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Protest HB 1069 and Other Legislative Errors Wednesday in Pierre

As government goes off the rails, we have numerous reasons to protest. Represent South Dakota invites those who’d like their state back to gather at the Capitol in Pierre on Wednesday, February 1, to rally against corruption in state government:

Despite massive public backlash, politicians in the South Dakota Senate are still attempting to use “emergency powers” to repeal IM-22, a statewide Anti-Corruption Act passed by voters less than three months ago.

With the Senate’s repeal vote scheduled for Wednesday, we need hundreds of South Dakotans to rally at the Capitol and pack the Senate to demand that our elected officials #RespectOurVote [Represent South Dakota, “RSVP: Rally Against Corruption,” retrieved 2017.01.29].

The focus of the Represent SD rally (Wednesday 1:30–3:30 p.m. CST) is House Bill 1069, which was delayed pending amendment last week. But while you’re in the Capitol, feel free to give your legislators a piece of your mind about initiative and referendumrefugees, gunssneaky creationism, and the need for stronger rules to protect interns from legislative leaders who cover up unethical behavior.

Pierre is a target-rich environment for protesting bad government. Speak up, Wednesday and every day!


  1. Darin Larson 2017-01-29 12:33

    The only thing required for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing.

    Edmund Burke

  2. Mark Winegar 2017-01-29 14:37

    There is a rumor that the enemies of governmental ethics and transparency will delay the vote on Wednesday too. People are asking, ” Would it be better to wait?” and the answer is NO! NO! NO!

    Pack the gallery with people and they just my delay a second time which would be on Friday but if we don’t show they are likely to go ahead and repeal IM 22 the South Dakota Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act by passing HB 1069. Showing up for the rally and vote will demonstrate resistance and just may result in defeating the repeal.

  3. grudznick 2017-01-29 16:35

    I just bet you every one of these parrots squawking “corruption corruption corruption” the way Mr. Sibby repeats “humanist secularism” will partake of free food and ice cream. I think the legislatures should point out and take pictures of every Corruptionist eating icecream and give a photo album of them to the media.

  4. Rebecca 2017-01-30 06:44

    If folks get there earlier on Wednesday, there’s a hearing on SB67 (dramatically raising the number of signatures to put constitutional amendments on the ballot) that morning at 10am in State Affairs.
    Truly, Pierre is a target-rich environment.

  5. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-01-30 07:03

    Yes! Torpedo Senate Bill 67! Another illegal emergency clause! There is no emergency requiring the raising of the signature threshold!

  6. Ed from Iowa 2017-01-30 11:19

    Any info on what room in which the hearing is scheduled on Wednesday?

  7. Stace Nelson 2017-01-30 11:41

    @Ed From Iowa It will be on the Senate floor. The gallery of the Senate contains seating for hundreds and is open to the public as long as order is maintained which does not disrupt the operations of the Senate (which is a crime).

  8. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2017-01-30 18:35

    Oh, Stace, no one’s going to disrupt your operations.

    Funny: it’s a crime for citizens to disrupt the efforts of the Senate to make law, but it’s not a crime for Senators to disrupt the efforts of citizens to make law.

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