Mitch Richter, a Republican former legislator from Sioux Falls, and Darrell Solberg, a Democratic former legislator also from Sioux Falls, are the co-chairmen for the group seeking signatures on the proposed amendment to the state constitution that its supporters say would fight corruption in South Dakota.
They need at least 27,741 valid signatures from registered South Dakota voters by Nov. 6, 2017, to qualify the proposed amendment for the 2018 general-election ballot.
According to Doug Kronaizl of Vermillion, spokesman for Represent South Dakota, Richter and Solberg will hold training sessions in seven cities throughout the state starting July 15.
“This is about returning power to the people,” Richter said in a prepared statement. “Creating an accountable government is not a left versus right issue.”
The six-page amendment can be read here.
The schedule of trainings calls for:
Three meetings on July 15 — Sioux Falls downtown library, 12:45 p.m. CT; Rapid City public library, 1 p.m. MT; and Madison, community center, 5 p.m. CT;
Three meetings on July 16 — Brookings public library, 1:30 p.m. CT; Spearfish public library, 1:30 p.m. MT; and Huron, Campus Center, 5:30 p.m. CT; and
One meeting July 17 — Vermillion public library, 5:30 p.m. CT.