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Democrats Announce YELL! Program Award Winners →

 

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Democrats Announce YELL! Program Award Winners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Democratic Party announced today the award winners from its 2017 Young Elected Legislative Leaders (YELL!) Program, held April 7-8 in Pierre. The award winners, along with their hometowns and schools are as follows:

Best Committee Member, Committee A: Hunter Dunteman, Harrisburg, Harrisburg High School

Best Committee Member, Committee B: James McDermott, Rapid City, Stevens High School

Best Committee Member, Committee C: Grace Bucklin, Sioux Falls, Roosevelt High School

Best Committee Member, Committee D: Avery Scott, Sioux Falls, Lincoln High School

Best Advocate: Michael Linngren – Watertown, Watertown High School

Best Speaker: Michael Linngren – Watertown, Watertown High School

Legislators’ Pick: Hunter Dunteman – Harrisburg, Harrisburg High School

The YELL! Program is an annual event sponsored by the South Dakota Democratic Party, bringing young Democratic leaders from across South Dakota together for a mock legislative session with Democratic legislators, State Party staff, and other political insiders at the State Capitol in Pierre. A picture of the Award winners is below.

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 Award winners from (Left to Right): Hunter Dunteman (Harrisburg High School), Avery Scott (Lincoln High School), James McDermott (Stevens High School), Grace Bucklin (Roosevelt High School), Michael Linngren (Watertown High School)
Yell award winners

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Intern with the SDDP this Summer!

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The SDDP is now hiring a Paid Intern for Summer 2017. Flexible hours; Part time or Full time option; Position open until filled. Apply today by sending a cover letter and resume to Benjamin@sddp.org.

The South Dakota Democratic Party provides substantive internships for driven, self-motivated high school and college students seeking hands-on experience in a fast paced political setting.

Interns work with top staff at the Democratic Party to develop and carry out the strategies that help South Dakota Democrats win.

All internships will be based at our Sioux Falls headquarters, and interns must be able to provide their own transportation. For more information, please send an e-mail to benjamin@sddp.org or call 605.271.5405.

To apply for consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter via e-mail to benjamin@sddp.org or via mail at:

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PO Box 1485
Sioux Falls, SD 57101

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Rounds Fails to Draw a Crowd in Murdo →

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Rounds Fails to Draw a Crowd in Murdo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Democratic Party released the following statement responding to the weak turnout at the “Coffee and Conversation with Mike” held by Senator Mike Rounds in Murdo Monday morning:

“From the picture of the event posted on Mike Rounds’s Facebook page, it looks like only about six people turned out to the event. A sitting Republican U.S. Senator drawing such a low number in John Thune’s hometown does not reflect very well on Sen. Rounds. Reflecting even worse on Sen. Rounds, though, is that by holding an event at a time when most working people and students could not attend, and giving hardly any notice of the event, he almost seemed to be discouraging turnout. Sen. Rounds might be hoping for low turnout at his public events so he is not held accountable for his support of the extreme and out-of-touch agenda of Washington Republicans. However, Sen. Rounds has a responsibility to the voters of South Dakota to meet with them and answer their questions – at times and places that encourage turnout, not discourage it.”

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Still No Town Halls Scheduled for Delegation During Two-Week Recess →

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Still No Town Halls Scheduled for Noem, Rounds, and Thune During Two-Week Recess

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Democratic Party released the following statement responding to Senators Rounds and Thune and Representative Noem having no town halls scheduled, despite Congress beginning a nearly 2-week recess tomorrow:

“Kristi Noem, Mike Rounds, and John Thune have a responsibility as our members of Congress to meet with the voters of South Dakota and answer their questions about their views and votes on important issues before them in Washington. Given their support of the unreasonable and out-of-touch agenda of Republicans in Congress, including taking healthcare away from 25,000 South Dakotans and changing a 200-year-old rule to ram a Supreme Court nominee through the Senate, it is true they might face some tough questions from attendees. But if they cannot handle tough questions about their records in the House and Senate from the people of South Dakota, they have no business representing our state in Washington.”

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Rounds and Thune Change 200-Year-Old Rule to Ram Court Nominee Through Senate →

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Rounds and Thune Change 200-Year-Old Rule to Ram Court Nominee Through Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Democratic Party released the following statement responding to Senators Mike Rounds and John Thune voting to change a 200-year-old Senate rule to ram Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court through the United States Senate:

“There is a reason this move is called the ‘nuclear option’ – it is a drastic, unprecedented step. This is just one more example of Mike Rounds, John Thune, and the rest of the extreme and out-of-touch Republican establishment in Washington making up their own rules when the old ones get in their way. If a nominee for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the nation cannot secure the votes of 60 senators, the nominee should be changed, not the rules. By their votes today to invoke the ‘nuclear option,’ Senators Rounds and Thune have shown they care more about the big-money corporate interests behind this nomination than the democratic institutions and procedures which have guided our country for over 200 years.”

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