Category: Policy Updates

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, Policy Updates

WREN’s 2019 Legislative Session Update

by WREN Staff on Jun 4, 2019

The legislature adjourned the 1st regular session of the 123rd South Carolina General Assembly in May. While many of the state’s priorities for the year are left unfinished, WREN made progress in advancing issues affecting women, girls, and families, and successfully stopped a 6-week abortion ban for this year. The two-year session of the SC

Health and Education, Policy Updates

WREN Statement in Opposition to H.3020

by Ann Warner on Apr 2, 2019

Today I ask Constitutional Laws Subcommittee members to vote in opposition to H.3020, which would ban abortion as early as 6 weeks, regardless of a woman’s needs or circumstances. The women of our state have the intellectual and moral capabilities to make the right decisions about pregnancy and parenting. Government interference in these deeply personal

Advocate Stories, Policy Updates

Support and Prioritize H.3615 Act to Establish Pay Equity

by Megan Plassmeyer on Feb 25, 2019

We’re running out of time to get H.3615, the Act to Establish Pay Equity, heard by members of the General and Family Laws subcommittee of House Judiciary.  Help us mobilize this bill by writing a letter today! Here are letter templates you utilize. First, join us in asking Rep. Peter McCoy, chair of the House Judiciary

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

Economic Opportunity, Policy Updates

Comments needed for Medicaid Waiver

by Ashley Lidow on Jan 8, 2019

South Carolina officials are proposing that very low-income parents and caregivers who qualify for Medicaid fulfill new reporting requirements to show they are working at least 80 hours a month or participating in job-training or volunteer activities. If they do not, they face the loss of their health coverage. The state is seeking a Section

Economic Opportunity, Policy Updates

All About the ERA

by Ashley Lidow on Jan 4, 2019

As the 2019 Legislative Session approaches, we are watching closely to see what bills are introduced in the South Carolina legislature. A bill to ratify the ERA was prefiled (introduced prior to the official start of session) by Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter. So what is the ERA? ERA stands for Equal Rights Amendment and it would

Policy Updates

Tell your friends to take action

by Sarah Nichols on Oct 5, 2018

If you’ve been tuning into the Kavanaugh hearings in some form or fashion, you are probably feeling discouraged after watching Dr. Ford being discredited after sharing intensely intimate and gut-wrenching testimony. (You can read our full statement on the hearings here.) Thank you to all of our advocates who have spoken out, called your senators,