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Category Archives: Poverty in South Carolina

PRESS RELEASE: Proposed fast-track legislation puts SC consumers at risk

Sens Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott Urged to Reject Measure to Block Fraud and Fee Protections on Prepaid Cards Obscure, fast-track law would stop CFPB prepaid card rule CONTACT: Sue Berkowitz (803)779-1113 x101  Columbia, SC  – February 6,  2017 – South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center today called on South Carolina Senators Lindsey Graham and […]

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Hungry in the US. Hungry in South Carolina.

More than 42.2 million Americans lived in households that were struggling against hunger in 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service. The 2015 numbers represent a significant decrease from 2014, with the rate declining from 15.4 to 13.4 percent. “These numbers of people struggling in food-insecure households […]

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A Look at Economic Inequality in SC

Though America’s economic expansion is now in its seventh year, many South Carolina communities remain distressed, crimping residents’ chances of achieving economic stability or success in their lifetimes, according to a new study. The February 2016 report, by the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington-based nonprofit research and advocacy group, said 30 percent of South Carolina […]

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The Unmet Legal Needs of Veterans

Earlier this month, a report was released by Project CHALENG outlining the responses given by Veterans when asked to rank both their met and unmet needs. While many may believe the duty of caring for Veterans falls entirely on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the hospitals they manage, and that any problems Veterans […]

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2016 SC Appleseed Legislative Wrap Up

Coverage of the 2016 legislative session focused on a small number of high profile issues, but all the while here at South Carolina Appleseed we were working on several lesser known but very important bills which were enacted into law. These laws are not only great public policy; they will also help the communities we […]

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Working, but Uninsured. Lynn’s Story.

My name is Lynn Campbell and I am a resident of Edgefield County. I am currently uninsured and chose to share my personal story about my situation in hopes that together we can close the health insurance coverage gap in SC; not just for me, but for all of the others just like me in […]

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Understanding SNAP Eligibility Changes for ABAWDs

The decision by South Carolina to not renew a statewide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly food stamps) time limit waiver, will affect the eligibility of thousands of Able-bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs). This webinar is intended to discuss the time limits, possible exemptions and what service providers can do to help affected members […]

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People with Felony Records Can Vote in South Carolina! Here’s How:

It’s no secret that a criminal record has a major impact in many areas of life: the ability to find a good job and being able to support yourself and your family, the ability to find safe and affordable housing, and the reality of facing the lifelong stigma of having a criminal record. Since we […]

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SC Education Funding – Failing the Students Who Need It Most

Read the full analysis of SC Education Funding.

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Upcoming Event: Civil Rights, It Still Matters – April 8-9 in Columbia, SC

Civil Rights: It Still Matters is a two day conference designed to educate our community about the basic right and foundation to barrier-free housing for all, creating a path to healing the history of discrimination. This conference is designed for all South Carolinians and is free to the public (small fee for attorneys seeking CLE […]

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