by WREN Staff on Feb 23, 2017
Leadership and Civic Engagement
Like our state bird, WREN is a curious, attentive, engaged, and bold organization. We will always provide a strong voice for women and girls across South Carolina. We are committed to fostering an environment in which women are encouraged to lead and to advocate for policies that positively impact our lives and our children’s future. We want women to have the tools, facts, and skills to advocate. We encourage diverse and capable females and gender nonconforming leaders who can champion our concerns and speak out when our interests are being put aside or ignored by officials.
Why It Matters In SC?
- The number of women who hold statewide elected office in South Carolina is among the lowest in the nation.
- In 2016, women held 23 out of the 124 seats (18.5%) in the House and 2 out of the 46 seats (4%) in the Senate. The percent of women registered to vote is 71.7%
- The percent of women who voted is 59.0%
Join us! Register and vote. Sign up for an advocacy workshop.
(Fact sheets coming soon)