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League of Women Voters of Sioux Falls

We work in South Dakota's most populous area.

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Legislative Coffees in Sioux Falls

The second Sioux Falls Legislative Coffee of 2016 is Saturday. League members will be providing moderators, timers, question sorters, and bill table assistance. All Coffees will be held at the Holiday Inn City Centre, from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, February 20th - Districts 13, 14 & 15 Saturday, February 27th - Districts 6, 9, 16 & 25 If you are not certain of your district, go to the Secretary of State's website: sdsos.gov Under "Elections and Voting", go to "Find My Polling Place". To prepare for participating in the event, go to the Legislative Research Council, http://legis.sd.gov/ and see the status of bills you are interested in, and find out what legislation the legislators from your district are working on. When you come to a Legislative Coffee, you will be given a pen and note cards on which you can write your bill question(s) for the panel of legislators. We will ask that your note card reference the bill number and its chamber of origin, but we will have people there to help you find it if you forget. Even if you don't have a question, come to hear your members of the Legislature address the concerns of others in your community.

January 23rd Money in Politics consensus meeting

You are invited to attend the LWV Sioux Falls Consensus Meeting on Money in Politics.

We will meet to develop consensus among our membership about the current LWV U.S.stand on money in politics. The public is welcome to participate, but you must be a member to vote.

The meeting will be held Saturday, Jan. 23rd from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Meeting Room A at the Main Library, 200 North Dakota Ave.

The LWV U.S. Money in Politics Committee is conducting an update of the League's position on campaign finance for the purpose of addressing the perceived lack of member understanding and agreement as to whether financing a political campaign is protected speech under the First Amendment. The campaign finance position will be updated through a study and consensus process to consider: (1) the rights of individuals and organizations, under the First Amendment, to express their political views through independent expenditures and the finance of election campaign activities; and (2) how those rights, if any, should be protected and reconciled with the interests set out in the current position.

Contact siouxfallslwv@gmail.com to get study materials and consensus questions. The public is welcome to participate, but you must be a member to submit a vote.

Please mark your calendars for the 23rd and join us for this important meeting. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

LWVSF in the News

Jill Callison of the Argus Leader gave a good interview regarding the work of the League at the Legislative Coffees. The people who work at the League voter education events, like the Legislative Coffees, are dedicated to encouraging active voter participation. As we say, "Democracy is not a spectator sport."

We are one of the sponsors of the Coffees. We provide the moderators, question sorters, and assistance with bill research during the Coffee.

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2015/02/13/league-women-voters-impacts-elections-good-way/23382701/

ABOUT LWVSF

The League of Women Voters of the United States is a nonpartisan political organization. In accord with the LWVUS, the League of Women Voters of Sioux Falls encourages the informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The purpose of the LWVSF is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government and to act on selected governmental issues.

The LWVSF may take action on local government measures and policies in the public interest in conformity with the policy of the LWV of the United States. The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose nay political party or candidate.

CONTACT US

Please contact us at any of the following:

Mail: PO Box 2732 Sioux Falls, SD 57101

Email: siouxfallslwv@yahoo.com

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