Dakotans for Health

The Minnehaha County Administration Building in Sioux Falls. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

New policy leads to settlement in ballot petitioner rights lawsuit

BY: - November 21, 2023

SIOUX FALLS — Minnehaha County commissioners signed off on a settlement agreement Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit accusing them of violating the First Amendment rights of people collecting signatures for ballot questions. Dakotans for Health sued the county this spring after the commission passed a policy on May 2 that restricted petitioning to a small […]

The Minnehaha County Courthouse in Sioux Falls, pictured on Nov. 1, 2022. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

Ballot question group sues Minnehaha County, alleges new policy undermines First Amendment

BY: - May 10, 2023

Dakotans for Health, a health care advocacy network and ballot question committee, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Minnehaha County officials over new restrictions on petition circulators.  The Minnehaha County Courthouse and Administration Building in Sioux Falls are popular locations for collecting signatures to place a measure on the ballot. County officials enacted new regulations on […]

Group resubmits proposed ballot measure to repeal grocery tax, clarifies wording

BY: - November 28, 2022

After weeks of controversy surrounding the wording of a proposed ballot measure to repeal the state sales tax on food, the organization leading the charge has resubmitted the proposal with clarifying language. Dakotans for Health, a grassroots policy change organization, submitted proposals in July for an initiated measure and a constitutional amendment that would prevent […]