I meet so many people who tell me:
"Oh, I don't pay too much attention to politics."
And I get it. We are all just trying to pay bills, raise capable kids, and have a little bit of fun now and then. But when I talk to these same people about their lives, it's clear they have concerns:
"I'm worried about homelessness."
"Teachers are leaving my kids' school in droves."
"It's just too expensive to live here anymore."
"My neighborhood doesn't feel safe."
"My kid needs help and I can't get it for him in Rapid City."
Nobody has a magic wand to address all of these issues. But our state leadership can, and should, be laser-focused on them.
And, guess what? If enough of us get out and vote on November 8th (or early starting September 23rd), our state government could get right to work in January addressing what matters to you.
But, if you've read this far, you probably already know all this. So, can you help me out? I'm hosting a couple of picnics this week and would be grateful if you could help spread the word:
So many South Dakotans will benefit from having a more functional, collaborative state legislature. Please help me reach them by sharing these invites!
I can't wait to see you and your friends and neighbors this Friday (at Robbinsdale Park) or next Monday (at College Park). Thank you so much for being part of this movement!