Under current law, South Dakota is the only state in America where lobbyists can give secret, unlimited gifts to politicians.(source)
» IM-22 stops secret, unlimited gifts from lobbyists to politicians.
» IM-22 requires more transparency, so we know who’s buying influence in South Dakota.
» IM-22 toughens ethics law enforcement to investigate lobbyists and politicians for breaking the rules.
IM-22 STOPS SECRET POLITICAL MONEY
Voters have a right to know
Big, secret campaign spending stops us from holding politicians accountable. IM-22 dramatically improves transparency and accountability rules for lobbyists and big money interests. We have a right to know who's pouring money into South Dakota politics and elections.
IM-22 RESTORES POLITICAL POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Break lobbyist's grip on power
With politicians only listening to the big money interests that fund their campaigns, it's no wonder that corruption currently costs every South Dakotan about $1,300 a year(source). IM-22 breaks lobbyist's grip on political power by allowing small donations from South Dakotans to make a difference, so regular people can run for public office and win.
Conservatives & Progressives, United
Initiated Measure 22, the South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act, was put on the ballot by signatures from more than 20,000 South Dakotans, including South Dakotans for Integrity, a group of conservatives, progressives, small business owners, veterans, retirees, and everyday South Dakotans who believe freedom and self-governance are the foundations of our democracy.
Our co-chairs are former State Senator Don Frankenfeld (R-Rapid City) and former State Representative Darrell Solberg (D-Sioux Falls).
Don Frankenfeld, Republican
A former SD Senator, Don owns a small business in Rapid City and is often called on to offer an expert look at the South Dakota economy. He is married and has one daughter.
Darrell Solberg, Democrat
A former SD State Representative, Darrell has been in farming and a small business owner for over 35 years. He has been active in devoting time and money to community, church, service, and youth organizations. He is married and has two adult children.
Read the act here. Have questions about the South Dakota Anti-Corruption Act?
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