COVID-19, Economic Opportunity, News, Policy Updates

The Fight for Paid Leave Continues in 2021

by WREN Staff on Jan 5, 2021

As of January 1st, while still in the middle of a public health emergency, Congress decided that emergency paid leave is no longer mandatory in the United States. 87 million workers have lost their guaranteed emergency leave amidst the worsening public health crisis and continued school closures.  Rather than extending the requirement for employers to

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Press Release: Governor McMaster, Advocates, Legislators agree—paid family leave is good for South Carolina

by WREN Staff on Dec 16, 2020

COLUMBIA, SC – Today, Representative Beth Bernstein will prefile a bill to provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave to state employees. Bernstein’s bill will join Senator Darrell Jackson’s S.11 in explicitly providing paid family leave for state employees for the birth or adoption of a child. WREN applauds Senator Jackson and Representative Bernstein for

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Press Release: South Carolina Voters Struggling with Utility Bills and Want Help

by Conservation Voters of SC on Dec 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2020 POLL: South Carolina Voters Struggling with Utility Bills and Want Help One in three South Carolinians have had difficulty paying bills during the pandemic. Nine in 10 support waiving late fees for missed utility bills, preventing utility shutoffs. COLUMBIA, SC – A new poll released today finds that since the

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WREN’s Gender Justice* Policy Agenda

Dec 11, 2020

WREN’s policy agenda framework is rooted in the principles of fairness, equity, and inclusiveness, so that all women, girls, and gender expansive** people —of every race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, family status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression – can prosper and thrive. It reflects the importance of policy that serves

Leadership and Civic Engagement

How To: Write a Letter to The Editor

by Maya Ward on Dec 10, 2020

Have you ever seen something on the news or read an article and wanted to say something about it? Well, a letter to the editor is a great way to make your opinion known and raise awareness about an issue that you care about. They are easy to do, and a great way to take

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#SaveChildcare

by WREN Staff on Dec 9, 2020

Wednesday, December 9th is a national day of action to #SaveChildcare. Childcare workers are the workforce behind the workforce. View the video below to learn from parents and providers how COVID-19 has impacted their work. You can take action on social media to tell our legislators that we must #SaveChildcare. Click here for a toolkit to

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WREN to Receive Adaptable Award from Able SC

Dec 1, 2020

Able South Carolina will present the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network with the Adaptable Award.  Able SC’s annual Fundable event will be online this year on December 4th from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  Tickets are available now, click here to purchase your ticket. Ann Warner, WREN CEO, and Melissa Moore our Lowcountry Manager will