News, Policy Updates

Sine Die in the 1st year of a 2-year session

by WREN Staff on May 7, 2021

Sine Die is the day that the South Carolina General Assembly will officially end the legislative session. This year Sine Die will occur at 5 pm on May 13th. Before they adjourn for the year, the legislators will pass a sine die resolution that outlines the things they can take up between May – January. Any bill/ issue not included in

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WREN Testimony in Support of S.591 

by WREN Staff on Apr 28, 2021

Presented by Ann Warner on April 28, 2021 to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee  Thank you, Chairwoman Senn, and Subcommittee members, for giving me an opportunity to speak today on S. 591. My name is Ann Warner, and I am the CEO of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN). WREN’s mission is to build a movement to advance

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Betsy’s Testimony in Opposition to S.525

by Betsy La Force, Coastal Conservation League on Apr 22, 2021

This testimony was provided to WREN by Betsy La Force of the Coastal Conservation League. Betsy presented this testimony in front of the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs on April 22nd, 2021. “Thank you, Mr Chairman and members of the subcommittee, for the opportunity to speak today. I’m Betsy La Force

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An Urgent Call from Ann Warner, WREN CEO

by Ann Warner on Apr 16, 2021

This week began with news of yet another murder of an unarmed Black man, Daunte Wright, by police in Minneapolis, followed by protests in his community and the heartbreaking appearance of his anguished mother and family on national television. We are now learning about the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old child, Adam Toledo, by police

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New Report Confirms, South Carolina as Dangerous State for Women, Transgender People, Survivors with Disabilities

by WREN Staff on Apr 16, 2021

An increase in sexual and intimate partner violence reveals a systemic issue in reporting violence and the accessibility of care for transgender people and survivors with disabilities.  COLUMBIA, SC– South Carolina consistently ranks as one of the most dangerous states for women.  A new report from Able SC, SCCADVASA (the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual

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WREN Testimony in Opposition to H.4150

by WREN Staff on Apr 15, 2021

This testimony was prepared for the House Judiciary Election Laws Subcommittee on April 15, 2021. Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony to this committee. My name is Ann Warner and I am the CEO of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN). WREN is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to build

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WREN Testimony in Support of H.3822 

by WREN Staff on Apr 15, 2021

This testimony was presented before the House Judiciary Election Laws Subcommittee on April 15, 2021  Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony to this committee. My name is Ann Warner and I am the CEO of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN). WREN is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to build

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Statement in Opposition to the “Save Women’s Sports Act” (H. 4153)

by WREN Staff on Apr 8, 2021

Testimony presented to the House Judiciary Special Laws Subcommittee on April 8, 2021.  Thank you, Chairman McCravy, and members of the subcommittee, for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Ashley Lidow, I use she/her pronouns, and I am the Director of Policy and Government Relations for the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN),

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Newsletter|April 2021

by WREN Staff on Apr 7, 2021

The text below appeared in the April 2021 newsletter. To receive this in your inbox, join the network. Legislative Crossover Bills in the House and Senate face a crossover deadline of April 10.  This means they must pass 3rd reading in their original body to be considered by the other body this legislative year; otherwise,