Tremendous Impact: A Look at Wren’s First Year
by Eme Crawford on Nov 20, 2017
You and 27,000 WREN members are building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women and girls.
You donated. You volunteered your time. You made calls and sent emails to your elected officials. You enabled WREN to:
Mobilize Citizens & Organizations to Take Action
- 1,900 people participated in advocacy trainings and lobby day.
- Advocates solicited decision makers more than 9,985 times.
- Through the South Carolina Coalition for Healthy Families, more than a dozen state organizations collaborated to advance better reproductive health policies in the state.
- More than 126 nonprofit organizations, businesses, and educational institutions partnered with us.
Convene & Educate
- The first annual statewide WREN Summit convened more than 200 people to take action on Equal Pay Day in 2017.
- A groundbreaking study showed that maximizing women’s economic potential could help our state’s GDP grow by $5.2 billion annually.
Advance Policies for Women & Girls
- Two bills – the 12-Month Supply of Contraception bill and the Pregnancy Accommodations Act – passed through the South Carolina House of Representatives with bipartisan support.
- The quality of health education in public schools has been improved through the revision of South Carolina’s Health and Safety Standards.
WREN is the only statewide nonpartisan advocacy network that advances women’s and girls’ rights and opportunities across multiple issue areas through advocacy, education, empowerment, and coalition building.
We envision a South Carolina where:
- All women and girls have equal rights and equal opportunities to be healthy, safe, economically secure, and empowered.
- Women and girls have the support, resources, and opportunities to participate actively and demonstrate leadership in public life.
- The governmental bodies, institutions, and community organizations in our state are representative and inclusive of the diverse voices of citizens, and women are equally represented at all levels of leadership.
In our first year, we raised a quarter of a million dollars from generous South Carolinians, leveraging a generous match to safeguard our growth.
WREN has an ambitious agenda to build on our successful first year and accelerate progress in South Carolina. We will use innovative approaches to listen to and amplify diverse voices from across the state.
Your continued support is vital. South Carolina’s needs are urgent, the opportunities are great, and the time for action is now. To act, visit scwren.org/donate.