The 2023 Legislative Session is right around the corner and with a slate of new and returning lawmakers, it's important to remain connected.   

On Jan. 10, 2023, the legislative candidates South Dakotans chose to represent them become lawmakers.  

view the full legislative calendar here 

Over 41 days, the 105 members of South Dakota's state legislature meet to propose, debate, modify, and reject hundreds of bills. It’s important to remain in contact with these lawmakers to share communal concerns and demand accountability.  

Between now and the start of session, you might be asking yourself, “what can I do?”

Listed below are tried-and-true ideas to get your legislative advocacy journey going, but keep in mind your version of civic engagement may look different. (And that is totally OK!) Everyone has a part to play in our collective liberation. Regardless of how you show up, your effort has a huge impact.

Here are some tips to get you started

Research your lawmaker  

Connect with your lawmakers 

Support local advocacy efforts  

Looking for more? Learn about the legislative process and how you can get involved by downloading a copy of our legislative infographic.