Speaking of that Initiated 22 measure that’s being promoted by out of staters…
Defeat 22 TV Ad Reminds Voters That IM 22 Is Pushed by Mass. Special Interests
Statewide Ad: “They say it’s about ethics and transparency, but it’s really just a scheme to use our tax dollars to get politicians elected”
SIOUX FALLS – The Defeat 22 coalition today released a television ad urging South Dakotans to vote no on Measure 22. The ad, which runs statewide on broadcast and cable stations, points out that Measure 22 will create taxpayer-funded campaigns. The ad also highlights that the proposal is being led by a Massachusetts special interest group.
“People in Massachusetts shouldn’t be telling South Dakotans how to spend their tax dollars,” said Defeat 22 chairman Ben Lee. “We know what’s best for our state, and using our hard-earned tax dollars to get politicians elected certainly doesn’t fit the bill. Our TV ad gives South Dakotans the facts about who is pushing Measure 22 and what it will do with their tax dollars.”
Tom Helland, Board Chair for new Defeat 22 coalition member Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, adds: “This television ad highlights why we are proud to join the Defeat22 coalition. Our tax dollars should be spent on infrastructure and other essential services, not to publicly fund political campaigns. We are encouraging our members to vote No on Measure 22.”
Defeat 22 is a coalition of over 20 South Dakota businesses, charities, political leaders and organizations who agree that tax dollars shouldn’t fund political campaigns. The coalition has led a robust grassroots effort of door knocking and phone banking to educate South Dakotans about the measure and urge them to vote no. They have released multiple radio ads and multiple mailers to supplement the grassroots effort. All details about the coalition-led effort can be seen at www.defeat22.com.