South Dakota Forward, one of the groups formed in reaction to the grave errors of the 2016 election, has organized itself as a political action committee. Co-chairs Brooke Abdallah of Spearfish and Amanda Bachmann of Pierre say their PAC will “promote civic engagement, advocate for awareness on legislative issues, and champion candidates, initiatives, and ideas that aim to cultivate a more equal and inclusive state for all South Dakotans.”
Recall that we have seen progressive South Dakotans start down a road like this before. South Dakota Progress formed shortly after the disappointing 2014 election and met through 2015 in hopes of organizing support for progressive candidates. SD Progress disappeared without making any noticeable impact on 2016’s election results.