The Bottom Line:
According to a 2022 poll by Emerson College Polling, 79% of South Dakota voters support repealing or lowering the state tax on groceries.
We need to collect 30,000 signatures to put a repeal of the state tax on groceries on the ballot so the people can decide!
Let the people decide!
South Dakota is one of only three states in the entire country that still has a regressive state tax on groceries. For over 25 years, there have been over 20 attempts to repeal the 4.6% tax in the state legislature, but career politicians have been unable to get it done. Thankfully, South Dakota pioneered the ballot initiative, which allows citizens to take matters into their own hands. We are now working to put a repeal of the grocery tax on the ballot, so the people can finally decide. Join us in our effort to make healthy food more accessible for all, by supporting our citizen ballot initiative to repeal South Dakota's state tax on groceries.
Grassroots Networks Win Initiatives
Grassroots networks are the central component of our strategy to qualify the measure, build support for passage, and establish a constituency that can implement and defend the law. So be the change you want to see in this world. Join our grassroots effort effort to repeal the state tax on groceries today!
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A Citizen Ballot Initiative
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Steve Hildebrand | Sioux Fall, SD