Action Alert: Ask Your State Senator to Support Reasonable Childhood Independence Bill

We’re excited to let you know that Senators Wes Climer and Greg Hembree have introduced S. 288, a bill that protects innocent families from being caught up in child neglect investigations.

S. 288 amends South Carolina law to clarify that a loving and caring parent who allows his or her child to engage in “independent activities” will not be considered to have neglected the child.

S. 288 enjoys broad bipartisan support from advocacy groups across the political spectrum, including, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) (whose model bill South Carolina’s legislation mirrors), Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), and Let Grow.

Please contact your state senator and ask him or her to support S. 288. You can call or email (or both!) your senator with a message as simple as the following:

“Please support S. 288 to provide children with reasonable independence. At a time when it seems that government is encroaching more and more on loving parents and their ability to care for and raise their children, S. 288 provides freedom to parents to let their children grow and thrive, freeing South Carolina’s Department of Social Services to focus attention on children who are truly in danger of abuse or neglect.”

If you decide to email your state senator, feel free to link to the letter that we sent to the sponsors of S. 288. 

Thank you for standing with us for parental rights and freedom.


Will Estrada