grassroots organizing for the future


SD Legislation + Lobbying

GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT Check out our podcast: Dakota Rural Voices Dakota Rural Action is committed to advocating for and with our members at all levels of government. Each year, we send a lobbyist to Pierre to do so at South Dakota’s legislative session – and each year, DRA asks you to give your input […]



Keystone XL Pipeline

Dakota Rural Action Reopens Keystone XL Campaign Statement from Dakota Rural Action Board Chair and KXL landowner Paul Seamans: TransCanada first appeared in the state in the spring of 2008, contacting landowners about the fact that a pipeline would be crossing their land. Soon thereafter, under the threat of eminent domain by TransCanada, these ranchers […]


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Brookings County Chapter

The Brookings County Chapter has tackled some important issues and campaigns since its inception in the early 1990’s, including launching and organizing a city-wide recycling campaign, organizing multiple Earth Day events, working on county zoning issues, and launching the online South Dakota Local Food Co-op in spring of 2010. The Chapter is currently campaigning to […]