Advocate Stories, Leadership and Civic Engagement

Men for WREN

by Ashley Lidow on Jun 15, 2018

Recently a local politician was doing an interview about South Carolina candidates and made the comment that a man was “abandoning” his newborn son by running for Congress. Cue the: SAY WHAT?! Many folks were dismayed by the allegation and some even went so far to say that this was a “new low” of an… Read more

Advocate Stories, Seen and Heard

Be a Seen and Heard Superfan

by Megan Plassmeyer on Jun 5, 2018

As the Seen and Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands photovoice project continues, I want to make sure you have access to new opportunities. Want to be a Seen and Heard superfan?  Here’s a quick check-list to make sure you’re getting our behind the scenes content and event information. Click here to reserve your… Read more

Health and Education, Policy Updates

TAKE ACTION: Gag Rule threatens reproductive healthcare

by Ashley Lidow on May 29, 2018

The Trump administration proposed a domestic gag rule that would hurt women in the US by stripping Title X funding—funding that is dedicated to providing reproductive health services and care—from healthcare providers that refer patients for abortion services. This funding cut would have the biggest impact on low-income Americans. First, let’s talk about gag rules…. Read more

Health and Education, Policy Updates

TAKE ACTION: Protect Our Options for Healthcare

by Eme Crawford on May 25, 2018

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has applied for a Medicaid waiver to change the way that family planning services are delivered in South Carolina.  While the stated intentions of the waiver are to improve maternal and child healthcare, this change in policy will limit South Carolinians’ access to the health… Read more

Health and Education, Policy Updates

This is Your Victory.

by Ann Warner on May 4, 2018

You did it. In the wee hours of the morning, after days of debate, the voices for women’s health, rights, and dignity prevailed over politics in South Carolina. The Senate voted to recommit H 3548, an extreme and dangerous anti-abortion bill, to the Senate Medical Affairs Committee. With only a few days left in the… Read more

Leadership and Civic Engagement

It’s Your Chance to Lead.

by Sarah Nichols on May 1, 2018

Briliant young minds of Columbia: it is your chance to lead. The Obama Foundation just announced their new Community Leadership Corps, a 6 month program designed to train and empower young community leaders to address and change issues within their communities. Columbia is one of the three cities chosen for the program! In order to… Read more

Advocate Stories, Policy Updates

Why We Fight

by Ashley Lidow on Apr 27, 2018

At WREN we are constantly trying to educate our members on the importance of using your voice and taking action. . One of our key focus areas is leadership because when there is diversity in leadership we get better results. Some may say that diversity will happen organically, but unfortunately that is not the case;… Read more