Category: Advocate Stories

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

Advocate Stories, News

Ann Warner, WREN CEO, Named Emerge SC Woman of the Year

by WREN Staff on Oct 22, 2020

Emerge South Carolina hosted their annual Women of the Year awards ceremony virtually this year and our very own CEO, Ann Warner was honored! The next opportunity to celebrate the Women of the Year awards is on Thursday, October 29th.  Emerge will posthumously honor Dr. Emily England Clyburn with the Legend award.  Ann will participate

Advocate Stories, COVID-19, Economic Opportunity, News

SC Connected in Crisis

by Deitra Matthews, Conservation Voters of S.C. on Oct 12, 2020

The phrase “energy poverty” may sound strange, but it’s a vivid reality for far too many here in South Carolina. Energy poverty is reached when a household can no longer afford to pay the full cost of its utility bills and is instead forced to make difficult and often unhealthy decisions.  In our efforts with