Category: Leadership and Civic Engagement

City of Women, Leadership and Civic Engagement, News

 Opinion: Putting Greenville Women on the Map

by Dr. Courtney Tollison on Mar 9, 2020

  On November 2nd of 1920, white women in Greenville went to the polls for the first time. After an approximately 80-year battle to gain the right to vote, one can only imagine the excitement and optimism that filled the air of polling stations across the nation. However, on this momentous occasion, the front page of the Greenville News simply read, “Women’s Votes to Make Counters’ Task Greater.”   One

Health and Education, Leadership and Civic Engagement, News

Dr. Kari Claudia Allen on Maternal Mortality

by Dr. Kari Claudia Allen on Feb 28, 2020

On Thursday, February 27, 2020 the House Subcommittee on Social Services, Mental Health, and Children’s Affairs met to hear testimony on H. 4712 (the South Carolina Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act).  Dr. Kari-Claudia Allen testified and encouraged legislators to vote in favor of the bill. Dr. Allen’s testimony begins at 3:20 in this video,

Leadership and Civic Engagement, News, Uncategorized

2020: Looking Ahead

by Wren Staff on Jan 8, 2020

South Carolina runs on 2 year legislative cycles and 2020 marks the beginning of the second year. The first day of session will begin on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Here are a few tips to prepare for this session:   1. Download the SC Legislature App   This mobile app makes staying connected during the

Advocate Stories, Leadership and Civic Engagement

SC Legislature App in 5 easy steps

by Courtney Thomas on Feb 7, 2019

The General Assembly started their session with innovation in the release of the “SC Legislature” app.  This mobile app will make staying connected during the legislative session easier and more efficient. Here are 5 easy steps to effectively use this new app: Download the app As with all applications, the SC Legislature app requires a

Leadership and Civic Engagement

New Year’s WRENsolutions

by WREN Staff on Dec 19, 2018

It’s the start of the new year: the time when people make promises to themselves and to others on how this year is going to be better than the last. It’s often hard to stay true to your resolutions, but here at WREN, we know one thing for sure: in 2019, we are committed to

Leadership and Civic Engagement, News

More Women at the Table: Midterm Election Updates

by Ashley Lidow on Nov 7, 2018

The results are in and we at WREN have been closely watching the midterms to see who will represent us at the SC Statehouse and beyond. Reports are showing that there was incredible voter turnout with the SC Elections Commission estimating more the 55.7% of voters casting ballots this cycle. That is the second highest

Leadership and Civic Engagement

Voter Participation with Charleston Activist Network

by Nancy Jones on Oct 30, 2018

On September 21, 2018, WREN sat down with Tamika Gadsden, founder of the Charleston Activist Network (CAN), to discuss advocacy for marginalized populations, the voting system, and how to hold your candidates and representatives accountable. Charleston Activist Network is a non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization based out of Charleston that grew out of the Charleston Sister

Leadership and Civic Engagement

Facebook Live Tips and Tricks

by Sarah Nichols on Sep 20, 2018

As many of you know, WREN has been streaming Facebook Live content every Friday since the start of July. We use these #FacebookLiveFridays (and sometimes additional days, too) to highlight the great work our partners are doing and discuss relevant issues facing the women and girls of South Carolina. Doing our Facebook live videos has

Leadership and Civic Engagement

WREN is Hiring a Policy Assistant

by Ashley Lidow on Sep 4, 2018

Deadline to apply is September 21st, 2018. The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls and their families. The Policy Assistant is a member of the Policy and Government Relations (PGR)