Advocacy organizations in the Upstate

Now that we are out of the house – at least for the moment – you might be looking for some things to do. Lots of activist and advocacy groups in Greenville need your help from donating, to subscribing, to volunteering. This is just a partial list and we will keep adding to it.

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Being a Black Woman Today

We had a dynamic conversation with five Black women representing a variety of personal and professional experiences. Their paths were often different but the undercurrents of their experiences were decidedly similar. It was a powerful and energetic event filled with positivism and shared

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The American Rescue Plan: What’s in it for me?

By Elise Filpot In March, South Carolina and the rest of the United States marked one year since the wide-scale start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  During that year, more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and more than 8,700 South Carolina citizens have died of COVID-19.  As a consequence of trying

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31 Days of Women’s History

Readers, please note: This is work in progress and will be changing hopefully daily. Every March, we celebrate Women’s History Month with local, state, and national events. This year, we are expanding our vision with Women’s History activities that can be part of an ongoing

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Expansion would improve health, economy in SC

Democrats in the state legislature have introduced resolutions that, if enacted, would put Medicaid Expansion on the ballot in 2022. We asked Dr. Dawn Bingham, a physician, health policy advocate, and former candidate for State Senate for her view. By Dr. Dawn Bingham As a physician, I support

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The advocacy challenge: Fetal Heartbeat bill is back

NOTE: This bill was voted out of committee today (Jan. 21) and is moving to the Senate floor. So it is very important that we take action now. Keep reading. So many of us want to make a difference. We have things to say. Issues to stand up for. Wrongs to speak out about. And […]

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A conversation with Dr. Dawn Bingham

Dr. Dawn Bingham is an OB-GYN, an advocate for women’s healthcare, a community activist and a candidate for State Senate District 12. We sat down with her to talk about healthcare in South Carolina, particularly with the death knell for the Affordable Care Act looming in the Supreme

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A conversation with Je’Varus Howard

As part of our project on The Republican Record, we talked with State House District 19 candidate Je’Varus Howard about income and the impact it has on the quality of life, business, and the strength of communities in South Carolina. 16.7 percent of South Carolinians live below the

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The deck is stacked against women in South Carolina

By Erin D. Basinger The U.S. News and World Report ranks South Carolina 42nd in their classification of Best States, with our state in the bottom third or quarter in the areas of healthcare, education, infrastructure, opportunity, violence and crime, and environmental care. For women, this

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A single mom’s perspective

Timicia Grant is a professional women. She’s a non profit professional who’s worked for years to help single parents navigate a system often stacked against them. As a professional political organizer, she’s also working hard to change the dynamic in local, state, and national

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