Forge Advocacy seeks to ensure that America's best days are yet to come. As a non-profit, we remain committed to helping the community around us without interferences by other special interests. By forming lasting partnerships with a wide variety of organizations and institutions, from the collegiate and local levels all the way to highest echelons of the State and Federal level governments, we help to create policy which better reflects the needs of the constituents. Furthermore, we work independently to research and identify problems and solutions in the community.
Comprised of students, Forge is committed to ensure South Carolina's education system becomes the best in the nation. Members of Forge have been instrumental in introducing legislation such as:
GA HB1078 (2015-2016): Raise the High-school Dropout Age to 17
SC HB 4079 (2016-2017): Transcripts are marked for a period of five years if the student is found guilty by the university's judicial process for sexual assault or related charges
South Carolina is blessed with a diverse state with an abundance of resources and nature. Forge is devoted to protecting the environment of South Carolina while also finding new ways to integrate technology into those that rely on the land.
Forge looks to help all people of South Carolina live the American Dream. By balancing proper research and fair practices, Forge has the experience to create cohesive solutions using new ways of thinking.
Forge stands by veterans and active duty members of the United States military. Recognizing the need for proper reintegration after active service, Forge continues to lobby for increased opportunities for our veterans such as:
SC HB 4078 (2016-2017): Allowing military veterans first priority in registering for classes at public universities
The safety and health of Americans remains a priority for Forge. Using the latest data, Forge is creating new answers to old problems in the areas of mental health, physical health, school safety, and public health.