We the People: Blog

The ACLU of South Dakota works in communities, legislatures, and courts to preserve the rights and liberties enshrined by state and federal constitutions. 

We the People is a blog series that features the stories of members, supporters, volunteers, and allies of the American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota. Together we are accomplishing critical work in our state to protect and advance civil liberties across the midwest and beyond. 

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We the People: Jett Jonelis

While Jett Jonelis is new to the ACLU and to South Dakota, they’re no stranger to making change. They're particularly passionate about criminal justice reform and helping people realize their potential as activists.

November 12, 2020

Be a Precinct Worker Like Bob

We spoke to folks in South Dakota who are passionate about being involved in local politics. Over the next few months, we’re highlighting their stories on our We the People blog series to show how everyone has the ability to change their community for the better.

September 16, 2020 Voting Rights LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit Rights

We the People: Jacquelinee A. Provencio

Jacquelinee A. Provencio (Jaci) joins us on our We the People blog fresh off volunteering with two phone banks in Sioux Falls. Read more to see why she encourages people to get involved and bring their family, too.

February 12, 2020

We the People: Alison Uecker

A dedicated nationwide ACLU volunteer living in Sioux Falls, Alison jumps on our We the People blog today to share about college in Nebraska, her passion for smart justice, and why she thinks more people should give their time to causes they care about.

February 12, 2020

We the People: Nancy Jorgensen

Mother, grandmother, wife, and lifelong South Dakotan. Nancy joins us on our We the People blog to share ways people can express their passion and get involved in their community today.

September 25, 2019