Policy Updates

The hits just keep on coming…

by Ashley Lidow on Jul 10, 2018

As we all come back from barbeques and fireworks, those who show disdain for women’s bodily autonomy have been hard at work. President Trump announced that Judge Brett Kavanaugh is his nominee to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Here is some background on Kavanaugh: He ruled against Jane Doe, a young immigrant woman

Economic Opportunity

#FirstFinancialFriday: Traveling on a Budget

by Sarah Nichols on Jul 6, 2018

Now that it’s summertime, it seems that traveling is on everyone’s minds. And we can’t blame them. Because of this, we focused our #FirstFinancialFriday Facebook Live discussion on traveling on a budget. Thanks to Bethany Griffith and our friends at Abacus Planning Group, we were able to share with our followers insider tips and tricks

Advocate Stories, Health and Education

HIV Is Not A Crime

by Guest Author, Stacy Jennings (South Carolina Positive Women's Network) on Jun 27, 2018

Stacy Jennings is a 23 year survivor of HIV. The day Stacy received her diagnosis in the year of 1995, she thought her life would be over. Little did she know that what started out being a devastating diagnosis ended up being a blessing. She is able to speak out about her disease and is

Freedom from Violence, Leadership and Civic Engagement

We demand more from our representatives.

by Ann Warner on Jun 20, 2018

Recently  it was revealed that Rep. Jerry Govan (D-Orangeburg) was quietly cleared of a harassment allegation after a staffer complained of unwanted physical contact.  Govan was one of three state House members accused of sexual misconduct in the past five years. In the midst of the #MeToo movement, new data from Stop Street Harassment shows

Advocate Stories, Leadership and Civic Engagement

Men for WREN

by Ashley Lidow on Jun 15, 2018

Recently a local politician was doing an interview about South Carolina candidates and made the comment that a man was “abandoning” his newborn son by running for Congress. Cue the: SAY WHAT?! Many folks were dismayed by the allegation and some even went so far to say that this was a “new low” of an

Advocate Stories, Seen and Heard

Be a Seen and Heard Superfan

by Megan Plassmeyer on Jun 5, 2018

As the Seen and Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands photovoice project continues, I want to make sure you have access to new opportunities. Want to be a Seen and Heard superfan?  Here’s a quick check-list to make sure you’re getting our behind the scenes content and event information. Click here to reserve your