Dakotans for Health isn’t just fighting to expand Medicaid in South Dakota; they’re fighting for more democracy for everybody in our fair state.
Recognizing the importance of synergy and cooperation in ballot measures, Dakotans for Health today opened The Democracy Center, a Sioux Falls office where South Dakota voters can sign initiative petitions to put Medicaid expansion, independent redistricting, and cannabis legalization to a vote in the 2022 general election.
Located in the old Bagel Boy shop at 1911 South Minnesota Avenue from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, The Democracy Center will have staff explaining the initiatives, recruiting volunteers, and educating citizens about the nefarious Amendment C, the 60% vote threshold Republican legislators have placed on the June 2022 primary ballot in an attempt to empower their cranky conservative minority to stymie Medicaid expansion and other popular initiatives. The Democracy Center will have notaries public on hand to perform the vital service of notarizing initiative petitions. They’ll also have free coffee and rolls.
Democracy works best when everyone works together. Dakotans for Health’s willingness to collaborate with other initiative sponsors demonstrates their understanding that democracy goes beyond any single issue and requires cooperation to promote ballot measures and to fight the powerful elites who would take away our right to propose such measures.