Override Gov. Nikki Haley's Veto of Funding for the SC Sea Grant Consortium
Governor Haley has issued her vetoes to the state budget eliminating state funding to the SC Sea Grant Consortium with Veto #3. Until the vetoes are resolved, the Governor's veto puts the Sea Grant Consortium in limbo with NO authorization to expend ANY funds, including federal monies, therefore leaving the consortium unable to operate.
Sea Grant's research and outreach programs promote better understanding, conservation and use of America’s coastal resources. Sea Grant is “science serving America’s coasts.” The coastal area of South Carolina is home of the unique Gullah/Geechee people and the location of numerous outstanding cultural landscapes and historic sites that can only be maintained via more active community engagement and stewardship which can also be coupled with scientific research and education. Sea Grant's community partnerships are a critical part of this process.
ACTION YOU SHOULD TAKE NOW: Sign this petition, share it with your friends, and contact your state senator and representative, asking them to override veto #3.