Category: Policy Updates

Advocate Stories, Policy Updates

Jacqueline Mayorga: “I’m Here to Stay.”

by Megan Plassmeyer on Sep 7, 2017

WREN stands with the Dreamers of South Carolina. Learn more about the story of a Dreamer in our community and how you can take action. Jacqueline Mayorga is a dreamer in every sense of the word. Her parents, undocumented immigrants from Mexico, brought her to South Carolina when she was just three years old. Since

Health and Education, Policy Updates

4,208 Reasons for Celebration

by Eme Crawford on Aug 8, 2017

Over the past 24 hours I watched a few amazing things happen: When a call went out yesterday from WREN that the State Board of Education was voting for a second and final time on revisions that would make our Health and Safety Education Standards comprehensive and evidence-based,  over 275 advocates sent 4,208 emails of support

Policy Updates

Federal Update: TPP Program and Title X in Funding Battle

by WREN Staff on Jul 14, 2017

A lot of decisions are being made in DC right now that could dramatically affect the health and well-being of South Carolina women, girls, and their families.  Read below to find out more and how you can use your voice to make a difference. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program and the Personal Responsibility Education Program

Leadership and Civic Engagement, Policy Updates

Do You Know How Your Elected Officials Vote?

by WREN Staff on Jul 6, 2017

Do you know that you can access your South Carolina legislators’ voting records by visiting the South Carolina Legislature website?  Accessing this information is the first step in holding lawmakers accountable to the needs of women, girls, and families in our state. There are two ways to look up votes on the Statehouse website. The first

Health and Education, Policy Updates

ACTION ALERT: Call your Senators in Support of Healthcare Access

by WREN Staff on Jun 27, 2017

Your United States Senators need to hear from you today. The Senate healthcare bill, known as the “Better Care Reconciliation Act,” is a threat to the health of South Carolinians. It would hurt women, children, and families by massively cutting health coverage and benefits, including: Drastically cutting Medicaid, which covers 1.1 million South Carolinians. Medicaid

Policy Updates

Federal Update: June 1st, 2017

by WREN Staff on Jun 1, 2017

A lot of decisions are being made in DC right now that could dramatically affect the health and well-being of South Carolina women, girls and their families.  WREN is tracking how potential changes to the federal budget and the Affordable Care Act would impact our state. Read below to find out more and how you

Policy Updates

Sine Die 2017

by WREN Staff on May 9, 2017

Yesterday was sine die, the yearly adjournment day for the South Carolina General Assembly. Thanks to the phenomenal efforts of advocates like you, two bills that will positively impact the lives of South Carolina women made impressive progress: the 12 Month-Supply of Birth Control bill, and the SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act. Here’s how you did it: Here’s

Policy Updates

UPDATE: Crucial Bills Moving Forward

by WREN Staff on Apr 11, 2017

Yesterday we reached South Carolina’s legislative crossover deadline. The crossover deadline is the last day in which a bill can pass out of the chamber in which it was introduced and move forward for consideration in the opposite chamber. This means that all bills that have not made it to both the House and Senate

Health and Education, Policy Updates, Special Events

WREN: Happy Hour Updates

by WREN Staff on Mar 10, 2017

  On March 9th, WREN partnered up with Auntie Bellum to host a network Happy Hour at The War Mouth.  And in case you couldn’t slip away from your desk to enjoy the afternoon sunshine, here’s what you missed: Our partnership happy hour kicked off with some WREN legislative updates, including new information regarding the progress of H.3809,

Health and Education, Policy Updates

WREN Testimony on 12-Month Supply of Contraception Bill

by WREN Staff on Mar 9, 2017

WREN is pleased to report that on International Women’s Day, H.3809, a bill that would require insurance providers to cover a one-year’s supply of birth control at a time, passed through subcommittee on to the House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee. Click here to watch the full video of the subcommittee hearing. And