2022 Employment Bills

UPDATE: As of 5/12/22 both The Employment First Initiative Act and the bill to end subminimum wage passed both the Senate and the House, and now await signature on the…

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Ableism and why #MyDisabledLifeisWorthy

Ableism and why #MyDisabledLifeisWorthy Ableism: the discrimination of and social prejudice against people with disabilities based on the belief that typical abilities are superior. E.g. Accessliving.org ‘Ableism 101.’  As year…

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Statement: 1 in 100

We at Able South Carolina are deeply saddened by the recent statistic that 1 in 100 people over the age of 65 have died from COVID-19, despite being one of…

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Disability Rights Groups Challenge South Carolina Ban on School Mask Mandates

Disability rights groups and parents of children with disabilities filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a South Carolina law that bans school districts from imposing mask mandates in schools. The parents and disability rights groups represent students whose disability, including underlying health conditions, makes them particularly susceptible to severe illness from COVID-19, and argue that the ban on mask mandates effectively excludes these students from public schools, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

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