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South Dakotans like Ballot Initiatives

75%

Feel that Citizen ballot initiatives are an important part of the democratic process in South Dakota

65%

Don't want the South Dakota legislature should make it more difficult for citizen initiatives to get onto the ballot

83%

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 Amendment C

An attack on Citizens Ballot Initiatives

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..

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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KELO

Lawsuit involving Senate Bill 180 appears headed to trial

A federal judge is asking the two sides of a lawsuit against South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and other state officials for a date to schedule a trial.

KELO

State to appeal SB 180 decision

The State of South Dakota will appeal SB 180 decision.

SDPB

Federal Judge Stops S.D. Law Restricting Political Speech

A Federal Judge has stopped SB 180 legislation targeting petition circulators.

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Grassroots organizers came together to protect the minimum wage and kick the pay-day lenders out of our state. We'll beat Amendment C too.

Laney Stricherz

Grassroots Volunteer

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