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PFLAG presents at Jan. 8th League networking meeting

The civil rights of gay people have been forced into the forefront of both the state and national government with the current issue of same-sex marriages. Last year the state of South Dakota voted and rejected SB 128 which would have made it legal for business to refuse service to people on the basis of sexual orientation.

Terri Carlson, Regional Director of Northern Plains PFLAG, (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), will address Sioux Falls League of Women Voters concerning the impact of the rejected SB 128, and what her organization anticipates will happen in the 2015 South Dakota Legislative Session.

We will meet on Jan. 8th from 11:30 to 1:00 pm at Bracco, 5001 SouthWesterns Ave. Sioux Falls. Lunch can be ordered from the menu and the public is welcome to attend.

The annual Legislative Coffees are an opportunity for Sioux Falls voters to ask questions of, and hear responses from, their legislators. The format of timed, legislator-directed responses and questions from the audience members creates a non-partisan approach to this interactive expression of the democratic process.

This year, the Coffees will take place over two Saturdays, each in two segments.The districts which will be represented will be announced as soon as that information is available. Both Saturday events will be at the Downtown Hilton Garden Inn. Email with questions.

1. Saturday, February 7, 2015 + 9:00-12:00 Segment 1 from 9:00-10:15 Segment 2 from 10:30-11:45

This Saturday follows the day that all bills must be introduced and when committee work is at a high pitch.

2. Saturday, February 21, 2015 + 9:00-12:00 Segment 1 from 9:00-10:15 Segment 2 from 10:30-11:45

This Saturday precedes "Crossover Day" when all bills need to be out of their house of origin so floor action is at a high pitch.

Mayor Huether spoke at the Dec. 11 program

Mayor Mike Huether with LWV Sioux Falls program chair, Judy Hall.

Discussion topics included infrastructure upgrades, mental health and homelessness, the railroad relocation project, and bringing higher paying jobs to Sioux Falls.

LWVSF in the News

League of Women Voters Sioux Falls received some good photo coverage during the Legislative Coffee. This story didn't cover some of the more important topics of the morning, but at least it showed how League is an active participant in voter education. We are one of the sponsors of the Coffees. We provide the moderators, question sorters, and assistance with bill research during the Coffee.


Democracy is not a spectator sport! Help us to reach and register new voters and provide trusted information about issues to all voters! Membership dues of the League of Women Voters Sioux Falls are:

$55 individual membership $85 household membership

We are not able to process credit cards at this point. Please send your check to LWVSF, PO Box 2732 Sioux Falls, SD 57101.

Please include your email address and phone number, along with your name and address, so we can keep you up-to-date via our email communication about upcoming programs.


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.


Please contact us at any of the following:

Mail: PO Box 2732 Sioux Falls, SD 57101


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Phone 605-330-7883