Policy Updates

125th Legislative Session Wrap-Up

by Ashley Lidow on Jun 6, 2024

An illustration of the South Carolina statehouse

As we look back over the past two years, it’s clear that the collaborative efforts between WREN and our dedicated partners have yielded significant progress in the 2023-2024 South Carolina legislative session.

This period has been marked by tireless advocacy, strategic partnerships, and a steadfast commitment to advancing the rights and well-being of women and families across our state. From landmark legislation to grassroots mobilization, our collective endeavors have shaped policies and empowered communities, ensuring that the voices of South Carolinians are heard.

Join us as we delve into the highlights of our legislative achievements, the challenges we overcame, and the lasting impact of our work during this session.

Introduced 15 bills with our legislative partners across both the House and Senate

Provided support for two partner bills

Advanced three bills through the legislative process

Passed 5 of our policy priorities into law

Fought against 36 legislative attacks on gender justice 

Helped more than 50 advocates connect with their legislators during regular Meet Me at the Statehouse events

Connected with more than 4,900 South Carolinians in WREN’s action center from Jan 2023- May 2024:

What’s next?

This summer, we are conducting a survey to help us better understand the needs and preferences of our supporters and advocates so we can improve our programs and communications. Your passion, ideas, and commitment are crucial to continuing this vital work. Please visit this link to add your voice today.

Over the next six months, WREN will work with our network partners and coalition members to formulate our policy agenda for the next two-year legislative session, which will begin in January 2025. We will continue to prioritize bodily autonomy, reproductive freedom, economic dignity, LGBTQIA+ equality, and racial justice.

Together with you, we have laid a strong foundation during this session, but there is still much to be done. JOIN US.

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