Legislative Action


Speak Up for the Schools Our Students Deserve

SDEA’s Legislative Advocacy

Why Legislative Advocacy?

SDEA’s lobby team works to elevate the educator voice at the state capitol.  Along with advocating for the educators of South Dakota, SDEA tracks legislation and works to keep our members informed and engaged in the legislative process. The grassroots efforts of SDEA members give educators a voice in shaping public policy. Here our members will find the tools and resources so they can speak up for the schools our students deserve.

SDEA Legislative Agenda – SDEA’s Legislative Agenda is adopted by our members at the annual Spring RA.  Our agenda focuses on the needs of students and ensuring that schools.

SDEA’s 2023 Bill Tracker Coming Soon – Current tracking list and bill status for the current legislative session

Tools and Resources

Coffee Talk– Tips for meeting with your local legislator at legislative coffees and cracker barrels

Sign Up for Lobby Line – Get SDEA’s weekly updates and Action Alerts from the State Capitol.

Sign Up for Lobby Days 

Find My Legislator

Legislative Research Council

Listen Live – Follow committee hearings and the House and Senate Floor sessions from South Dakota Public Broadcasting via