Top Youth Have Chance to Ask Governor Daugaard About Minimum Wage at Monday Luncheon

South Dakota’s smartest high school seniors will have the opportunity to ask Governor Dennis Daugaard why he thinks their labor is worth a dollar less tomorrow at lunch in Pierre:

More than 200 graduating seniors from South Dakota’s public, private and Tribal/Bureau of Indian Education schools will be honored at the 2015 Academic Excellence Recognition Luncheon on Monday, April 27 at the Ramkota Rivercentre in Pierre.

…The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and Gov. Daugaard is expected to speak at approximately 12 p.m. Following Gov. Daugaard’s speech, each student in attendance will be personally greeted by the governor and have their photo taken with him [Tony Mangan, “More Than 200 South Dakota Seniors To Be Recognized For Academic Excellence Next Week,” KCCR Radio, 2015.04.20].

Go ahead, kids: after the Governor gets done telling you to become welders and you all line up for the photo opp, ask about the youth minimum wage (review the Governor’s justification for signing the youth minimum wage into law; then, if you like read more on the topic here, here, and here).

Rick Knobe will also get to ask the Governor about the youth minimum wage on Tuesday on KSOO’s Viewpoint University. Perhaps Knobe will ask the Governor to sign his petition to refer the youth minimum wage to a public vote.


4 Responses to Top Youth Have Chance to Ask Governor Daugaard About Minimum Wage at Monday Luncheon

  1. Roger Elgersma

    But will they.

  2. One can hope, Roger. One can hope.

  3. tara volesky

    They are trained to be obedient servants. They should be asking a lot more questions than just the minimum wage…….Richard Benda, EB-5, DSS, Joop Bolen, Medical marijuana, industrial hemp, slave wages, teacher pay, corruption, etc.

  4. Yes, yes, Tara, but sometimes we have to deal with one issue at a time. Several dozen of South Dakota’s smartest soon-to-be graduates all asking Governor Daugaard the same question—”Why do you not respect our ability to work?”—would make for a remarkable act of protest.