Advocacy

Many children in South Carolina are dependent upon public funding for essential services such as healthcare. Close to half are covered by Medicaid - a publicly funded health insurance program. One in four children live in poverty.

South Carolina's children have too few resources, and this is evident in our state's recent Kids Count 2012 ranking of 43rd. South Carolina's rankings on individual measures of well-being can be viewed in the 2012 SC Kids Count Data Book.

Children need advocates to ensure that their unique needs are represented when adult-focused state budgets, legislation, or public policies are developed. This advocacy can occur at the statehouse, with state agencies, or with Congress

State Government:

Find Your State Legislators
South Carolina General Assembly
South Carolina Government Search Engine (SC.Gov )
Governor's Office

State Agencies Providing Children's Services
SC Department of Health and Human Services (Medicaid)
SC Department of Disabilities & Special Needs
SC Department of Social Services
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control
SC Department of Mental Health
SC First Steps & Babynet
SC Department of Education
SC Department of Juvenile Justice

Federal Government - Legislative:

Senator Lindsey Graham, [R-SC]
290 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Tel: (202) 224-5972
Website
Email

Senator Jim DeMint, [R-SC]
167 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-6121
Website
Email

Representative Tim Scott, [ 1st District, R-SC ]
1117 Longworth HOB
Washington D.C. 20510
Tel: (202) 225-3176
Website
Email

Representative Joe Wilson, [2nd District, R-SC]
2229 Rayburn HOB
Washington D.C. 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2452
Website
Email

Representative Jeff Duncan, [3rd District, R-SC]
116 Cannon HOB
Washington D. C. 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5301
Website
Email

Representative Trey Gowdy, [4th District, R-SC ]
1237 Longworth HOB
Washington D.C. 20515
Tel: (202) 225-6030
Website
Email

Representative Mick Mulvaney, [5th District, R-SC]
1004 Longworth HOB
Washington D.C. 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5501
Website
Email

Representative James Clyburn, [6th District, D-SC]
2135 Rayburn HOB
Washington D.C. 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3315
Website
Email

Federal Government Links:

White House
Healthcare Reform-White House blog
HealthCare.gov
Federal Executive Branch Links
Federal Legislative Branch Links
THOMAS/Library of Congress: Federal legislation search engine
Federal Register/CFR/FDSYS
US DHHS
CMS