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Vote the Opposite of the Chamber on Amendments

It usually a good idea to VOTE the exact opposite of the Chamber;

Join the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce in voting:

NO on Amendment W
YES on Amendment Z
YES on Measure 25

No Thanks. VOTE YES on W and No on everything else. These laws are about protecting individual citizens NOT big business.

I think Amendment W will pass

Like IM 22 that was a similar measure, I think W will only pass by a small margin. But what I have found interesting is the opposition to W. While I would expect a simple campaign of just ‘Vote NO on W’, I have found the opposition to be quite ironic. Some of the opposition include;

SD Chamber of Commerce

Retailers Association

SD League of (Anti-Citizens) Cities

Several SD State Legislators on both sides of the aisle.

Should it surprise ANY of us that the biggest lobbyists in the State and Legislators are against this? Their opposition only enforces the reason why WE need this. Citizens need independent protections from legislative corruption. Nothing like that exists.

Are there some issues with ‘W’? Sure, but tweaks can be made along the way. I’m not one who thinks we need to throw the baby out with the bathwater. I think we need to go whole hog on this and pass it and deal with those tweaks later.

It is way overdue, we NEED anti-corruption rules in place in Pierre. This should have been done 50 years ago.

Here are the ‘House of Lords’ members that killed IM22 – Vote them out on NOV 6!

And remember, VOTE YES ON ‘W’

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Amendment W gets some help from Lawrence