DRA Statement on Passage of Anti-Protest Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2019 Contact: John Harter, DRA Board Chair, johnharter11@yahoo.com, (605) 840-9478 Rebecca Terk, DRA Organizer & Lobbyist, rebeccat@dakotarural.org, (605) 697-5204 x260 Frank James, DRA Director, fejames@dakotarural.org, (605) 697-5204 x240 Anti-Free Speech Bills a Rush Job for … Continued

Floor Debate on Permitting Shows Power of Public Input

Today’s Senate Floor discussion on Senate Bill 15–and the maneuvers leading up to that vote–are a prime example of how lawmakers, industry, and state agencies block citizens from engaging in the process, yet claim citizens are “ignorant” when they voice … Continued

Join us for the 2018 DRA Annual Meeting!

When November 16th – 10:30 am – 9:30 pm November 17th – 9:00 am -3:00 pm Location Pat Duffy Center 19 East Main, Ft. Pierre, SD 57532 Keynote Speaker This year’s keynote speaker is DRA member and lawyer Bruce Ellison. He … Continued

SD Local Foods Conference Registration Now Open

The 2018 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is scheduled for Nov. 2-3 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD. In addition, Thursday, Nov. 1 offers several in-depth pre-conference sessions and tours. Registration opens Sept. 1, 2018. This conference provides … Continued

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ACTION ALERT: Call for Initiative Bill VETO Today!

Two Bad Initiative Bills–One Call–Contact the Governor for a Veto   In the waning days of the session, legislators passed two onerous bills undermining the initiative process. Call Governor Daugaard’s office at (605) 773-3212 or email at the following link: … Continued

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ACTION ALERT: Final Days–Initiative Bills Still In Play

Initiative & Referendum Bills Still In Play–Call or Write Senators Today This is the final week of the legislative session, and several Initiative & Referendum Bills are still in play. Of greatest concern are House Bills 1177 and 1196–both of … Continued