What does it look like now? Read the statement from the Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Freedom. The sub A (amendment) for the RPA (H 5125) will be voted on Tuesday in House Judiciary. The Coalition and The Womxn Project are in support of this amendment. We would like to see the Senate version of the RHCA (S 152) be amended in the Senate to line up with the … [Read more...] about Get the Facts!
Hey, Womxn Project friends. We know that a majority of legislators and a majority of voters want to see the Reproductive Health Care Act passed THIS YEAR! We are doing all we can to make that happen. We need your help. We need the Senate leadership to LEAD – to get this bill out of the Judiciary Committee, to the floor and to the governor’s desk without amendments. … [Read more...] about Senate Leaders need to LEAD to protect our health and rights!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our big FUN'draiser on Sunday. We had an exciting weekend full of organizing and community building across the state from Portsmouth to Coventry to Providence and Warwick. You can check out pictures on our Facebook and Twitter. We have another fun and fabulous opportunity THIS WEEK! On Thursday, April 4th from 3:00-7:30pm, we will be in … [Read more...] about Making Art, Making Change
Hello Womxn Project Movement! Coming at you with a message to share the MANY opportunities to speak out with us to turn up the heat and push through the Reproductive Health Care Act (S 152A). We are sooooo close, but we have to work hard to maintain the momentum to see this campaign through! A new and fun action is happening this Sunday from 11:00am-12:00pm in Coventry. … [Read more...] about HONK if you support the RHCA!
We are fortunate in Rhode Island to have members of Congress who really do a lot of great work to support the health and needs of women and families in our state. That is why THIS WEEK, we are calling on them to do all they can to protect the right to abortion and pass the Reproductive Health Care Act THIS YEAR. Yes, we know it is a state bill, but these are folks with some … [Read more...] about CONGRESS, what have you done for us lately?
We had an EXCITING weekend with volunteers coming together for postcard parties and pick-up, phone-banking, petitions at a parade, and our “Faith in Action” event. Thank you to the MANY people who joined us. We are so grateful to the thousands of volunteers who are part the campaign to pass the RHCA! The momentum is growing, but we have to keep it up! We have to get … [Read more...] about KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON with us (we have to!)
A lot has been said about faith during the campaign for the Reproductive Health Care Act (S 152). Decisions about reproduction are morally complex, and we understand that people of different religious traditions, as well as people within the same religion, hold varying views on this matter. People of faith can and DO support each person’s decision about whether they are … [Read more...] about FAITH IN ACTION – supporting the RHCA!
Around 9pm last night, the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted to PASS the Reproductive Privacy Act (H 5125) and protect the right to abortion. We will share more details soon and we are urging you to please do all you can to help us keep up this momentum to see this effort through, but right now let us celebrate. Let us celebrate the THOUSANDS of volunteers who … [Read more...] about WE NEED TO CELEBRATE – and then get back to work.
We are at the State House all day today (Thursday, March 7th) getting ready for the vote on the Reproductive Privacy Act (H 5125). Our co-directors, Jocelyn and Jordan are bringing snacks, their laptops, and books and they will be there all day in the House gallery from 9am-5pm to be present, show support and be ready for the House floor vote. Join them! We are … [Read more...] about BIG DAY — keep up the fight for the right to abortion!
We are beyond grateful to everyone who showed up to the State House on Tuesday. SUCH A BIG WEEK! ast night (and into this morning – almost 6 am) people were up at the State House to speak out at two different hearings. We took a HUGE step forward in the campaign to protect the right to abortion! The House Judiciary Committee passed an amended Reproductive Privacy Act (H … [Read more...] about WE ARE SO CLOSE, BUT THERE IS WORK TO DO. The time is now!
ey, Womxn Project pals. For real, we have quite a week ahead of us. We need you IN THIS WITH US! Not sure what’s up with the campaign to protect the right to abortion? We are excited. BIG day on Tuesday, March 5th. The Senate version of the Reproductive Health Care Act and the House version of Reproductive Privacy Act are BOTH being heard TODAY at the State … [Read more...] about EXCITING TIME IN RHODE ISLAND – we are in this!
The Time is Now to Put Health Before Politics and Protect the Right to Abortion The momentum behind the Reproductive Health Care Act continues to grow as it heads to a hearing in the Senate and a committee vote in the House. (Providence, RI) - Statement by The Womxn Project on a health professional lobby day, Senate Judiciary hearing on the Reproductive Health Care Act (S … [Read more...] about PR: “Put Health Before Politics” (RPA vote, RHCA hearing and Lobby Day)
In episode 4, Candid Conversation with an Awesome Doc, your Master Baker, Jennifer Rourke talks with Dr. Beata Nelken on the work she is doing in the State at a clinic in Central Falls, RI and the ongoing issues with state reproductive limitations. Sponsored by … [Read more...] about Episode 4: Candid Conversation with an Awesome Doc
It has been an exciting week – and continues to a thrilling time in the campaign to protect the right to abortion in our state. → The number of volunteers coming together around Rhode Island continues to grow. We are astonished at the number of people attending and hosting events or picking up postcard and call packets to volunteer on their own time. Check it out and join … [Read more...] about URGENT UPDATES and NEXT STEPS – Campaign to protect the right to abortion in RI!
EVENT ADVISORY: Health professionals set to lobby lawmakers and advocates are planning to fill the State House for the Senate hearing on the Reproductive Health Care Act (S 152) on Tuesday, March 5th. March 1, 2019 Health Professionals Urge Support for Passage of the RHCA The momentum behind the Reproductive Health Care Act continues to grow as it heads to a hearing in the … [Read more...] about RHCA Health Lobby Day and Hearing Scheduled for 3/5