On April 5th, Erik Muckey was elected Chair of the Minnehaha County Democratic Party. Originally from Corsica, SD, Erik has been a resident of the Sioux Falls area for more than five years. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a BBA in Economics. Erik also has a Master of Business Administration…Read more Please welcome MCDP Committee Chair Erik Muckey
Local elections—Why bother!
Well, simply put, because they’re important. Maybe more important than the highly partisan, hourly media-covered, national elections of recent years. In 2020’s presidential election, 67% of registered voters cast ballots, yet on average among our 350 largest cities, less than 15% of eligible voters cast a ballot at the municipal level. Appalling! For entertainment value,…Read more Local elections—Why bother!
Democratic Leadership Column – Week 2
PIERRE, SD (January 21, 2021) – Greetings from Pierre, it is week two of the legislative session and we have started to get into the swing of things with committees starting to meet and bills moving though. We have had multiple members of the legislature out due to Covid but we continue to do the…Read more Democratic Leadership Column – Week 2
Democratic Leaders Column – Week 1
PIERRE, SD (January 14, 2021) – We are here in Pierre as we finish up our first week of the legislative session where Democrats are looking forward to working together to get things done for the people of South Dakota. COVID is unfortunately still a concern. We are working to ensure a safe environment for…Read more Democratic Leaders Column – Week 1
As go the unions, so goes South Dakota’s middle class
Trump’s attacks on organized labor are making stagnant wages and income inequality worse "We sense in the current administration an overall attack on collective bargaining rights for employees. It has been gaining strength and gaining force." Mark Young, Executive Vice PresidentAFGE National VA Council, Local 1509 Make America Great Again. The red-hatted rallying cry of…Read more As go the unions, so goes South Dakota’s middle class