As we mark the unofficial end of summer by celebrating the Labor Day Holiday weekend, let us remember the reason for Labor Day. Insufferable working conditions, 6 day work weeks up to 14 hours per day were common and led to the rise of organized labor and the union movement. The struggle for improved working conditions was long and included the sweat, blood and lives of many Brothers and Sisters…
I struggle to make sense of the dialogue advocating for change and limiting incumbency, and then reelecting the same candidates or those who are like minded. The number of initiatives, referendums and proposed Constitutional Amendments, and subsequent adoption of some of these changes further supports the need for more than single party rule in South Dakota.
I cannot imagine how disappointed you may feel, but I hope the experience was not so severe as to discourage you from volunteering with the Pennington County Democratic Party or seeking an elected office in the immediate future. I look forward to continuing our relationship and holding the majority party accountable.
Leon Fenhaus, Chairman
Pennington County Democrats