Advocacy

The advocacy of the Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce is embedded in social justice movements of our community, the standards set forth by our ancestors as demonstrated by Esau Jenkins, Robert Smalls, Denmark Vesey, Joseph Hayne Rainey, and others; and the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development goals.

Access To Opportunity

Access To Opportunity

Access To Opportunity

Environmental Protection

Access To Opportunity

Create sustainable, economic opportunities for African American businesses and businesses inclusive of all regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and national origin within the Gullah Geechee community;

Environmental Protection

Proactively respect and protect our natural environment;

 

Empower social-impact business and economic vibrancy in the community;

Support access to broadband/internet as an opportunity vehicle for rural communities and small businesses;

Access To Education

Encourage an environment of life-long learning;

Network Access

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Agenda for Action

The Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce, North Columbia Business Association and Georgetown NAACP Branch #5520, along with partnering environmental organizations, are aligning to launch an Action Agenda to raise awareness of green, renewable energy opportunities and to lift the voices of low-income communities so they are heard in the policymaking process.

Community Advocacy Do’s 

Courtesy of the Campaign Workshop

 

  • Know your community

  • Understand the change you want

  • Be genuine

  • Be creative

  • Invest for the long haul

  • Build a coalition

  • Use social pressure

  • Hold folks accountable