FHA Action Endorses Dusty Johnson

South Dakota Family Heritage Alliance Action Endorses Dusty Johnson for U.S House of Representatives

Having served the people of South Dakota in in high visibility roles in government, we have come to know Dusty Johnson as an energetic defender of Faith, Family and Freedom issues. His faith has been a critically important part of who he is and his Christian beliefs have been obvious in his roles as citizen, leader, husband and father.

Dusty believes that traditional families are the bedrock of successful civilizations and that strong families lead to strong children and strong communities. The ever-growing federal government has too often sought to take the place of families and those efforts have further weakened families and our society.

His belief is that religious freedom is a core American value and that government shouldn’t be compelling bakeries or photographers or others to act in ways that violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.

As a strong defender of life from conception to natural death, he has earned the endorsement of South Dakota Right to Life. We will need his skills, expertise and strong work ethic in the coming battles in the pro-family pro-life arena.

FHA Action believes that Dusty Johnson deserves our support to represent all South Dakotans as our sole member in the United States House of Representatives.

Family Heritage Alliance Action endorses Dusty Johnson For U.S. House of Representatives.

FRC Action PAC Endorses Kristi Noem

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. As you head to the polls, we want to make sure you are aware of these pro-family candidates that Family Research Council Action PAC is supporting in your area.

This is a critical hour for our country, and each of our representatives are given a platform to make a difference. In the last two years alone, we’ve seen our elected leaders vote on important issues like the sanctity of human life, protecting religious liberty, our ability to live out our deeply-held religious beliefs, the confirmation of judges, and much more. We need leaders who will work to preserve faith, family, and freedom — not undermine them.

The following candidate has received a 100% “True Blue” score from FRC Action on her Congressional votes and is counting on your support:

Kristi Noem – Governor*
We have evaluated her positions and her record and believe she will be a strong leader for faith, family, and freedom. We encourage you to support her when you go to the ballot box.

There is much at stake in this year’s election, and Values Voters have an opportunity to make a difference by supporting candidates who will stand for truth. For Voter Guides, polling information, party platform comparisons, and more, visit www.frcaction.org/vote. Together, we can work to create a culture in which all human life is valued, families flourish, and religious liberty thrives.

For the sake of America, may we all commit to pray, vote, and stand!

Standing (Eph. 6:13),

Tony Perkins
President

P.S. Please share this email with others in your area and take a moment now to text a quick reminder to 5 friends with this simple message: “Vote Tuesday, November 6!”

*Received 100% “True Blue” score as a member of the U.S. House. Candidate is now running for Governor.

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In Response to the Rapid City Journal’s Endorsement of W

Amendment W would add 3,329 words to the state Constitution, and would essentially create a fourth branch of government that operates outside the normal checks and balances system of the other branches. The new article would also be superior to all other aspects of our state Constitution. The amendment says “In any case of a conflict between any provision of this Article and any other provision contained in this Constitution, the provisions of this Article shall control.”

The editorial by the Journal ignored several aspects of Amendment W that are quite troubling, and gave no mention to the increased ethics safeguards that the Legislature put in place after the repeal of IM-22. Those safeguards included a 4-member State Government Accountability Board, limits on lobbyist gifts, whistleblower protections, doubling the waiting period before officials may become lobbyists, and stopping campaign spending for personal use.

Amendment W creates a State Government Accountability Board that will have rule-making authority. The ability for a board or commission to “promulgate rules” is common in South Dakota, but always under the supervision of a higher State entity who answers to the voters. Neither the voters of South Dakota, nor the three branches of State Government, will have adequate ability to correct this board. Although the amendment mentions judicial-review, that ability is questionable as the amendment states that the board will operate “…notwithstanding any other provisions of the Constitution…” The board members are appointed, which means the voters have no power to remove them. There are also legitimate concerns as to the level of transparency that will be required of the board its self, which means the citizens may not have the power to monitor them.

The forced constitutional expenditure of $389,000 every year, increasing with inflation, is unheard of and irresponsible. The current ethics board costs less than one-tenth that amount. Additionally, allocating such a large expenditure to the board may act as an incentive to interpret clerical mistakes as corruption to justify its existence. If that seems farfetched, simply look at the claims made in regard to Larry Rhoden’s missing of a filing deadline.

This experiment inflicted on South Dakota by an organization from Massachusetts and several Hollywood elites might be interesting, but it is objectionable. If passed, it would take another statewide vote to fix it, which means South Dakotans would be forced to live with its problems for at least two years. The Rapid City Journal claims W adds needed transparency, but ironically, W needs added transparency.

She Speaks Our Language

We have an opportunity here in South Dakota. An opportunity to do something that I believe will have a lasting impact. This November we have the chance to place a person in the Governor’s office that is truly committed to Faith, Family & Freedom. Electing Kristi Noem as Governor along with electing solid Representatives and Senators this November will put South Dakota in a position to make substantial progress.

Kristi has a track record that is worth studying. Throughout her years in public service she has been a champion on issues such as the sanctity of life, human trafficking and many others. This drive is shown by things like her score of 100% with National Right to Life. Her drive and passion is not something she “drummed up” in light of a Governor’s race, but rather has been a constant attribute of hers. In 2017, GovTrack ranked her the 15th Top Leader in the US House, and noted her voting record as 99%. (She only missed 7 of 710 votes). She also is not afraid to work across the aisle, which is attested by the fact that 9 of her 22 bills and resolutions in 2017 were co-sponsored by Democrats and Republicans.

In 2014 Family Heritage Alliance awarded her with the William Wilberforce Elected Leadership Award, and many who were at that Stand Banquet still remember her remarks: She explained her original desire to go to DC and make progress. To shake things up, and get things done. She explained to the audience that evening how frustrating the process in DC can be, and how she quickly found herself struggling to find a purpose and reason to keep fighting. Then one day she was working during hours when most of the offices are empty, and the cleaning staff began working their way through the offices. When a lady came to Kristi’s office to begin cleaning, she invited her inside and sat down with a cup of coffee to talk. After their conversation, the lady told her that in all her years cleaning for members of Congress, this was the first time anyone invited her into their office for a conversation. That evening at the banquet, Congresswoman Noem explained that she could easily see the impact she had just had on this lady’s life, and she began to see a greater purpose to her time in Washington. She told the crowd that yes, she is in DC to change policy and law, but there is a greater purpose that she was called to. A calling to be the light of Christ in her everyday actions, and that even on days when it seems like nothing is getting done she has the ability to make an impact. Stories like this illustrate the high caliber of Kristi Noem, a caliber that recently caused a Rapid City pastor to explain after a presentation of hers: “Mrs. Noem, I am a hard sell, and I must tell you that I am uniquely impressed. You have my support.” She speaks our language.

If you visit the Noem campaign website and begin looking at the policy proposals and goals, you will find the Family First Initiative. In this initiative she outlines her goals within the realm of family values. She promises to be a “family first” Governor who seeks to “strengthen the family unit and preserve the values South Dakota has long embraced.” The Family First Initiative includes commitments like defending the sanctity of life by placing an “unborn persons advocate” in the Governor’s office, actively pursuing legislation that protects unborn children, opposing Physician-Assisted-Suicide, and engaging top legal minds to litigate on behalf of these pursuits if necessary. In the plan she recognizes the gap in today’s parenting, and explains how she believes the gap is meant to be filled by parents, not more government. This includes strengthening parental rights through parental choice in education, whether that be public, private, or homeschool. She also commits to defending traditional family values in light of the threats posed by the federal government.

            After looking at the track record Kristi has accumulated, realizing the caliber of candidate she is and studying her vision for the future of South Dakota, the choice becomes very clear. Kristi Noem should be the next Governor of South Dakota.

She speaks our language.

 

 

 

 

 

FHA Action Endorses Jason Ravnsborg for AG

South Dakota Family Heritage Alliance Action Endorses Jason Ravnsborg for Attorney General of South Dakota

Having faithfully served the people of the entire nation in U.S. Army Reserves for over 22 years, including service in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Jason Ravnsborg has now committed himself to come home to South Dakota. He has been a prosecutor, a defense attorney and a civil litigator having handled a wide variety of cases in multiple jurisdictions and throughout our state.

As chief law enforcement officer for the state, he has committed to aggressively prevent and deter the use of illegal drugs, such as methamphetamine’s, while supporting rehabilitation efforts for the addicted that will give them the opportunity to become self-supporting productive members of society.

As a strong defender of life from conception to natural death, he has earned the endorsement of South Dakota Right to Life. We will need his skills and expertise in the coming battles in the pro-family pro-life arena.

The choice for us is clear, FHA Action believes that Jason Ravnsborg deserves our support to be South Dakota’s Attorney General.

Family Heritage Alliance Action endorses Jason Ravnsborg  for Attorney General of South Dakota

Election Information

Endorsements and Oppositions by FHA Action

Legislators who scored 100% in the 2018 Legislative Session

2018 Legislative Scorecard

2017 Legislative Scorecard

2016 Legislative Scorecard

2018 SD Right to Life Scorecard

2018 Ballot Measures Pros & Cons pamphlet from the Secretary of State

 

 

Noem Endorsement Announement

 

 

 

Ravnsborg Endorsement Announcement

 

 

 

 

Johnson Endorsement Announcement

Legislators Who Scored 100%

The Best of the Best

In case you haven’t noticed, Election Day 2018 is less than 3 weeks away!!!

Several folks have contacted us recently requesting information and recommendations on specific races and ballot questions. Elsewhere in this E-News you will find some help on the ballot questions, so I’ll focus here on the Best of the Best of South Dakota Legislators that earned the A+, absolutely fantastic, 100 percent, there’s-none-better performers for Faith, Family & Freedom issues in our 2018 Legislative Session.

Click Here for the entire scorecard!

While there are many more 80 percent plus performers that we embrace and thank for their support, we want to very publically lift up the Best and ask for your continued support for these Family Heritage Alliance Champions:

SD SENATE:

Lynne DiSanto                       District 35

Brock Greenfield                    District 2

Phil Jensen                            District 33

Joshua Klumb                        District 20

Jack Kolbeck                         District 13

Jeff Monroe                           District 24

Stace Nelson                         District 19

Jenna Netherton                   District 10 (not running for reelection)

Al Novstrup                           District 3

Ernie Otten                            District 6

Lance Russell                        District 30

Jim Stalzer                            District 11

 

SD HOUSE:

Arch Beal                               District 12

Tom Brunner                         District 29

Blaine “Chip” Campbell          District 35 (not running for reelection)

Michael Clark                         District 9

Drew Dennert                       District 3

Lynne DiSanto                       District 35 (running for SD Senate)

Julie Frye-Mueller                  District 30

Steve Haugaard                     District 10

Leslie Heinemann                  District 8

Taffy Howard                         District 33

Dan Kaiser                             District 3 (not running for reelection)

Isaac Latterall                        District 6

Steve Livermont                    District 27

Sam Marty                             District 28B

Elizabeth May                        District 27

Mark Mickelson               District 13 (not running for reelection)

John Mills                               District 4

Kent Peterson                       District 19

Sue Peterson                        District 13

Tom Pischke                          District 25

Lee Qualm                             District 21

Nancy Rasmussen                 District 17

Larry Rhoden                        District 29 (running for Lieut Governor)

Tim Rounds                           District 24

James Schaefer                     District 26B (not running for reelection)

Wayne Steinhauer                 District 9

Larry Zikmund                       District 14

 

We hope you will continue to support and reelect the Best of the Best!!!