Election Day, November 8, is fast approaching. We wanted to remind you that Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) has taken a stance on four of the ten ballot issues which appear on the November 8 ballot.
We support a NO vote on the following:
Constitutional Amendment T – Legislative redistricting. T takes the power of creating legislative districts away from the 105 elected bipartisan members of the Legislature and gives it to a new nine-member unelected and appointed board.
Constitutional Amendment V – Non-partisan elections. Under this measure, party affiliation of candidates will not be identified on the primary and general election ballots. CWALA believes voters, who are aware of each party’s principles and policies, have a right to know to which party each candidate adheres.
Initiated Measure 22 – Campaign finance laws. According to the Defeat 22 website, IM22 will allow big-spending politicians to take millions of our taxpayer dollars and send it to political campaigns.
Initiated Measure 23 – Right to work. IM23 would force employees to pay fees to labor unions against their will, and ambiguous language in the measure causes uncertainty about its impact on our state “right to work” law.
For further study, go to the South Dakota Secretary of State website for the 2016 Ballot Question Pamphlet.
More educational documents are available:
- A printable 2016 Values Voter Presidential Voter Guide.
- A printable one-page summary of party platform comparisons regarding Sanctity of Life, Gender Matters, National Sovereignty, Support for Israel, Role of the Military, Education, and Freedom of Religion.
- An expanded version of Party Platform Comparisons. (print on 8 1/2″ X 14″ legal size paper, double sided, and fold.)
Check our Fall Newsletter for the stances of the two Presidential candidates on the Sanctity of Life, Planned Parenthood, and the Supreme Court Justices.
I don’t need to remind you how imperative it is that we pray about this election. Not only will this election affect the next four years, but with the inevitable appointment of several Supreme Court Justices, this election will shape our nation and our liberties for many decades to come. Join CWA’s 30 Days of Prayer Challenge by clicking this link.
Please join our efforts to make sure that South Dakotans get-out-the-vote!
Thanks in advance for your prayer and action!
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend out sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” —Ronald Reagan.