Got some political ants in your pants? Three events this week offer you a chance to scratch that itch.
Tomorrow (Monday!) at noon to 1 p.m.Mountain, Joyce Patton is hosting a “Not My President’s Day” Rally at 8th and Omaha, south side of Memorial Park in Rapid City. The event Facebook page says the rally “welcomes songs, signs and statements that support American values such as freedom of speech, freedom from religious discrimination, equal opportunity, gender equality, and environmental stewardship.”
Then Thursday evening, 5:30–7:00 Central, a bunch of our Minnehaha neighbors calling themselves Indivisible 605 are hosting the first Indivisible 605 Town Hall at the Icon Lounge Event Hall at 402 North Main Avenue in Sioux Falls. Congress is taking the week off from D.C. to get in touch with constituents. While Senators Thune and Rounds and Representative Noem have yet to announce any open meetings of their own, Indivisible 605 has invited all three to Thursday’s event. How thoughtful! Indivisible lines up the space, chairs, sound equipment, even some musical guests—all our busy elected officials have to do is show up!
If that Town Hall doesn’t dully scratch your itch, or if it gets you itching to do more to make your country great again, the South Dakota Democratic Party is hosting Activist Training 101 right afterwards, Thursday, 7:30–9:00 p.m., at the Prairie West Library, 7630 West 26th Street in Sioux Falls. They won’t cover anything too complicated, just the basics of getting involved, contacting elected officials, and effectively raising heck.
All three of these events will be great opportunities to start making a difference (if you haven’t already!) and to meet other people with similar goals.