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WREN Celebrates Passage of Paid Leave for Educators in South Carolina! 

by WREN Staff on May 10, 2023

WREN Celebrates Passage of Paid Leave for Educators in South Carolina!  COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, May 10, 2023 – Today, the Paid Leave for Educators (H 3908) passed the House unanimously. This bill is off to the Governor’s desk for signature. Soon, more than 55,000 educators in South Carolina will be eligible for up to 6

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 WREN Statement in Opposition to S. 474

by Ann Warner on May 9, 2023

  Statement in Opposition to S. 474 House Judiciary Constitutional Laws May 9, 2023   Thank you, Chairman Jordan, and members of the Committee, for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Ann Warner and I am the CEO of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission

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Because of you, South Carolinians still have access to abortion care

by WREN Staff on Apr 28, 2023

On April 27, South Carolina Senate champions were able to keep the total abortion ban H 3774 from passing. This is a victory that would not have been possible without YOU and your tireless advocacy. Because of you, South Carolinians are still able to access abortion care that they need. We will never stop working

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It’s the Final Countdown!

by WREN Staff on Apr 21, 2023

It’s the final countdown to the end of the first year of South Carolina’s two-year legislative session. We have been working incredibly hard all session long, and need your help to finish this year strong! With 9 legislative days left, here’s what’s left on our list: 3 bad bills to defeat 2 great bills to

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Now Hiring: Communications Director

by WREN Staff on Apr 19, 2023

The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, gender expansive people, and their families in South Carolina. WREN engages and influences diverse audiences – from our 40,000+ member database, hundreds of non-profit partners, elected

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You’re invited to help make an impact during Midlands Gives

by WREN Staff on Apr 7, 2023

  Please spread the word! Tell your friends and loved ones to donate to WREN during Midlands Gives! The big day is on May 2, but early giving is taking place now! And remember, your gifts will be matched. You can also create your own personal fundraising page and help raise money for WREN. Visit

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MIDLANDS GIVES!

by WREN Staff on Mar 30, 2023

Midlands Gives Day is so important for our community, and we can’t wait to be a part of the celebration!   Because of friends like you, WREN raised over $45,000 during last year’s #MidlandsGives. Please help us reach $55,000 this year!   You don’t have wait until May 2 to start giving. Early giving begins now! Donations are

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WREN Testimony to the House General Government Legislative Subcommittee in Support of Paid Leave for Educators H.3908 

by WREN Staff on Mar 28, 2023

Thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony. WREN is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls, gender expansive people and their families. We have more than 40,000 people in our statewide network, and we work with elected

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WREN joins our partners in celebrating Trans Day of Visibility in South Carolina

by WREN Staff on Mar 23, 2023

WREN believes in a world where all people, no matter their race, financial status, or gender identity, are safe and thriving. We advocate and fight for freedom.   This year, WREN joins our partners in celebrating Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) in South Carolina. Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV), is an international day designated to lifting

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Testimony on H. 3728 from Ann Warner, Chief Executive Officer

by WREN STAFF on Mar 15, 2023

Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony to this Committee. The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with a mission to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls, gender expansive people, and their families. We have more than 40,000