Leadership and Civic Engagement
Keep Paying Attention
by Ann Warner on Jan 20, 2017
Today is a day of momentous change for our country. In Washington DC and in cities around the world, including South Carolina, hundreds of thousands of people will be showing up to celebrate or to protest, to express their high expectations of their elected representatives. The Women’s March on Washington and sister marches around the country are calling attention to women’s rights. Even those who have been less civically and politically engaged are now paying attention to women’s rights and a broad range of other policy issues.
Whether you’re marching, celebrating, or watching on TV, what is essential to our democracy and our values is that we keep paying attention, long after the parties and protests are over. Our president, our members of Congress, our legislators here in South Carolina – they represent us and they are now accountable to us. It is crucial that they hear from us.
Your voice matters. WREN provides a bridge between you and your elected officials here in South Carolina, especially on issues that matter to women, girls, and families in our state. Please get involved and stay involved with WREN and with other community organizations that exist to serve you and make our state a better place to live. As the legislative session here in South Carolina gets underway, we will be providing action alerts via email messages, and we will be offering training and educational sessions around the state that give you information and practical skills to use your voice to influence policy. Please let us know if there are other ways that we can equip you to be an informed and engaged advocate.
Ready to get involved? Click here to sign a petition asking South Carolina policymakers to prioritize legislation that advances the health, economic well-being and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls, and families.
Thank you for being part of the WREN network, and we are looking forward to a productive and empowering year ahead. Let’s get to work.
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