, just yesterday supporters were up at the state house delivering postcards. We know that support is growing. A poll done by the Providence Journal, the Public’s Radio and NBC 6 over the summer found that more than 70% of Rhode Island voters support the General Assembly passing the Reproductive Health Care Act,a … [Read more...] about Urge Governor Raimondo to continue supporting RHCA
WHERE RI Statehouse meet at statehouse library 2ndfloor at 3:30 WHEN Tuesday 1/15, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday 1/23, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday 1/29, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday 2/6 3:30, PM - 5:00 PM BACKGROUND Join all-star volunteer and The Womxn Project's registered volunteer lobbyist, Caroline Jackson Morgan, at the Statehouse to talk to our … [Read more...] about Lobbying with Caroline
Letter Writing or Callings, Helping each other expand the political reach! Written by a group of concerned Rhode Islanders Shared by The Womxn Project I. Let them know we appreciate them! These are the 20 brave State Representatives, all Democrats, who have taken a stand to NOT vote for Nicholas Mattiello as Speaker of the House on January 1st, 2019. They are working hard … [Read more...] about Helping each other expand the political reach
Download the 5" x 7" postcard (for free) Download the mini-poster to print at home (for free) ## So much to say on this issue that adds to the attacks on people's rights in America. Speechless. We will write more soon but love the article by OUT Magazine, "Hell No to the Memo: 7 Action Items to Protect Trans and GNC People" by the OUT editors on Oct 21st. It has … [Read more...] about Trans Rights are Human Rights
In Tuesday’s election, RI elected more women to office than ever before! Congratulations. The one disappointment among the great successes of the night was that 3,421 people in District 15 voted for Representative Nicolas Mattiello - fewer votes than many other reps got, yet still enough to send him to the State House, with a margin of 300 votes. While these votes may be … [Read more...] about “Hell No To Mattiello” | Take Action NOW
FULL BIOGRAPHIES Speakers for the Speak Up, Speak Out on Oct 21, Providence, RI >> Download Full Flyer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Edith H. Ajello (D) has served the residents of the East Side of Providence since first being elected in November 1992. She represents the constituents of District 1, which was previously District 3 before the completion of … [Read more...] about Speak Up, Speak Out || Full Biographies
During a recent 30 minute interview with Josh Fenton, the Speaker of the Rhode Island House, Speaker Mattiello, talked about the Reproductive Health Care Act. We have transcribed that section to save you time and added our voice as well. - - - - - - - - - - - Josh Fenton: …One of the issues here for a majority of Rhode Islanders is that they want to make sure that the … [Read more...] about Speaker Mattiello: “There is no case anywhere in the country that that is challenging Roe v. Wade. “
Sharing our personal stories surrounding reproductive freedom can be challenging but we are creating an intentional & international speak out event this Oct. 21st in Providence, RI at the Speak Up, Speak Out. This is a safe space that invites individuals from all walks of life to talk about abortion, sexual education, sexual identity, harassment, parenting, … [Read more...] about Participate as a story teller at Speak Up, Speak Out
Voting isn’t just about exercising your rights. It’s about doing what’s right. By now, probably most of those reading these words have voted early or have a plan to vote in the Primary Election. You know who you’ll vote for. You’ve figured out who’s waiting and wanting to take away women’ rights to self-determination. You’ve been out there, canvassing, fundraising, … [Read more...] about Why voting in a primary is so important