Advocacy

Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
Legislation
State laws that took effect July 1 will help South Dakota residents age 50-plus by providing tax refunds, offering more protections against fraud and telemarketers, and expanding health care access.
Tax
Eligible seniors and disabled individuals are encourages to apply for an annual refund of their sales or property tax before July 1, 2020.
vote
How to protect your health and your vote in South Dakota this June amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Today, AARP SD met virtually with federal lawmakers to urge more help for older Americans and their families who face growing health and e economic challenges due tot he coronavirus crisis.
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The month of March is upon us which means we are nearing the end of South Dakota's 2020 legislative session!
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There are just two weeks left in the 2020 South Dakota legislative session but our work is not done! Just yesterday, we hosted a live telephone town hall with South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem to discuss expanding high-speed internet access in South Dakota. To learn more about this issue and listen to a recording of the call, click here.
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Following the celebration of President’s Day, the action in the legislature will be fast and furious for the next few weeks!
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With Week 5 in the books, we have reached the half way point of the 2020 South Dakota legislative session.
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As we enter February, the pace in Pierre is picking up! The deadline for introducing bills was Thursday and when all is said and done, the legislature will consider over 400 bills, resolutions and commemorations this year.
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This was a busy week for AARP South Dakota. On Tuesday, we held our annual Lobby Day and brought nearly 100 advocates to Pierre to support AARP South Dakota legislative priorities. Our Sioux Falls advocates had a briefing from Sioux Falls area legislators in the Visitor’s Center, while our Northeast and West River advocates hosted lunch in the Capitol Rotunda. Overall, we connected with over 70 legislators and took a group picture with Governor Noem, Lt. Governor Rhoden and Attorney General Ravnsborg. Thanks to everyone that came to Pierre and helped make our Lobby Day a success!
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