Category: News

Advocate Stories, Freedom from Violence, News

Jamal Sutherland should still be alive today.

May 14, 2021

The following statement is from the ACLU of South Carolina, CAJM, Charleston Activist Network, Charleston Immigrant Coalition, Charleston BLM, Black Liberation Fund, Lowcountry Action Committee, SC4CJ, and WREN regarding the release of video of the death of Jamal Sutherland at the Al Cannon Detention Center:  Jamal Sutherland should still be alive today. The killing of

News, Policy Updates

Sine Die in the 1st year of a 2-year session

by WREN Staff on May 7, 2021

Sine Die is the day that the South Carolina General Assembly will officially end the legislative session. This year Sine Die will occur at 5 pm on May 13th. Before they adjourn for the year, the legislators will pass a sine die resolution that outlines the things they can take up between May – January. Any bill/ issue not included in

Advocate Stories, Freedom from Violence, News

An Urgent Call from Ann Warner, WREN CEO

by Ann Warner on Apr 16, 2021

This week began with news of yet another murder of an unarmed Black man, Daunte Wright, by police in Minneapolis, followed by protests in his community and the heartbreaking appearance of his anguished mother and family on national television. We are now learning about the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old child, Adam Toledo, by police

Leadership and Civic Engagement, News, Policy Updates

WREN Testimony in Opposition to H.4150

by WREN Staff on Apr 15, 2021

This testimony was prepared for the House Judiciary Election Laws Subcommittee on April 15, 2021. 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). WREN is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to build

Leadership and Civic Engagement, News, Policy Updates

WREN Testimony in Support of H.3822 

by WREN Staff on Apr 15, 2021

This testimony was presented before the House Judiciary Election Laws Subcommittee on April 15, 2021  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). WREN is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to build

Freedom from Violence, Health and Education, News, Policy Updates

Statement in Opposition to the “Save Women’s Sports Act” (H. 4153)

by WREN Staff on Apr 8, 2021

Testimony presented to the House Judiciary Special Laws Subcommittee on April 8, 2021.  Thank you, Chairman McCravy, and members of the subcommittee, for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Ashley Lidow, I use she/her pronouns, and I am the Director of Policy and Government Relations for the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN),

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Newsletter|April 2021

by WREN Staff on Apr 7, 2021

The text below appeared in the April 2021 newsletter. To receive this in your inbox, join the network. Legislative Crossover Bills in the House and Senate face a crossover deadline of April 10.  This means they must pass 3rd reading in their original body to be considered by the other body this legislative year; otherwise,

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, News

Ask WREN: What is the American Rescue Plan?

by Chloe Holowczenko, WREN Policy and Programs Assistant on Mar 23, 2021

When creating policies designed to address pandemic relief, women, especially women of color, need to be prioritized. Women are disproportionally impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and women of color have been hit the hardest. More than 2.3 million women have dropped out of the labor force since February 2020.   If women continue to remain out of the

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,