Category: Leadership and Civic Engagement

Economic Opportunity, Leadership and Civic Engagement

#EqualPay Week of Action

Mar 22, 2021

This week the WREN team will highlight the ways pay discrimination impacts women and gender expansive people. Though the wage gap is a persistent problem, there are ways we can all work toward solutions. Join us for a week of education and action! #SCWREN #EqualPay Add this frame to your Facebook profile photo and help

Leadership and Civic Engagement, News

WREN staff shares anti-racist work with TogetherSC

by WREN Staff on Mar 11, 2021

WREN staff members participated in the Together SC series, Removing Our Blinders. The team presented a Moving from Rhetoric to Action on Thursday, March 4. Our session addressed the ways in which racism and white supremacy affect team members, as individuals, the organization, and our extended network across South Carolina. Thank you to Ann Warner,

Health and Education, Leadership and Civic Engagement, Policy Updates

How To: Testify in Support of the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act

by Maya Ward on Feb 12, 2021

On Thursday, February 18th at 9:00 AM EST the House 3-M Social Services, Mental Health and Children’s Affairs subcommittee will have a hearing on H.3225, the South Carolina Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act. This bill would require hospitals, birthing centers, and any primary care health clinics in the state that deliver perinatal care to

COVID-19, Economic Opportunity, Freedom from Violence, Health and Education, Leadership and Civic Engagement, News, Policy Updates

WREN’s Gender Justice* Policy Agenda

Dec 11, 2020

WREN’s policy agenda framework is rooted in the principles of fairness, equity, and inclusiveness, so that all women, girls, and gender expansive** people —of every race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, family status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression – can prosper and thrive. It reflects the importance of policy that serves

Leadership and Civic Engagement

How To: Write a Letter to The Editor

by Maya Ward on Dec 10, 2020

Have you ever seen something on the news or read an article and wanted to say something about it? Well, a letter to the editor is a great way to make your opinion known and raise awareness about an issue that you care about. They are easy to do, and a great way to take

Leadership and Civic Engagement, News

Press Release:Over 4,500 South Carolinians Are Calling on Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott to Delay SCOTUS Vote

by WREN Staff on Oct 24, 2020

The Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network Delivered Over 4,500 South Carolinian Petition Signatures to Senators Calling on Them to Pause Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett COLUMBIA, SC— Today, the Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network digitally released over 4,500 petition signatures to the offices of Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott calling on them to postpone

Advocate Stories, COVID-19, Leadership and Civic Engagement

Voting in the Pandemic: We Need Action!

by Lynn Teague, VP for Issues and Action, League of Women Voters of SC on Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19 and existing South Carolina election procedures are a potentially deadly combination. COVID-19 is not going away in 2020, so the election procedures must change to protect us. Current South Carolina law will unnecessarily spread this disease by compelling the majority of our citizens to congregate in polling places on election day. This is a

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