Join the ACLU's Youth Legislative Advisory Committee

Let’s change South Dakota politics for the better!

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Want to gain a better understanding of South Dakota politics and how you can impact the process?

Join the ACLU’s Youth Legislative Advisory Committee, led by our advocacy manager Samantha Chapman, and let’s change South Dakota politics for the better! 


About the Youth Legislative Advisory Committee

It's open to South Dakotans 26 and under

Being a part of this advisory committee is a great way kick off your legislative advocacy and gain experience for future activism.

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The ACLU of South Dakota’s Youth Legislative Advisory Committee meets virtually every week to discuss proposed legislation, local politics, and how specific current issues affect our lives and our communities. 

The meetings last about an hour, during which we’ll share news about proposed bills, policy analysis, and ACLU messaging guidance. You’ll then have the opportunity to provide feedback, discuss legislative strategy and committee testimony and what steps we can take together next.

For youth who are 26 years old and younger and interested in learning more about how the legislature makes laws and how the ACLU works within that system to influence the outcome, participating on the advisory committee is a great start and a great way to gain experience for future opportunities.

Get involved! Fill out our form today or email with any questions. Please share this page with anyone you think would be interested.