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The Democracy Center provides a central location for like-minded citizens to organize, train volunteers on voter technology and processes, engage in effective voter registration efforts, and sign petitions for candidates and initiatives. The Center also hosts events on important community issues, including discussions with local labor union leaders, elected leaders, the League of Women Voters, and the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association.

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South Dakota Freedom Amendment

Grassroots Networks Win Initiatives

Grassroots networks are the central component of our strategy to defeat Amendment C, build support for a 'NO' campaign, and establish a constituency that organize to prevent future anti-democratic power grabs. So be the change you want to see in this world. Make a donation to protect citizen ballot initiatives.


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Direct Democracy!

Voter Education

South Dakotans voted overwhelmingly to pass both Medicaid and Recreational Cannabis Reform in 2020, but Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Legislature want to take that votes back. And that is where you come in.. Sign the petition to put recreational marijuana back on the 2022 ballot. 

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Medicaid expansion will deliver healthcare to 42,000 hardworking South Dakotans, help lower prescription drugs prices and insurance premiums, keep our rural hospitals open, and create thousands of new jobs.

Petitions, Petitions, Petitions!

Amendment C was placed on the June 2022 primary ballot by Kristi Noem and the SD Legislature to prevent YOU from passing laws like Medical marijuana and Medicaid expansion. Learn more about the fight to beat Amendment C HERE.

Grassroots organizers came together to protect the minimum wage, kick the pay-day lenders out of our state, and pass Medical marijuana. We created the Democracy Center to defend those laws and pass new ones too.


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The Democracy Center

Petition-gathering group reaches settlement with Minnehaha County

"We're pleased that our First Amendment right to circulate these petitions, which was threatened with this policy, is no longer being threatened."


Judge blocks Minnehaha County petitioner order as lawsuit continues

Where are petitioners allowed to advocate their causes? That’s the question at the heart of a lawsuit between Minnehaha County officials and Dakotans for Health, a group currently circulating several petitions.


Federal judge temporarily blocks new petitioning policy at Minnehaha County admin building

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Minnehaha County from enforcing a new policy impacting where petition signatures can be gathered at the Minnehaha County administrative buildings in Sioux Falls.


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South Dakota Freedom Amendment

Restore Roe v. Wade

Update: We are on the ballot! Vote YES on Amendment G!

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