Advocate Stories

7 Questions with Melissa Moore

by WREN on Aug 22, 2019

Our nest is getting bigger! Meet WREN’s newest staff member and Lowcountry Manager, Melissa Moore. 1. Where are you from? I’m from Mount Pleasant, SC’s fourth-largest municipality that likes to pretend it’s a sleepy little beach town. I grew up in Charleston and graduated with a BS in Sociology from the College of Charleston. I’m

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Black Women in South Carolina Deserve Equal Pay

by Elected Black Women, SC General Assembly on Aug 22, 2019

Today, August 22, marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Far from a celebration, this day represents how far Black women nationwide had to work into 2019 to match what white, non-Hispanic men earned in 2018. Nationally, Black women working full-time, year-round earned 61 cents for every dollar earned by white men working full-time, year-round. This

Policy Updates

This is YOUR House.

by Courtney Thomas on Aug 21, 2019

In an unprecedented move, the South Carolina Senate is moving forward with H. 3020 outside of regular session.  After passing through the house, the 6 Week Abortion Ban is now in the Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee.    September 10, 2019 is our last opportunity to go on record in opposition to the bill, so we

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What the World Cup Reminds Us About Pay Equality

by Ashley Lidow on Jul 15, 2019

Whether you were glued to the TV screaming GOOOAAALLLLLLL or just heard the news about the women’s soccer team, we can all agree that Sunday was a great day for sports in the United States. The US Women’s National Soccer Team won the World Cup, securing their fourth world championship and breaking their own record

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Now Hiring: Lowcountry Manager

by WREN on Jun 19, 2019

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Overview of Position The Lowcountry Manager is a 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 headquarters

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WREN’s 2019 Legislative Session Update

by WREN Staff on Jun 4, 2019

The legislature adjourned the 1st regular session of the 123rd South Carolina General Assembly in May. While many of the state’s priorities for the year are left unfinished, WREN made progress in advancing issues affecting women, girls, and families, and successfully stopped a 6-week abortion ban for this year. The two-year session of the SC

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Two New Internships: Deadline to Apply May 17th

by Megan Plassmeyer on May 3, 2019

It’s internship time! See below to learn more about two new opportunities to work with WREN. Position: Intern, Communications and Learning Team Type: Part-Time Compensation: $11/hour Application: Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@scwren.org by Friday, May 17, 2019. Description: The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose