Category: News

Advocate Stories, News

What the World Cup Reminds Us About Pay Equality

by Ashley Lidow on Jul 15, 2019

Whether you were glued to the TV screaming GOOOAAALLLLLLL or just heard the news about the women’s soccer team, we can all agree that Sunday was a great day for sports in the United States. The US Women’s National Soccer Team won the World Cup, securing their fourth world championship and breaking their own record

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Now Hiring: Lowcountry Manager

by WREN on Jun 19, 2019

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Overview of Position The Lowcountry Manager is a new position with the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, and their families in South Carolina. WREN’s headquarters

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Two New Internships: Deadline to Apply May 17th

by Megan Plassmeyer on May 3, 2019

It’s internship time! See below to learn more about two new opportunities to work with WREN. Position: Intern, Communications and Learning Team Type: Part-Time Compensation: $11/hour Application: Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@scwren.org by Friday, May 17, 2019. Description: The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose

Economic Opportunity, News, Policy Updates

Pay Equity Press Conference

by Megan Plassmeyer on Jan 15, 2019

WREN, alongside Representative Wendy Brawley, hosted a Statehouse gathering and press conference today to announce support of the Act to Establish Pay Equity. “Today is the day we make a pledge to do everything in our power to prevent gender and racial pay disparities,” said Representative Wendy Brawley. “I ask my colleagues and community members

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

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“South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act” heads to the House

Mar 29, 2017

(Columbia, SC) The South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act (H. 3865) heads to the House floor, after garnering the unanimous approval of the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday afternoon. The bill, which has strong bi-partisan support, ensures pregnant women and new mothers have access to reasonable workplace accommodations – like carrying a water bottle or sitting on

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House subcommittee unanimously approves 12-month supply of birth control legislation

Mar 8, 2017

House subcommittee unanimously approves 12-month supply of birth control legislation (Columbia, SC) Today, the House of Representatives’ 3-M (Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs) Health and Environmental Affairs subcommittee unanimously approved legislation (H.3809)  that would require insurance providers cover a 12-month supply of prescribed self-administered contraceptives – such as the ring, the patch and oral

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“South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act” drops in House with bipartisan support

Feb 28, 2017

Columbia, SC – February 28, 2017 The “South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act” was introduced in the South Carolina House Representatives today with the support of Representatives Beth Bernstein, Greg Delleney and Robert Ridgeway. The legislation aims to help pregnant employees continue to work safely throughout their pregnancy by ensuring they can receive temporary and reasonable

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Columbia representatives lead bi-partisan call for 12-month birth control coverage

Feb 22, 2017

Columbia, SC – February 21, 2017 Today, Representatives Kirkman Finlay, Beth Bernstein introduced legislation, H. 3809, that would require insurance plans cover a 12-month supply of prescribed self-administered contraceptives – such as the ring, the patch and oral contraceptives – at one time. They are joined by Representatives Kit Spires, Neal Collins, James Smith and

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“Healthy Youth Act” Introduced in South Carolina House of Representatives

Feb 3, 2017

Columbia, SC – February 2, 2017 The “Healthy Youth Act,” H. 3663, was introduced in the South Carolina House of Representatives Thursday with bipartisan support. The “Healthy Youth Act” would update the 28 year old Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA) by holding school districts accountable for teaching all mandated health education and ensuring the use