Petition statement to be delivered to Mayor Kasim Reed, Mayor, The Georgia State House, The Georgia State Senate, Governor Nathan Deal, The United States House of Representatives and 2 other targets (click here to see more)

Taxes Threaten Historic Culture of Last Intact Gullah/Geechee Community of Sapelo Island

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Taxes Threaten Historic Culture of Last Intact Gullah/Geechee Community of Sapelo Island

To be delivered to Mayor Kasim Reed, Mayor, The Georgia State House, The Georgia State Senate, Governor Nathan Deal, The United States House of Representatives and 2 other targets (click here to see more)

Petition Statement

I join others in signing this petition to protest the astronomical raising of tax rates by the McIntosh County government of Darien, GA on the historic Saltwater Geechee/Gullah people of Sapelo Island.
There are currently 1,666 signatures. NEW goal - We need 2,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Sapelo Island, Ga is home to one the last historic Geechee/Gullah communities in the entire United States. McIntosh County sent out notices in which they raised property tax rates upwards 500%-1,000% on Island residents; most of whom are older/retired & live on fixed incomes. We should all be concerned because this shouldn't happen in America. Sapelo Island's culture is truly the last of a very important part of not only African-American history; but also American history. The Sapelo community of Hog Hammock is currently on the federal National Registry of Historic Places through the US Dept of Interior, but this hasn't stopped the county government of McIntosh from raising taxes at a rate they know Sapelo's residents & descendants alike aren't able to pay.











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