Agriculture & Rural Life
To protect South Dakota’s vital agricultural industry, we must continue the tradition of small, family-owned farming and ranching operations, and we support innovative programs that enrich rural communities.
Economic Development and Tourism
To ensure South Dakota businesses can compete in a global economy, we must enact policies that invest in our children’s education, provide a healthy climate for entrepreneurship, leverage our abundant energy potential, and build our physical and technological infrastructure.
To ensure South Dakota’s future is bright, we must invest in education. Our children are our greatest asset, and we support crafting and fully-funding policies that allow people of all ages and abilities to reach their full potential.
To affirm every South Dakotan’s right to affordable health care, we diligently support efforts to contain costs, improve both rural and urban access, and provide unparalleled medical care regardless of condition, pre-existing or otherwise.
To provide every person an opportunity to show their character regardless of race, ethnicity, native language, socioeconomic status, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, South Dakota’s global community requires fair, impartial, and dignified policies. Such policies must reconcile our diversity with our shared commitment to self-determination, justice, and a decent quality of life for all.
Labor & Employment
To ensure South Dakota maintains an effective workforce, we believe workers’ rights must be protected, including the right to a safe work environment, workers’ compensation, and the ability of workers in the public and private sector to offer their voice without fear of intimidation or retribution. We also believe that affordable health insurance options must exist for both employers and employees.
Natural Resources & Environment
To enhance our quality of life while strengthening South Dakota’s vital industries, including hunting and tourism, natural resources must be managed and protected in a way that recognizes the importance of long-term sustainability.
To serve South Dakota’s aging population, we must develop a flexible, economical continuum of services for productive living and lifelong learning; increase access to more affordable prescription drugs;, protect seniors from fraud and abuse; and ensure adequate resources for seniors with disabilities
State & Local Government
To build a better South Dakota, state and local governments must become lean, smart, and responsive. As Democrats, we are energized, organized, and committed to making South Dakota work for all of South Dakota
Tribal & Native American
To do right by all South Dakotans, we are committed to Indian Country. As Democrats, we are working with Native Americans because this state and country can do better.
To recognize the contribution Veterans have made to South Dakota, we must serve them with the same dignity, honor, and respect with which they serve us.