A new organization is taking shape in South Carolina: the South Carolina Women's Rights and Empowerment Network ("WREN" for short). The organization's mission is to build a movement to advance health, economic well-being, and the rights of South Carolina's women and girls through advocacy, education, and empowerment tools. See http://www.scwren.org/about. I had the wonderful opportunity… Continue reading WREN gives hope to SC Women
Today is the 96th Anniversary of the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which recognizes a woman's right to vote. The 19th Amendment reads: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account… Continue reading The 19th Amendment
Today we recognize Equal Pay Day for African-American Women who, in South Carolina, earn approximately 57 cents on the dollar to what men are paid. http://statusofwomendata.org/explore-the-data/employment-and-earnings/additional-state-data/what-women-earn-by-race-ethnicity/ The pay disparity causes significant social and financial consequences for women. http://www.jec.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/0779dc2f-4a4e-4386-b847-9ae919735acc/gender-pay-inequality----us-congress-joint-economic-committee.pdf #EqualPayNOW
Friday, August 5th, was my last day working as a Staff Attorney at the South Carolina Supreme Court. Thank you so much to all of my coworkers and friends at the Court who sent me off with wonderful gifts for my new office! There has been an insatiable to-do list since I left the Court,… Continue reading The Beginning.