Legislative Cracker Barrels 2017

Comprehensive List of Cracker Barrels

These meetings are a chance to directly interact with your State legislators.

Where available, the city names below link to current information.

Aberdeen

Saturdays, 10am- 12 noon Centennial Rooms of Northern State University

  • February 4th
  • February 11th
  • February 25th
  • March 4th

Belle Fourche

Saturdays, 1-3 pm, location to be determined

  • January 21st
  • February 4th

Brookings

 

Saturdays, 9 am, City-County Government Bldg.

  • Saturday, January 28
  • Saturday, February 11
  • Saturday, February 25

Mitchell

Fridays at noon, Mitchell City Council Chambers, 612 N. Main St

Friday, January 27th

Friday, February 17th

Piedmont (Foothills)

Saturday, 2-4pm, Piedmont Valley American Legion

February 11th

Pierre

Saturday, 9-10:30 am, Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Community Room

January 21st

Rapid City

Saturdays, 9-11am, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

January 21st

February 4th

February 25th

March 4th

Redfield

Monday (Presidents Day) at 2pm, Historical CNW Train Depot

February 20th

Sioux Falls

Legislative Coffees

Saturdays at 10am, Ramada Hotel & Suites, 1301 W Russell St

February 4th

February 11th

February 25th

Vermillion

Saturday, 9-11am, Vermillion City Hall

January 28th

Yankton

Saturdays, 10-11am, Avera Sacred Heart Pavilion

January 21st

February 4th

February 25th

South Dakota Laws Earn Low Equality Scores

This week the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality Federation released the 2016 State Equality Index which evaluates states based upon their laws affecting LGBTQ equality.

It was not any surprise that South Dakota fell into the lowest category.    From the report summary:

“[South Dakota along with 28 other states] have many laws that undermine LGBTQ equality, from those that criminalize HIV and sodomy, to measures allowing religious-based discrimination against LGBTQ people.  None have non-discrimination laws that explicitly include sexual orientation or gender identity protections; few have hate crime laws with those populations.  LGBTQ advocates largely work to defeat bad bills…”  (The full report is available here and more analysis from a South Dakota perspective is available from the Dakota Free Press blog.

Again Equality South Dakota will be working to defeat anti-LGBTQ legislation that will be introduced in the 2017 Legislative Session.

PLEASE HELP US IN OUR EFFORT BY DONATING TO OUR LOBBYING FUND!

http://eqsd.org/donate/