Establishing relationships with your elected officials is a vital part of creating long lasting change.
In order to do so, it’s important to do some initial research. The South Dakota legislature’s website is one resource for contacting statewide elected officials. It’s where you go to:
- Find your legislators
- Find contact information for state representatives and senators
- Find out which bills have been introduced and where they are in the process
- Find out which legislators sit on which committees
- Listen to committee hearings, testimony, and floor sessions either live or, in most case, recorded.
Additional sources of information:
- Find live and recorded audio of committee and floor hearings on SDBP’s Statehouse website and YouTube channel
- Follow #SDLeg on Twitter for breaking news and coverage
- Follow your lawmakers on Twitter
- Sign up to receive ACLU of South Dakota's e-mails for breaking news and legislative action alerts.
Another great way to research your elected officals is by attending a local townhalls or debates where they will be. These events offer a chance to meet elected officials and find out their position on topics that are important to you. Follow our Facebook page for events and upcoming actions.