We support the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the rural way of life of the people of the Sea Islands and stand with the citizens of Johns and James Island, SC that want to have their way of life and cultural traditions protected. The extension of I-526 onto the Sea Islands will cause irreparable harm to the Sea Islands and therefore, we oppose this highway extension and the building of a cross island expressway on Johns Island. We are calling upon the SC Department of Transportation and all local governmental entities of Charleston County to work to provide safe roads that are within the rural character of these islands and to provide funding for projects that do not jeopardize the continuation of the existence of Gullah/Geechee communities on these islands. Stop the vote on Wed. September 26, 2012. Contact SCDOT commissioners today and ask them to vote "no."
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