COVID-19, Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, Policy Updates

Federal pandemic relief is ending soon, the Senate must act now! 

by WREN Staff on Nov 20, 2020

Millions of people across the country are struggling to get by, including kids who aren’t getting enough to eat because their parents don’t have enough money for groceries and families that are behind on rent and could lose their homes.    Programs intended to aid Americans struggling financially due to the ongoing coronavirus will expire at

News, Policy Updates

Our commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization

by WREN Staff on Nov 11, 2020

In June WREN sent a message of solidarity with Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities in this country who bear the brunt of state-sanctioned violence handed down through generations of systemic racism and anti-Blackness. In this message, we made a promise to our network to become an actively anti-racist organization. We acknowledge that releasing a statement

Leadership and Civic Engagement, News

Press Release:Over 4,500 South Carolinians Are Calling on Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott to Delay SCOTUS Vote

by WREN Staff on Oct 24, 2020

The Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network Delivered Over 4,500 South Carolinian Petition Signatures to Senators Calling on Them to Pause Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett COLUMBIA, SC— Today, the Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network digitally released over 4,500 petition signatures to the offices of Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott calling on them to postpone

Advocate Stories, News

Ann Warner, WREN CEO, Named Emerge SC Woman of the Year

by WREN Staff on Oct 22, 2020

Emerge South Carolina hosted their annual Women of the Year awards ceremony virtually this year and our very own CEO, Ann Warner was honored! The next opportunity to celebrate the Women of the Year awards is on Thursday, October 29th.  Emerge will posthumously honor Dr. Emily England Clyburn with the Legend award.  Ann will participate

COVID-19, News

Advocates Urge Governor McMaster to Increase Protections for People Living and Working in Long-Term Care Facilities

by ACLU, Able SC, P&A, AARP, YWCA of Greater Charleston, WREN on Oct 19, 2020

COLUMBIA – South Carolina disability rights, gender justice, and racial justice advocates today joined forces to urge Governor McMaster to implement protections during COVID-19 and beyond for residents of congregate facilities for seniors and people with disabilities and those who care for them. AARP South Carolina (AARP), Able South Carolina (Able SC), the American Civil Liberties

Advocate Stories, COVID-19, Economic Opportunity, News

SC Connected in Crisis

by Deitra Matthews, Conservation Voters of S.C. on Oct 12, 2020

The phrase “energy poverty” may sound strange, but it’s a vivid reality for far too many here in South Carolina. Energy poverty is reached when a household can no longer afford to pay the full cost of its utility bills and is instead forced to make difficult and often unhealthy decisions.  In our efforts with

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Voting: What You Need To Know

by Chloe Holowczenko, WREN Policy and Programs Assistant on Sep 30, 2020

Voting: The one thing on everyone’s minds and coming up awfully quick. In 33 days, on November 3rd, Americans will cast their vote under unprecedented conditions. In the midst of a deadly pandemic, with unpredictable or non-existent childcare, and while juggling work, school, and personal responsibilities, we must take action to maintain our democracy and

News

Together SC Announces New Board Members, Selected by South Carolina Nonprofits

Sep 22, 2020

COLUMBIA, SC, September 22, 2020 — Together SC, the state’s network of nonprofit organizations, and their allies for good, recently announced four new board members elected by its nonprofit member organizations from across South Carolina. They include: Nichole Echols, executive director of the Pee Dee Branch of Harvest Hope Food Bank in Florence; John Hart

News, Uncategorized

WREN Statement on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by WREN Staff on Sep 19, 2020

The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network joins our community in mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg’s influence on this country cannot be overstated. During her decades-long tenure on the Supreme Court and as a litigator for the ACLU, she reshaped the legal landscape of our country to protect women