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South Carolina Appleseed’s Letter to the South Carolina Congressional Delegation

May 18, 2020

For a PDF version of this file click here. Everyone can help make sure all South Carolinians are included in future federal relief efforts. Click here to contact your member of Congress today. RE:     Federal policy recommendations to ensure future COVID-19 relief efforts include South Carolina’s Immigrant Families Dear Honorable United States Senators and Representatives…

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Statement: South Carolina Appleseed Applauds Supreme Court Decision, But More Work Must Be Done.

April 28, 2020

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in an 8-1 decision in the case Maine Community Health Options v. United States. The court ruled that the federal government must live up to its promise to shield insurance companies from some of the risks they took in participating in the ACA…

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South Carolina Appleseed’s Statement on Trump’s Plan to Suspend All Immigration

April 21, 2020

Last night, President Trump tweeted that he would sign an executive order temporarily suspending all immigration into the United States. This order would not only be an assault on our American values and a cruel extension of the Administration’s family separation policies, but counterproductive to mitigating the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis. We are…

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Important information for People on Social Security, Survivor or Disability, Railroad Retirement Benefits, VA benefits, and SSI Recipients

April 21, 2020

If you have dependent children and get Social Security Survivor or disability Or Railroad Retirement Benefits You have until Noon on Wednesday April 22 to go online to get the $500 stimulus payment for each child. If you miss this deadline you can register your children with the new non-filer tool at irs.gov.   You will still…

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Important Information: South Carolina Supreme Court Reschedules Evictions Between March 17 and March 31

March 18, 2020

On March 17th, the South Carolina Supreme Court  issued an order about evictions. All evictions scheduled between March 17, 2020 and March 31, 2020 will be rescheduled sometime after April 30, 2020.  The court is allowing case-by-case exceptions for matters involving essential services and/or harm to persons or property, so some evictions may still go…

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Come To Your Census in 2020

January 21, 2020

We need your help to identify 40-50 community leaders that will help identify what needs to be done to get a complete count of South Carolina! Strategy Session Dates: Registration will start at 9:45am. Sessions will run from 10:00am-2:00pm. Lunch will be provided. Stipends are available to assist with transportation, child care, and/or to assist…

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Tell Senators Graham and Scott To Protect Refugee Resettlement!

September 10, 2019

Today, White House officials will meet to discuss cutting refugee admissions even further from our current embarrassingly-low limit of 30,000 refugees to 15,000 or 10,000 or even zero. To put things in perspective, the historical average is 98,000 per year and the Obama Administration admitted 85,000 in its last year. Instead of cutting the number…

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SCDHHS’s Waiver Request: The Good and The Bad

March 21, 2019

In late December 2018, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) released an initial proposal to request a waiver from the federal government to allow for the implementation of work requirements for many South Carolinians who get their health care coverage through Medicaid. This proposal was flawed and deeply concerning, and in…

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Join us to take a stand against harmful Medicaid work requirements in SC

January 7, 2019

Proposed Medicaid work requirements would cause real harm for vulnerable, low-income South Carolina parents. South Carolina’s Medicaid agency is pursuing a rule change, creating work requirements for those on Medicaid. The rule would force low-income South Carolina parents with Medicaid coverage to prove they have a job or risk losing their health benefits. These work…

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Introducing Clean Slate

November 15, 2018

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans has a criminal record, with even minor offenses carrying a stigma. With nearly 9 in 10 employers, 4 in 5 landlords, and 3 in 5 colleges screening criminal background checks, this can bring a life sentence of poverty. We believe that people with criminal records paid their debt to society…

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