For the Common Good

Advocacy for the Common Good

A large part of the Council’s mission involves working on legislative issues.   Although this area falls under the Ministry and Reconciliation, we know that any of our work areas may involve an advocacy component.  Therefore, staff and work group from all areas of life of the Council work together to determine the best use of resources and time.  Recent advocacy issues include:

  1. Predatory Lending
    In partnership with SC Appleseed Center for Legal Justice, SC AARP and other organizations and individuals, the Council continues to advocate legislation regulating predatory lending practices in SC. Legislation.

  2. Bringing Federal Health Care dollars to SC.
    The South Carolina Christian Action Council has advocated since 2012 for legislation to bring the Federal dollars of the Affordable Care Act to SC. The Council is a founding member of the Close the Gap SC coalition formed in 2014 to bring those dollars to SC.

    Go to www.ClosetheGapSC.com for a live count of the dollars South Carolina is loosing daily while we wait for this legislation, other information and resources, included a way to contact your Legislators today to share your voice to this vital call.

The Council’s work is determined by its statewide volunteer Board of Directors. Click here PUBLIC POLICY STATEMENT SUMMARIES for a summary of most of our current statements. Contact us via e-mail at sccouncil@sccouncil.net for a specific statement.