Issues We Care About

Look here for contact links and local and Washington numbers for Sen. Johnson, Sen. Thune, Rep. Noem, Gov. Daugaard, state and local elected officials.

Responsible Environmental Stewardship

Links on Water Issues

" We need water security a great deal more than we need to export a highly problematic energy source out of country to help line speculators pockets." SDPJ member John Wrede

For our health, land and our state's core industries of Agriculture and Tourism, stop Keystone XL! Read the original Cong. Research Keystone XL Pipeline report here. Contact our congressional delegation. Some members of Congress are pushing the Administration for new approval after Pres. Write the President at The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500.

  • Links on BHills mining permits including PowerTech, Gold at Keystone

•Local Social Action

Promote the Black Hills 211HelpLine

Invest in kids - - Learn more!   Rapid City Starting Strong Initiative.
Let's work together for this scholarship program so that every child from a low-income family has a chance for pre-school.

Supporting "Solutions" and Project Respect to mentor Native American children and encourage education, employability and personal goals. 

•Fostering a Local Progressive Climate

Download and share the 2011 edition of Recycling in Rapid City: How, What & Where, an SDDIA-RC publication.

In cooperation with Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at the Rapid City Landfill and Solid Waste Operations Superintendent Karl Mersbach and his staff,  Democracy in Action has produced three editions. Watch for it online at RCMRF website.

Read DIA's letter to Mayor Kooiker listing some issues on which we hope to partner with his administration.

Access to affordable health care

  The Health Care Law & You

The Affordable Care Act puts in place strong consumer protections, provides new coverage options and gives you the tools you need to make informed choices about your health. Learn about how the law affects you.

Helping to Elect Progressive Candidates

We interview and sometimes endorse candidates, sponsor forums and encourage members to become active in campaigns. Contact facilitators: Karen Pettigrew     Susan Hixson if you are interested in being a part of the Politics Committee for the state and local elections.