May 14, 2021
WREN’s Statement on COVID-19
This global health crisis affects all of us, but it will affect the most vulnerable among us most harshly. Women and caretakers are on the frontlines of the battle, keeping their families, businesses, and communities afloat. It is of utmost importance that we ensure that they, and in turn, their families, get the resources and support that they need to survive and persevere. Read more about WREN’s response to COVID-19 here.
WREN COVID-19 Policy Priorities
The WREN team is committed to serving our network by continuing to educate and advocate for the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, and their families. Our COVID-19 policy priorities will center women and caregivers by focusing on protections for front line workers, addressing women’s economic devastation, paid leave, and reproductive freedom. Read more about our priorities here.
For Your Safety:
For Businesses and Non-profits:
- COVID-19 Business Resource Center:
The South Carolina Department of Commerce, through Emergency Support Function (ESF) 24, is actively engaged in supporting the business community for impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is available to answer non-medical questions related to industry support. the public on the issues that affect diverse women and girls and inspire action. Learn more here.
As of April 22, 2020 SC schools are closed for the remainder of the academic year. Parents, students, and educators can use the SC Department of Education website for valuable information like:
- Virtual education resources
- Educational programming from SCETV
- Wifi Hotspots
- Virtual tele-health visits with a free code
- School food sites (see map below)
For Your Rights:
State-wide advocacy organizations like the ACLU and Appleseed Legal Justice Center are working around the clock to ensure that governmental bodies and law enforcement agencies act protect civil rights at this time. Resources are available in English and Spanish here (ACLU /Appleseed).
These resources include:
- SNAP/TANF assistance
- Immigration protections
- Food bank information
- Much more
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This moment requires that we all continue to influence decision-makers, advocate for our community using the action alerts below.