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Legislative Coffees and Cracker Barrels are free to attend and great ways to connect with electeds.

This list is updated frequently, if you see we're missing some details please email southdakota@aclu.org promptly. Please be aware that the organizations hosting these legislative coffees and cracker barrels are not affiliated in any way with the ACLU.

Before attending any in-person legislative coffees or cracker barrels, we recommend taking all appropriate COVID related safety precautions.

Many of these public forums are live streamed by local media, or local chambers. Be sure to do your research to find out if your district provides this feature. 

Legislative Coffee - Mitchell area (District 20) 
Friday, Jan. 28 at 8 a.m. CT
Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce 

601 N. Main St., Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 
Want to submit questions ahead of time at the Mitchell area Legislative Coffee? There are no requriements to do so beforehand. Just show up and be prepared to share. 

Legislative Cracker Barrel - Rapid City area (District 30, 32, and 33)
Saturday, Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. MT
Western Dakota Tech 

800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, South Dakota 57703
Virtual option for participation. 

Legislative Coffee - Brandon area (District 10 and 25) 
Saturday, Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. CT
Tailgators Grill and Bar 

1013 N. Splitrock Blvd, Brandon, SD 57005
Want to submit questions ahead of time at the Brandon area Legislative Coffee? Submit your questions to admin@brandonvalleychamber.com at least 24 hours ahead of time. 

Legislative Cracker Barrel - Spearfish area
Saturday, Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. MT
Location to be determined

More details to come. 

Legislative Coffee - Brookings area (District 7)
Saturday, Jan. 29 at 9:30 a.m. CT
City/County Government Center, 3rd Floor Chambers

520 3rd St., Brookings, South Dakota 57006

Legislative Coffee - Pierre area (District 24)
Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. CT
Chamber of Commerce Community Room

800 W. Dakota Ave., Pierre, SD 57501
If you would like to submit your question to srankin@pierre.org ahead of time. They will make sure to get your query to the facilitators.

Legislative Cracker Barrel - Aberdeen area (Districts 1, 2, 3, and 23)
Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. CT
Kessler’s Champions Club in the Barnett Center on the campus of Northern State University

1200 S. Jay St., Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401
Listen live with the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce
Want to submit questions ahead of time at the Aberdeen area Legislative Cracker Barrel? There are no requriements to do so beforehand. Just show up and be prepared to share. Each topic area is limited to 12 minutes. 

Legislative Coffee - Sioux Falls area (Districts 6, 11, and 15) 
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. CT
Southeast Technical College

2320 N. Career Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57107

Legislative Coffee - Piedmont area 
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. CT
Held virtually 

More information to come.

Legislative Cracker Barrel - Sturgis area
Saturday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. MT
Meade County Erksine Building 

1300 Sherman St Sturgis, SD 57785

Legislative Cracker Barrel - Rapid City area (District 32, 34, and 35)
Saturday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. MT
Western Dakota Tech 

800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, South Dakota 57703
Virtual option for participation.

Legislative Coffee - Huron area
Saturday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. CT
Fine Arts Center on the Huron Community Campus 

939 Ohio Ave. SW, Huron, SD 57350

Legislative Coffee - Vermillion area
Saturday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. CT
Vermillion City Hall 

25 Center St., Vermillion, SD 57069

Legislative Coffee - Madison area
Saturday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. CT
Online, via the Greater Madison Area's Chamber of Commerce 

Live on Facebook 

Legislative Coffee - Brookings area (District 4 and 7)
Saturday, Feb. 12 at 9:30 a.m. CT
City/County Government Center, 3rd Floor Chambers

520 3rd St., Brookings, South Dakota 57006

Legislative Coffee - Sioux Falls area (Districts 9, 13, and 14)
Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. CT
Southeast Technical College

2320 N. Career Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57107

Legislative Cracker Barrel - Aberdeen area (Districts 1, 2, 3, and 23)
Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. CT
Kessler’s Champions Club in the Barnett Center on the campus of Northern State University

1200 S. Jay St., Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401
Listen live with the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce

Legislative Coffee - Yankton area
Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. CT
City Commission Room at the CMTEA Building  

1200 W. 21st St., Yankton, SD 57078.

Legislative Coffee - Pierre area (District 24)
Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. CT
Chamber of Commerce Community Room

800 W. Dakota Ave., Pierre, SD 57501
​​​​​​​If you would like to submit your question to srankin@pierre.org ahead of time. They will make sure to get your query to the facilitators.

Legislative Coffee - Highmore area
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. CT
Location TBD

More informaton to come 

Legislative Cracker Barrel - Deadwood area 
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. MT
Location, TBD

More information to come.

Legislative Coffee - Redfield area 
Monday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. CT
C&NW Historic Railroad Depot 

715 W 3rd St, Redfield, SD 57469

Legislative Coffee - Rapid City area (District 33, 34, and 35)
Saturday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. MT
Western Dakota Tech 

800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, South Dakota 57703
Virtual option for participation. 

Legislative Coffee - Huron area
Saturday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. CT
Fine Arts Center on the Huron Community Campus 

939 Ohio Ave. SW, Huron, SD 57350

Legislative Coffee - Vermillion area
Saturday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. CT
Vermillion City Hall 

25 Center St., Vermillion, SD 57069

Legislative Coffee - Brookings area (District 7)
Saturday, Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m. CT
City/County Government Center, 3rd Floor Chambers

520 3rd St., Brookings, South Dakota 57006

Legislative Cracker Barrel - Newell area
Saturday, Feb. 26 at 9:30 a.m. CT
Newell City Hall 

108 3rd St. Newell, SD 57760

Legislative Coffee - Sioux Falls area (Districts 10, 12, and 25)
Saturday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. CT
Southeast Technical College

2320 N. Career Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57107

Legislative Coffee - Bell Fourche area 
Saturday, Feb. 26 at 12 p.m. MT
Location, TBD

More information to come.

Legislative Coffee - Rapid City area (District 30, 32, 33, and 35)
Saturday, Mar. 5 at 9 a.m. MT
Western Dakota Tech 

800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, South Dakota 57703
Virtual option for participation. 

Legislative Cracker Barrel - Sturgis area
Saturday, Mar. 5 at 9 a.m. MT
Meade County Erksine Building 

1300 Sherman St Sturgis, SD 57785

Legislative Cracker Barrel - Aberdeen area (Districts 1, 2, 3, and 23)
Saturday, Mar. 5 at 10 a.m. CT
Kessler’s Champions Club in the Barnett Center on the campus of Northern State University

1200 S. Jay St., Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401
Listen live with the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce

Legislative Coffee - Yankton area
Saturday, Mar. 5 at 10 a.m. CT
City Commission Room at the CMTEA Building  

1200 W. 21st St., Yankton, SD 57078.

The organizations hosting these legislative coffees and cracker barrels are not affiliated in any way with the ACLU of South Dakota or the ACLU National Offices. Before attending any in-person legislative coffees or cracker barrels, we recommend taking all appropriate COVID related safety precautions.