2024 Legislative Report Card

When it comes to protecting and enhancing our civil rights and civil liberties this year, it’s clear that our state lawmakers overwhelmingly failed.

How did the legislature do in 2024?

Most employees have a yearly review. Our students get graded at the end of each semester. It’s only fair that our elected leaders are graded, too.

Every year, hundreds and hundreds of bills are proposed during the South Dakota legislative session. The ACLU of South Dakota works hard to keep you informed on key issues and we constantly seek ways to hold politicians accountable for supporting public policy that creates a more just and equitable state for everyone.

But when it comes to protecting and enhancing your civil liberties, how did our elected leaders do in Pierre this year?

The civil liberties report card, linked on this page, is a pass/fail assessment of the work our legislators did in 2024. We urge you to use this report card to give your legislators feedback on the 2024 session and to encourage them to stand up for civil liberties. Together, we can ensure our lawmakers protect our freedoms and make South Dakota a more equitable place for everyone.