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ALERT: Let Our Voices Be Heard

Senator Mike Rounds will be hosting a “Coffee and Conversation in Rapid City” Friday, May 19, 2017 starting at 9:30 AM at Western Dakota Technical Institute’s library to give a “short” update on what has been happening in Washington, DC. He has stated he will be taking questions from constituents. View our event posting for details.

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Action Alert: Title X Clinics at Risk

Action Alert! (FYI: Noem, SD, is an original sponsor. Figures.) On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the US House Rules Committee will vote to allow states to deny funding for family planning and preventive care services provided by Title X clinics. Congress needs to hear from you TODAY: H.J.Res. 43/S.J.Res. 13 will turn back the clock on women’s health. Contact Senator Mike Rounds Contact Senator John Thune Contact Representative Kristi Noem Take…

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ALERT: Attempt to Repeal IM22 Advances

Pennington County Democrats and Grassroots Progressives: HB 1069, the measure to repeal IM 22, passed the House of Representatives on a straight, party line vote.  All the Democrats opposed repealing the will of the voters.  The bill now moves to the Senate State Affairs Committee at 10am on Wednesday. Below is the contact information for the   Senate State Affairs Committee. Please call or email to tell them you do not support this legislative power grab, and spread the word to your friends and contacts. Whether you supported IM 22 or not in November, the extraordinary way the Republican legislature is going about repealing IM 22 shows a complete lack of respect for the Initiate Measure process and the will of the voters. We ARE concerned about corruption; we ARE concerned about ethics;…

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Comments regarding the Inaugural Weekend by author Sam Hurst

The events of the last three days suggest that the nation is in a serious constitutional crisis, with no immediate way out. On Friday, the loser of the popular vote, but the winner of the constitutional process, was inaugurated as our 45th President. And on Saturday millions of Americans, feeling a deep sense of disenfranchisement, took to the streets in protest. These two irreconcilable forces, represented by the Inauguration on one day and massive protests on the next, each have roots in the Constitution….and that is the nature of our crisis. We cannot depend on the Constitution to resolve its own internal contradictions. Conservatives are fond of insisting that the United States is a republic, not a democracy. Their view of American citizenship is rooted in the institutional processes created…

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