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Southerners in Eight States Unite to Fight for Medicaid Expansion

September 23, 2020

As South Carolina and the rest of the country faces the worst public health and economic crisis in decades, Southerners in eight non-expansion states are uniting for the first time ever, to demand affordable healthcare for our essential workers, communities of color and rural hospitals.    The newly formed Southerners for Medicaid Expansion coalition will…

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DACA FAQ (12/7/2020)

September 15, 2020

en español What is DACA? Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, is a program that gives protection from deportation to young immigrants who came to the US as children and meet certain requirements but has to be renewed every year and pay a fee. Who can apply for DACA status? You can…

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CDC Eviction Moratorium FAQ

September 3, 2020

En Espanol On September 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) issued an Order putting a temporary hold on evictions to help stop further spread of COVID-19. The order began on September 4, 2020 and has been extended through June 30, 2021. IMPORTANT This eviction hold is not automatic! You will need…

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SC Appleseed Awarded Grants From Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas to Continue Social Justice, Racial Equity Work Spanning Over Forty Years

August 19, 2020

Columbia, SC—South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center was named among 18 organizations across South Carolina who received employee-directed grants from Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas to continue social justice and racial equity projects with statewide impact.  In total, SC Appleseed received $30,000, with $20,000 from Duke Energy and the additional $10,000 from Piedmont Natural…

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Public Charge Rule Blocked Nationwide by Two Federal Court Injunctions

August 4, 2020

En Español On July 29, 2020, a federal court issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s “public charge” rules, recognizing the rules threaten public health during COVID-19 because they make immigrant families fearful to access testing, treatment, and other resources their families need to stay healthy. This court order prevents the Department of…

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Statement: SC Appleseed Opposes DHS’s Gutting of DACA

July 30, 2020

Yesterday, in yet another attack against the security of young immigrants in this country, the Trump Administration took the next steps in its years long quest to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. In response to the June 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that the administration’s 2017 rescission of DACA was…

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SC Appleseed Statement on Trump’s Anti-immigrant Census Executive Order

July 21, 2020

Español Abajo Today, Tuesday, July 21st, President Trump issued an executive order in an attempt to block some immigrants and discourage others from being counted in the 2020 Census. Particularly the memo seeks to limit non-citizens from being included in the population numbers used for reapportionment. The order is a blatant attempt to bypass the…

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An Estimated 213,000 South Carolina Residents Need Help to Get Stimulus Payments

July 15, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided economic impact payments to individuals up to $1,200 to help dampen the impact of the economic fallout of COVID-19. Most people have already received their payments via direct deposit, check, or prepaid debit cards. But an estimated 213,000 people in South Carolina who desperately need…

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Quick Answers to Questions about P-EBT

July 10, 2020

We have been asked several questions from folk having problems with getting their P-EBT benefit.  Some have only a partial benefit. SC Appleseed reached out to DSS about these problems.  We have learned the following: There is NO application for P-EBT.  The benefit will be distributed automatically to eligible South Carolina families. You do not…

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ACA Facing Most Dangerous Challenge Yet

June 30, 2020

This month, the Supreme Court received briefs in a case seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought last year by 18 Republican lead states, including South Carolina. In addition to briefs filed by states backing the case, the Trump administration also submitted a brief asking for the ACA to be overturned. A decision…

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