Category: Advocate Stories

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Statement in Opposition to H.3477

by WREN Staff on Feb 23, 2021

Testimony prepared by WREN CEO Ann Warner for the House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee on February 23, 2021. “Thank you, Chairman McCravy, and members of the subcommittee, for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Ann Warner and I am the CEO of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization

Health and Education, News, Partner

Press Release: Coalition of LGBTQ Advocates in South Carolina Call on Legislators to Reject Anti-Transgender School Athletics Bill In Advance of Subcommittee Hearing

Feb 19, 2021

Proposed legislation would jeopardize the mental, social, and physical health of transgender youth in South Carolina and open state to lawsuits.   Columbia, SC- Today the South Carolina legislature announced that a hearing will be held next week on H3477, legislation that would prohibit transgender youth in middle and high school from participating in student athletics.

Advocate Stories, Freedom from Violence, Health and Education

CEO Ann Warner’s Testimony in Support of the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act

by WREN on Feb 18, 2021

Statement provided on February 18, 2021  Thank you, Chairwoman Brawley, and members of the 3-M Social Services, Mental Health and Children’s Affairs subcommittee, for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Ann Warner and I am the CEO of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to

Freedom from Violence, Health and Education, Partner

Collective Statement from South Carolina Organizations on the Passage of S.1

by WREN Staff and Partner Organizations on Feb 18, 2021

Today, South Carolina has become the latest state to demonstrate its disrespect and disregard for the lives and welfare of its residents by signing into law S.1 – the extreme and dangerous 6-week abortion ban. In the middle of a raging pandemic that is causing unprecedented loss of life and livelihood, it is appalling that

Advocate Stories

Community Testimony Against 6 Week Abortion Ban

by WREN Staff on Jan 14, 2021

The testimonies below were presented on January 14, 2021 in opposition to S.1, the 6 week abortion ban.  The information below is only what advocates allowed to be published some may not include names or locations.  —————————— Maya Ward, Columbia To start I’d like to say thank you to Senator Davis and the rest of

Advocate Stories, Health and Education

CEO Ann Warner’s Statement in Opposition to S.1 Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee

by Ann Warner on Jan 14, 2021

Testimony given on Thursday, January 14th. Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony to this Committee. My name is Ann Warner and I am the CEO of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of

News, Partner, Research

Press Release: South Carolina Voters Struggling with Utility Bills and Want Help

by Conservation Voters of SC on Dec 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2020 POLL: South Carolina Voters Struggling with Utility Bills and Want Help One in three South Carolinians have had difficulty paying bills during the pandemic. Nine in 10 support waiving late fees for missed utility bills, preventing utility shutoffs. COLUMBIA, SC – A new poll released today finds that since the

News, Partner, Special Events

WREN to Receive Adaptable Award from Able SC

Dec 1, 2020

Able South Carolina will present the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network with the Adaptable Award.  Able SC’s annual Fundable event will be online this year on December 4th from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  Tickets are available now, click here to purchase your ticket. Ann Warner, WREN CEO, and Melissa Moore our Lowcountry Manager will