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Now Hiring: Communications Director

by WREN Staff on Apr 19, 2023

The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, gender expansive people, and their families in South Carolina. WREN engages and influences diverse audiences – from our 40,000+ member database, hundreds of non-profit partners, elected

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Testimony on H. 3728 from Ann Warner, Chief Executive Officer

by WREN STAFF on Mar 15, 2023

Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony to this Committee. The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls, gender expansive people, and their families. We have more than 40,000

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Statehouse Recap | Feb. 7 to 9

by WREN STAFF on Feb 14, 2023

Last week at the South Carolina Statehouse, our anti-freedom legislatives were able to pass bills that threaten our bodily autonomy and censor how students learn about race and gender. While these harmful attacks on our bodies and our students were happening, we were also able to advocate for Paid Leave for Teachers. A lot happened

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WREN welcomes three member to the team!

by WREN on Feb 8, 2023

WREN is always excited to have new voices and perspectives join the team. Since 2016, WREN has worked with our partners to create an inclusive movement that amplifies voices and advances justice for all. We are delighted to welcome two new members to our staff and one new board member. Meet our new team members Lindsey

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STATEMENT FROM ANN WARNER, CEO OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS & EMPOWERMENT NETWORK ON THE HOUSE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE ADVANCING H. 3774 

by WREN on Feb 8, 2023

February 7, 2023 (PRESS STATEMENT) Columbia, SC – The South Carolina House Judicial Committee voted today 16-7 to advance H. 3774, a near-total abortion ban. In response to today’s committee vote, WREN has released the following statement:     Ann Warner, CEO of Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN)  Today’s vote of the South Carolina House

Health and Education, News

STATEMENT FROM ANN WARNER, CEO OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK ON JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING FOR H. 3774

by Ann Warner on Jan 25, 2023

STATEMENT FROM ANN WARNER, CEO OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK ON JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING FOR H. 3774  January 25, 2023 (PRESS STATEMENT) Columbia, SC – Ahead of tomorrow’s House Constitutional Laws Subcommittee hearing on H. 3774, WREN has released the following statement.   Ann Warner, CEO of Women’s Rights Empowerment Network (WREN)  Tomorrow, a Judiciary Subcommittee

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STATEMENT FROM ANN WARNER, CEO OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK ON THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT DECSION  

by WREN on Jan 5, 2023

STATEMENT FROM ANN WARNER, CEO OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK ON THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT DECSION   January 5, 2023 (PRESS STATEMENT) Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled today that the 6-week abortion ban passed by the state legislature in 2021 is an invasion of privacy, which goes against the state’s constitution.  

News, Policy Updates

Update: South Carolina’s Anti-Abortion bill H.5399 ends

by WREN Staff on Nov 10, 2022

Yesterday, South Carolina representatives decided to PAUSE discussing abortion until next year’s legislative session. This decision happened after months of protesting and advocating against banning abortion in SC. What does this mean? The debates on anti-abortion bill H.5399 have ended but discussions on banning abortion have not! We will still advocate for access to abortion

Leadership and Civic Engagement, News

Our Rights Are On The Ballot- Make a Voting Plan

by WREN Staff on Oct 25, 2022

The State Election Commission is reminding voters that they don’t need to wait until November to vote in the upcoming Statewide General Election. Early Voting Period Starts on Monday October 24, 2022 Any voter can visit an early voting center in their county during the early voting period and vote in person like they would