Category: News

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

News, Policy Updates

Our commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization

by WREN Staff on Nov 11, 2020

In June WREN sent a message of solidarity with Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities in this country who bear the brunt of state-sanctioned violence handed down through generations of systemic racism and anti-Blackness. In this message, we made a promise to our network to become an actively anti-racist organization. We acknowledge that releasing a statement

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

COVID-19, News

Advocates Urge Governor McMaster to Increase Protections for People Living and Working in Long-Term Care Facilities

by ACLU, Able SC, P&A, AARP, YWCA of Greater Charleston, WREN on Oct 19, 2020

COLUMBIA – South Carolina disability rights, gender justice, and racial justice advocates today joined forces to urge Governor McMaster to implement protections during COVID-19 and beyond for residents of congregate facilities for seniors and people with disabilities and those who care for them. AARP South Carolina (AARP), Able South Carolina (Able SC), the American Civil Liberties

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

News

Together SC Announces New Board Members, Selected by South Carolina Nonprofits

Sep 22, 2020

COLUMBIA, SC, September 22, 2020 — Together SC, the state’s network of nonprofit organizations, and their allies for good, recently announced four new board members elected by its nonprofit member organizations from across South Carolina. They include: Nichole Echols, executive director of the Pee Dee Branch of Harvest Hope Food Bank in Florence; John Hart

News, Uncategorized

WREN Statement on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by WREN Staff on Sep 19, 2020

The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network joins our community in mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg’s influence on this country cannot be overstated. During her decades-long tenure on the Supreme Court and as a litigator for the ACLU, she reshaped the legal landscape of our country to protect women

Health and Education, News

News from the US Supreme Court

by Chloe Holowczenko, WREN Policy & Programs Assistant on Jul 16, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic doesn’t make an exception for anyone, which includes the highest court in all the land. The Supreme Court wrapped up their decisions on Thursday, July 9, which is unusually late this year; a day where they would have typically cleared out the docket for the season. Already, the justices broke tradition in

COVID-19, News

WREN Statement on Paid Leave and School Reopening

by WREN Staff on Jul 15, 2020

This morning Governor Henry McMaster convened a press conference with leaders from the South Carolina General Assembly to address school reopening in the Fall.  The Governor and others emphasized the importance of choice in deciding whether students have in-person instruction or continue virtual learning.  However, without guaranteed paid leave from their jobs, parents do not