South Dakotans like Ballot Initiatives
Feel that Citizen ballot initiatives are an important part of the democratic process in South Dakota
Don't want the South Dakota legislature should make it more difficult for citizen initiatives to get onto the ballot
Believe that Democracy is always the most preferable form of government
Source: South Dakota News Watch. Chiesman Center for Democracy at the University of South Dakota Poll, April 2021.
Vote NO on C
Update: Amendment C was defeated on Tuesday, June 7th!
A 'Crackdown' on Democracy
South Dakota has a rich history of voters taking matters into their own hands when their state leaders fail to act. It is called the citizen ballot initiative and we have been doing it around here since 1898.
But in 2021 the South Dakota Legislature placed Amendment C on the June 2022 primary ballot. It is a constitutional amendment requiring 60% approval for citizen ballot initiatives like Medicaid expansion.
They tried to pass a similar measure in 2018, but South Dakotans said NO. We beat them then and we will beat them in 2022, with your help...
Amendment C is a big money CON JOB!
Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Legislature placed Amendment C on the June 2022 Primary Ballot. They did this for a reason. Fewer people vote in primaries.
PERMANENT CHANGE TO BALLOT INITIATIVES:
A superficial 60% vote threshold will become part of the state constitution. Future laws like MEDICAL MARIJUANA could be subject to it FOREVER.
NO ACCOUNTABILITY: Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Legislature gets all the power here — not the voters of South Dakota. Who knows what they will do next?
NOT NEEDED: We’ve been using citizen initiatives since 1898. 50% is good enough to get elected to the legislature. Why change the vote threshold now?
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