South Carolina | #YourVoteCounts

October 29, 2014

 With the 2014 South Carolina election less than two weeks away, we bring you… #YourVoteCounts At SC Appleseed, we know that voting is a way of connecting to and caring about our neighborhoods, our government, and the direction of public policy in South Carolina.  On Tuesday, November 4th, every vote counts. Every vote is a way to…

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Making SC a place of opportunity and justice for all.

August 11, 2014

Help make SC a place for opportunity and justice for ALL…one VOICE at a time. It’s simple. 1,000 voices each giving $35 in honor of our 35th year MATCHED dollar-for-dollar will raise critical support to help make South Carolina a place of opportunity & justice for all. HTTP://RALLY.ORG/1000VOICES Here in South Carolina, where society historically has been divided along lines of race and socio-economic…

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Our Voice Speaks For…

August 1, 2014

This year, SC Appleseed is celebrating 35 years as a voice for those in need in South Carolina. During the past 35 years, we have served, helped, advocated, fought for and spoken up for 1,000’s of low-income families, children, seniors, consumers, workers and Veterans.   What follows is a list of 35 real-life instances in which…

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SC Appleseed's "Hold Onto Your Dream" Campaign Receives $10,000 Grant from Sisters of Charity Foundation

July 21, 2014

We’re excited and honored to announce that our Hold Onto Your Dream campaign has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina through their Immigrant Families Initiative! The Hold Onto Your Dream campaign will use a kite building and flying competition for DREAMer and DACA immigrant youth in South Carolina to…

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DACA Renewal Critical for 4,000+ young immigrants in SC

June 9, 2014

SC Appleseed works directly with immigrant communities statewide to combat anti-immigrant initiatives and policies, better integrate communities, and to foster a welcoming environment in South Carolina. Specifically, we are dedicated to helping young immigrants (“Dreamers”) understand the opportunities they have in our communities, empowering Dreamers to get involved in our efforts to better South Carolina, and assisting them…

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SC Appleseed and Partner Rights Groups Settle Immigration Law Challenge | Key Provisions Struck Down

March 5, 2014

Nearly two and half years after filing the class action lawsuit Low Country Immigration Coalition v. Haley in response to SB20/Act69  (i.e. South Carolina’s “papers please” law), an agreement was reached and adopted that provides a step forward for our state and for communities across the nation.         On Monday, March 3, 2014, South Carolina Appleseed…

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On Immigration Reform: Local Latino Teens Get a Chance to Give Their Perspective

October 9, 2013

Latino Teen 48-Hour Film Festival empowers Columbia teens to share their voice with the world. Funded by a generous grant from the National Black Programming Consortium, the The Nickelodeon Theatre and SCETV will hold a 48-hour Latino Teen Flash Festival this Friday, June 14, 2013 through Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Columbia, SC. Over the course of this weekend, the Latino youth…

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Summary

April 20, 2013

On April 16, 2013, a group of eight senators, led by South Carolina’s Senator Lindsey Graham, who have been working together to reform our immigration system, introduced their legislation. The bill, S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act is 844 pages. The Senate bill proposes sweeping changes to nearly all aspects…

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