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

Advocate Stories

Work with WREN!

by WREN Staff on Aug 1, 2017

Calling all advocates! Don’t miss out on a chance to spend your fall with the WREN team.  See below for details regarding our new internship opportunities.  We’ll be accepting applications until August 16. Communications Internship (Fall 2017) Policy and Government Relations Internship (Fall 2017)

Freedom from Violence, Leadership and Civic Engagement, Special Events

Gilda, We’ve Got Your Back

by WREN Staff on Jul 25, 2017

This past legislative session, Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter was met with unwanted physical contact from a fellow legislator when there was a disagreement over a bill.  We cannot accept a culture where a woman who speaks up is treated this way. Join WREN and SCCADVASA on Thursday, July 27, 5:30-7:30pm at Spotted Salamander as we write

Health and Education

New Survey From WREN

by WREN Staff on Jul 18, 2017

The South Carolina General Assembly may have adjourned for the session, but the work of WREN continues. Here at WREN we will be refreshing our educational materials on women’s reproductive health and would appreciate your feedback. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete, and responses will be anonymous and not linked to personal

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

Special Events

Columbia End-of-Session Celebration

by WREN Staff on Jun 6, 2017

Throughout this legislative session you’ve given WREN many reasons to celebrate. So naturally, it’s time we celebrate the diverse voices that made our year so successful. Join us on June 15th as we honor the many ways you’ve impacted your community this year.  WREN will be while hosting a townhall style discussion with national, expert advocate

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

Advocate Stories

Support Dependable Contraceptive Access

by Beth Sundstrom on May 15, 2017

Free the Pill: Support Dependable Contraceptive Access The South Carolina House recently passed legislation to improve the health and well-being of women, infants, and families in our state. This bipartisan bill aims to increase uninterrupted access to contraception and decrease unintended pregnancy. Approximately 50% of all pregnancies in South Carolina are unintended. Unintended pregnancy leads