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Columbia Launch Party

Sep 22, 2016

With great pleasure, we invite you to celebrate the official launch of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) on October 6, 5:30-8pm at The Hall at Senate’s End, featuring introductions by Senator Katrina Shealy and Representative James Smith with refreshments and live music by Paisley Marie. Our program begins at 6pm. **Parking is free

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Charleston Launch Party

Sep 22, 2016

With great pleasure, we invite you to celebrate the official launch of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) on October 13, 6-8pm at The Cedar Room, featuring introductions by The Honorable Jenny Horne and The Honorable Marlon Kimpson with refreshments and live music by She Returns from War.  Our program will begin at 6:30pm. You

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Greenville Launch Party

Sep 21, 2016

Join us in celebrating the launch of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) on October 27th from 5:30-8:00 pm at Venue at Postcard from Paris The launch will include hors d’oeuvres, wine, and a brief introduction to WREN with speakers from the community and the South Carolina General Assembly. Your Greenville Hosts: Judith Aughtry

Advocate Stories

Learning to Move Forward: Interview with Effy Francis

by Megan Plassmeyer on Sep 13, 2016

Sometimes in life, we reach a period of time where we are destination-less. Not because we have failed or have been misguided, but because the path we are traveling down becomes derailed. In these moments we can either choose to float on, or we can choose to forge a new path. And in case you

Health and Education

App Design to Reduce Unintended Teen Pregnancy

by Megan Plassmeyer on Sep 13, 2016

Ariel Simpson-Logan is one of those people whom you meet and instantly think, “man, she’s taking over the world someday.” Fortunately for us, she’s starting early. Ariel is currently the Grant Project Coordinator for the New Morning Foundation. Originally hired on to work with the foundation’s ambassador program in 2014, she quickly transitioned to working

Policy Updates

Everything You Need to Know about WWH v. Hellerstedt in Five Minutes

Sep 13, 2016

Last Monday, people across the country celebrated (or lamented), as pictures of the most honorable Justice Notorious RBG went viral and the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made a historic ruling. On June 27th, SCOTUS struck down two provisions in Texas H.B. 2 law, one requiring physicians to have admitting privileges at hospitals,

Advocate Stories

New Advocacy Coordinator for HIV Task Force: Wayne Borders

Sep 13, 2016

“Change doesn’t come easy; you can’t live in the South unless you appreciate a good fight!” Last week, Tell Them sat in with the new Advocacy Coordinator for the SC HIV Task Force, Wayne Borders, to discuss his background in advocacy work and his plans for the legislative session. For more information about the Task

Policy Updates

Red, White, and Whew! : A Close Call for Women’s Rights

Sep 13, 2016

With the fourth of July just around the corner, and celebrations unfolding that embody the importance of freedom and independence, we must recognize that equal freedoms aren’t yet accessible to all. And while we’ve held our breath for months, anticipating the outcome of Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt, we must understand that this moment is just a