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

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

Special Events

Let’s Hear it for the Moms!

by WREN Staff on Apr 26, 2017

Have you ever stopped to think about all the ways that moms impact our lives and our communities?  Join us this May as we honor and support the moms and mother-figures across our state. Nominate a Mom  This week through May 3rd,  WREN will be searching for the moms that have helped our community take

Special Events

New WREN Summer Internship

by Communications and Learning Team on Apr 25, 2017

Calling all advocates! Don’t miss out on a chance to spend your summer with WREN’s Communications and Learning team.  See below for details regarding our new internship opportunity.   Position: Communications Intern Type: Part-Time Compensation: Paid Position Application: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing samples and sample design work to jobs@scwren.org by May 9.

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

Economic Opportunity

Women in South Carolina’s Labor Force Critical to Economic Growth

by WREN Staff on Apr 6, 2017

Increasing women’s participation in South Carolina’s labor force is critical to economic growth for our state. There is a significant, projected workforce shortage in South Carolina over the next decade. By addressing this workforce need, women have the opportunity to create a net gain in economic activity for our state and simultaneously make strides in