Health and Education, Policy Updates

Add Contraception to Budget

by Megan Plassmeyer on Jan 11, 2018

This week the South Carolina House voted on whether our state’s budget would continue to exclude birth control coverage for dependents on the state health plan. Although a majority of House members voted in favor of contraceptive access (56-44), more support was needed in order to override this dangerous budget cut. We have another opportunity to… Read more

Advocate Stories, Policy Updates

2018 Advocacy Asks

by Ashley Lidow on Jan 2, 2018

I don’t know about y’all, but I am ready to make 2018 the year of positive change. Looking back at 2017 it felt as if we were taking hit after hit and I am ready to go on the offense! The best way I know how to start making positive change is to make my… Read more

Leadership and Civic Engagement

Now Hiring: Upstate Liaison Position

by WREN Staff on Jan 1, 2018

Job Title Upstate Liaison Supervisor Director of  Communications and Learning Overview of Position The Upstate Liaison is an exciting new position with the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, and their families in South Carolina. WREN’s Upstate… Read more

Advocate Stories

New WAGE Group

by Brandi Ellison on Dec 20, 2017

As someone born and raised in South Carolina, I am proud of our commitment to bringing jobs into our state and find myself dreaming about how this could help accelerate the economic mobility of our communities, especially for women and girls. As South Carolina faces a future labor shortage, we must examine the hidden potential… Read more

Advocate Stories, Policy Updates

Meet Me at the Statehouse

by Megan Plassmeyer on Dec 19, 2017

Ready to connect with lawmakers this legislative session but aren’t sure how to make that first connection? The WREN staff have opened their calendars to our advocates this year and are free to meet you at the Statehouse every fourth Wednesday of the month through April. During these meet-ups, we’ll help you connect in-person with… Read more

Advocate Stories

Happy Holidays from WREN

by Megan Plassmeyer on Dec 19, 2017

This holiday season, we want to thank you for contributing your time and talents to our work and community.  Your voice has fueled a movement to ensure that women and families in our state have what they need to be healthy and economically secure. Cheers to a new year and the resiliency of advocates like you…. Read more

Advocate Stories, Special Events

Thank You For Supporting WREN on #GivingTuesday

by Lara Winburn on Dec 1, 2017

Another Giving Tuesday has passed. You received approximately 3 million emails asking you to “chip in,” “give now,” and “help us meet our goals.” I am sure there were many important, meaningful, and necessary organizations vying for your Giving Tuesday love. I want to thank you if you chose to invest in WREN this year…. Read more