The Fight for Reproductive Rights in South Dakota: How You Can Help
Updated: May 18
South Dakota is facing a critical moment in the fight for reproductive rights in this post we will show you how you can help. Anti-abortion activists are doing everything they can to prevent the people of South Dakota from having a say on the matter. They are stalking our petition circulators, protesting our events, and trying to stop us from gathering the 60,000 signatures we need to put our constitutional amendment to restore Roe v. Wade on the ballot.
But despite these challenges, we won't be intimidated. The protections enshrined in Roe v. Wade are too important to let slip away. And we need your help to cross the finish line and restore those protections for the people of South Dakota.
If you're looking for ways to get involved in the fight for reproductive rights, here are a few key ways you can help right now:
CARRY A PETITION
One of the most effective ways to help is by carrying a petition. You can either request one to be sent to you, or you can come to one of our office hours to pick one up. The anti-choice protesters can't follow us all at the same time, so even if you can just get ten signatures from your immediate family and friends, it's a huge help.
If you can't circulate a petition, or you want to do more, help us grow our army of volunteer petitioners by referring family and friends to our volunteer sign-up page and events we're hosting around the state. The more volunteers we have, the better chance we have of reaching our goal of 60,000 signatures by June 30th, 2023.
You don't have to write a check to help. Simply share our ActBlue link with your like-minded family and friends via social media, text, and email. This type of relational fundraising can increase your contribution to our cause by 300%.
If you're not comfortable circulating a petition, but you're good on the phone, we have a digital phone banking program we're running to contact supporters about our petition. You can do it all from the comfort of your personal laptop at home.
Remember to channel the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and keep your cool if anti-choice activists try to bully and intimidate you. We will win this fight by appealing to the hearts and minds of South Dakota voters.
Each and every one of these actions can make a difference in the fight for reproductive rights in South Dakota. And it's important to remember that we can win this fight, but we need your help to get there.
So, what can you expect if you sign up to carry a petition or volunteer in some other capacity? You can expect to join a passionate and dedicated community of people who are committed to securing reproductive rights for the people of South Dakota via direct democracy. You'll be able to attend events and training sessions to learn more about the issue, and you'll have the opportunity to make new friends and connect with like-minded individuals.
And when it comes to relational fundraising, you'll be able to leverage your existing relationships to raise critical funds for our cause. This type of fundraising is a powerful tool for making a difference, and it allows you to make a tangible impact without ever having to write a check.
Finally, if you choose to participate in phone banking, you'll be able to help us reach out to supporters and educate them about our petition and why it's so important. This is a critical component of our overall strategy, and it requires people like you to step up and make a difference.
Your friends at Dakotans for Health and the Democracy Center
P.S. You can always make a direct contribution to support the campaign too. We prefer ActBlue if you can. You can also send us a check to Dakotans for Health, PO Box 2063, Sioux Falls, SD 57101.
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