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SC Appleseed POA Clinic Update

Since the beginning of the year, there has been a growing fear among immigrant communities of risk of deportation due to the priorities of the new administration, more aggressive ICE activity and overall increased cultural hostility. In response, on June 8th and 22nd, we held our first POA Clinics—pro bono immigration legal clinics, to create powers of […]

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How the Senate Heath Care bill will hurt South Carolina

The US Senate has finally revealed a draft of the healthcare bill they have been drafting in secret to repeal integral provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We now understand why the 13 working members responsible for the draft have been reluctant to let anyone see the proposal, as the bill will have dire […]

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Five Things You Can Do TODAY to make a difference!

These days it can be easy to become overwhelmed by all of the difficult and concerning decisions and events happening both locally and at a national level. It can also be easy to feel powerless to do anything to make change. Your voice is important. There are simple things you can do that can have a […]

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Writing a Letter to the Editor: DACA/Dreamers

The Basics Write from the heart and keep your letter short – Less than 200 words. Each paper may have different rules relating to letters to the editor, so always check the editorial page of the paper. Start with a strong statement explaining your main idea– grab the reader’s attention! Come up with a catchy […]

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Drafting Your Own Story: A Letter to the Editor

The Basics Write from the heart and keep your letter short – less than 200 words. Each Letter to the Editor (LTE) may have different directions, so always check the editorial page of the paper or website. Start with a strong statement explaining your main idea– grab the reader’s attention! Come up with a catchy […]

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Chloe’s Medicaid Story

This letter was sent to us by Chloe’s mother, Amy Bredeson of Bluffton, SC. Chloe receives healthcare coverage through the Medicaid TEFRA program. The letter paints a powerful picture of what is at stake if Medicaid funding is reduced through the GOP’s proposed “per capita cap” system. Her letter is not only the words of a mother pleading […]

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FamiliesUSA: Actually Mr. President, the Affordable Care Act Has Been a Huge Success in Kentucky.

This blog post was published by FamiliesUSA in response to remarks made by the President claiming the Affordable Care Act is “failing” in Kentucky—a state the fully embraced the opportunity to open an in-state marketplace and expand Medicaid under the ACA. At the same time, it highlights the opportunity South Carolina missed by not embracing the […]

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The Uncertain Future of the Medicaid Program

The entire system of healthcare coverage is currently under attack in Congress. First, Congressional Leadership and the new Administration came after the Affordable Care Act, and now they have set their sights on the Medicaid program. Medicaid provides healthcare for approximately 1 million people in our state each year, including more than 630,000 children. In […]

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New Guidelines for Prioritizing Undocumented Immigrants for Deportation

This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued new rules for how undocumented immigrants will be prioritized for arrest, detention and deportation. The reality is there are not enough immigration and border patrol agents, detention centers and immigration Judges. Because of this, former President Obama created policy on who was a priority for deportation. The guidelines under […]

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Where to find you Legislators…

Some members of SC’s Congressional delegation will be holding town halls in their districts during Congress’ recess, others are also scheduling events in the weeks following the recess, as well. For your information, these are the the locations and times that we know of, so far: Legislator Date & Time Location Additional Information TBA TBA TBA  TBA […]

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