Defeat 22 Coalition Welcomes Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce
Largest city chamber in state opposes forcing taxpayers to fund political campaigns
Sioux Falls – The Defeat 22 coalition welcomes the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce as the 15th member of the coalition opposing taxpayer-funded political campaigns. The Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce joins the coalition after its leadership reviewed the issue and decided that forcing taxpayers to fund campaigns would not serve its members’ interests.
Defeat 22 spokesman Ben Lee provided the following statement:
“We are glad that Sioux Falls residents and business owners will have their local chamber joining the fight against forcing taxpayers to fund political campaigns. The Defeat 22 coalition continues to grow as more and more South Dakotans realize that Measure 22 means giving our hard-earned tax dollars to politicians for their robocalls and postcards. We appreciate the Sioux Falls Chamber standing up for their members against taxpayer-funded elections and helping us urge the defeat of Measure 22.”
Defeat 22 is a coalition of more than a dozen South Dakota businesses, charities, and political organizations who agree that tax dollars shouldn’t fund political campaigns. They have released multiple radio ads and two mailers to supplement a grassroots door knocking effort. The coalition plans to continue heavy grassroots advocacy and paid media through November. All details about the coalition-led effort can be seen at www.defeat22.com.