Director of Organizing

by Melissa Moore on Jun 17, 2022

I’m honored and humbled to announce my new position as Director of Organizing, a role that draws on my 15+ years of experience advancing gender justice in South Carolina. This is a brand new position at WREN that solidifies a commitment to growing our grassroots power!  I started my career in 2005 as Executive Assistant

Gender Justice, Uncategorized

Reflections on Pride, not Prejudice

by Melissa Moore on Jun 2, 2022

Happy Pride, y’all! I’m proud to be a Genderqueer Raised In The South (GRITS), and I want to remind other GRITS, all the beautiful identities under the queer* umbrella, and all those who uplift our community that our existence is our RESISTANCE.  I am blessed to make a living doing work that is deeply personal


Together, We Are Powerful!

by Ann Warner on May 26, 2022

Legislative Victories!  Below are bills that were signed into law in South Carolina! Thanks to you, WREN has achieved two major legislative victories that will make South Carolina a healthier and more equitable state for women, gender-expansive people, and their families.  Paid Family Leave for State Employees, making more than 55,000 state employees eligible for


Wrap-Up of the 124th Session of SC General Assembly

May 12, 2022

Whew. The 124th session of the General Assembly has concluded. Despite an unrelenting onslaught of bills attacking our rights, we have achieved some monumental victories.   During this legislative session, our network members took at least 70,000 advocacy actions! We are so proud of this incredible demonstration of our collective power.   Here’s an overview of where


Job Opening: Communications Specialist

by WREN Staff on Apr 27, 2022

Communications Specialist The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, gender expansive people, and their families in South Carolina. WREN engages and influences diverse audiences – from our 40,000+ member database, hundreds of non-profit