My name is Heather Smith and I'm the new Executive Director
for the ACLU of South Dakota. I was hired last year to direct the legal, legislative and advocacy programs for the ACLU in South Dakota and I'm thrilled to be leading the ACLU this year and beyond.
We're only one week into 2014 and we have already been extremely busy working on a range of issues including privacy rights, reproductive freedom, juvenile justice, voting rights, capital punishment and LGBT equality just to name a few.
In the coming weeks you can expect to see us at the legislature advocating for the protection of South Dakotans' rights and liberties afforded under the state and federal Constitutions.
We'll post regular updates about our work in the courts, community and legislature on our brand new web site. And since you're already here, please take a moment to check out the new information available including the online legal intake form, making it easier for us to help South Dakotans with legal questions, and our blog and news feeds so you can easily keep up to date on the latest ACLU happenings.
I look forward to keeping you informed and involved in our work. Have a happy and healthy New Year, South Dakota.
Sincerely, Heather Smith