Hey, Sioux Falls Democrats… and women… and Libertarians… and everyone else who loves women and liberty—what are you doing Sunday afternoon?
You’re going to the “Freedom to Choose” Rally for Reproductive Rights, that’s what.
The FB page for this events lists the following Democratic candidates who plan to participate:
- Rep. Jamie Smith, candidate for Governor
- Rep. Linda Duba, candidate for District 15 House
- Rep. Jennifer Keintz, candidate for Lt. Gov.
- Brian Bengs, candidate for U.S. Senate
- Kristin Hayward, candidate for District 12 House
Now some of you may say, Yeah, but I don’t want to go to a political rally—I’m fighting for women, not Democrats. But stow any feigned nonpartisanship for quieter times: the Alito Court and other Republicans have turned this profoundly personal issue into a political issue. Democrats (and Libertarian candidates for U.S. House Collin Duprel and for governor Tracey Quint!) are pretty much the only politicians who will fight to protect women and women’s rights and who will be honest with you about their position on abortion. If you don’t get political, you won’t get basic women’s equality back in South Dakota.
The Freedom to Choose rally starts downtown at 2 p.m. Sunday; organizers are still nailing down the exact location.