The Power of We.

Late in 2021, three people had coffee in Sioux Falls and talked about the insane political scene in Washington and South Dakota. Two weeks later, there were four. Then dozens as we continued to grow giving people an opportunity to voice their frustrations about the extremist agendas that seem to be advancing in politics.

By the summer of 2022, we decided to stop talking and take action. We named ourselves Change Agents of South Dakota because we believe the majority of our state wants serious changes to the tone and actions of our elected officials. Our goal is to keep the extremists out and help elect moderate, thoughtful, responsible candidates into office. We are not partisan.

We are Independents, Republicans, and Democrats.

While the situation in Washington seems impossible to fix, with your help, we can make positive changes in South Dakota. It takes electing reasonable people who want to serve us all and holding elected officials accountable for their extremist language and actions. We want to make that a reality to the benefit of ALL South Dakotans! I hope you will join us in making our goals a reality.

Scroll down for our latest report… June 4, 2024

Participatory Democracy

Promote active participation and voter education in state and local elections.

Responsive Leadership

Advocate for constructive positions and seek broad consensus with state and local leaders on challenging topics.

Active Advocacy

Encourage and support engagement and leadership on important issues that promote our mission.

“We came together to voice concern about the future and stayed together to make positive changes in South Dakota politics.”

– Rick Knobe, Founding Member


REPUBLICAN HAPPENSTANCE
To the folks complaining about how partisan investigations and prosecutions have become:
These days the people being investigated and charged with crimes surrounding the attempts to overthrow the 2020 election are all political types. Some are elected officials, or were.
And they are Republicans. Are they being prosecuted because they are Republicans?
No! They are being prosecuted because there is enough evidence to support the charges of criminal activity! Please note many people around Trump have been found guilty or pleaded guilty as charged.
More cases are pending.
These cases are NOT an attack on Republicans. These cases ARE an attack on alleged criminal activity.
Those being charged happen to be Republicans.
In the past, there have been numerous Democrats charged with crimes. In fact, currently there is a U.S. senator in court charged with felonies. And a Congressman. And the sitting President’s son.
It is obvious to me the leaders of the “law and order” party haven’t been following the law and have been, and continue in, promoting disorder.
Our justice system is not perfect.
But it is better than the chaos being promoted by those screaming and threatening.
There are two things critical to the survival of our country, and us: Unrigged elections and a judicial system which functions free of intimidation and threats.
Please don’t allow the screaming and threats to prevail. 
Speak up……..and VOTE
from The Independent Rick Knobe

Become Involved

We’re always seeking like-minded individuals to become involved and help push our campaign further than we could ever imagine. Does that sound like you? Sign up today and be a part of the change!

Support our Cause

Unfortunately, to make positive changes in politics takes more than just good ideas and dialogue- it takes money. In order to effectively make positive changes in SD politics and support moderate candidates, we need your monetary support. Please donate today!

Change Agents will spend time with candidates & issue leaders ahead of the upcoming election in order to ascertain who, if any, will receive CA Endorsements

Summary of meeting June 4, 2024

Over the summer, Change Agents will be inviting candidates in the upcoming November elections and inviting folks on both sides of the issues that will be on the ballot. We want to review the record of bills and votes they have made in this legislative session and this information will be shared with the members at a meeting.  We had discussions on how our candidate conversations should be handled. Next week will be our meeting to discuss the recreational marijuana issue that will be on the November ballot. A pro issue representative will be there.

(Find reports of previous meetings on the About page)

2 responses to “Changing South Dakota Politics for the Better.”

  1. V Carter Avatar
    V Carter

    This is now a perfectly working site for voicing your opinions and sharing insight with others. You can reply directly to someone else’s thoughts or simply leave your own, and our on-duty moral adjudicator will screen out only offensive screeds. Let’s change the world. . .

  2. Jon B Avatar
    Jon B

    Our democracy needs more issue oriented, less extreme candidates willing to go on the record with their policy positions. Change Agents is striving to be the vehicle to achieve these goals. I encourage residents to try out some meetings and help assure these goals.

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2 thoughts on “Changing South Dakota Politics for the Better.

  1. V Carter

    This is now a perfectly working site for voicing your opinions and sharing insight with others. You can reply directly to someone else’s thoughts or simply leave your own, and our on-duty moral adjudicator will screen out only offensive screeds. Let’s change the world. . .

    Reply
  2. Jon B

    Our democracy needs more issue oriented, less extreme candidates willing to go on the record with their policy positions. Change Agents is striving to be the vehicle to achieve these goals. I encourage residents to try out some meetings and help assure these goals.

    Reply

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