Policy Updates, Special Events

What You Can Do Now!

by Eme Crawford on Dec 7, 2016

In the wake of the 2016 election, WREN has received an outpouring of emails, calls and conversations from women across the state asking what they can do right now to become more involved in speaking up and making a difference for women.  Here are a few upcoming events for those of you ready to make a difference:

  1. We live in a democracy, and as such, you should always feel free to reach out to your elected officials and let them know how you feel about issues that affect you.  However, sometime, like around the holiday season, it’s challenging to actually get in touch with your legislators. Click here to sign a petition in support of women’s rights that WREN will deliver to South Carolina legislators on the first day of legislative session.  Once the legislative session starts, you will hear more from us on getting in touch with your legislators on our priority issues.
  2. South Carolina’s legislative session begins on January 10 and WREN has a robust agenda for working with elected officials to improve the lives of women, girls, and families in our state. Join Brandi Ellison and Ashley Crary Lidow for an online webinar on January 5, noon-1pm for a briefing on our legislative policy agenda for the 122nd Legislative Session. Information will be given on proactive legislative efforts to advance the health, economic wellbeing and education of women and girls in SC.  Click here to register for the webinar.
  3. You might have heard about the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017.  According to organizers, this march is an opportunity to “send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.”  Click here for information on traveling on buses from cities in South Carolina to the march in DC.
  4. On April 3-4, 2017, WREN will host a two-day summit that highlights South Carolina’s prospects for women’s empowerment and gender equality, with a focus on the benefits for our state’s health and economic prosperity. The summit will culminate on Equal Pay Day (April 4), the date that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Stay tuned for more information on panels and registration!

Thank you to all the passionate women and men in South Carolina ready to improve the lives of citizens in our state!

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