Press Release: Defeat 22 Coalition Announces Growing List of Coalition Members

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Defeat 22 Coalition Announces Growing List of Coalition Members
Initial members include leading charitable, business, and policy organizations

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Defeat22, the coalition urging voters to reject Initiated Measure 22 on the November ballot, today announced the initial list of coalition partners. The coalition opposes Measure 22 because it will force taxpayers to fund political campaigns via a “public funding” law.

Initial Coalition Members – Defeat22:

  • SD Farm Bureau
  • SD Retailers Association
  • SD Chamber of Commerce
  • SD Cooperatives
  • Western Dakota Families
  • Family Heritage Alliance Action
  • Concerned Women for America of South Dakota
  • Americans for Prosperity – South Dakota

“We are proud to have so many great South Dakota organizations standing with the Defeat 22 coalition to educate voters about this outrageous proposal,” explained Larry Rhoden, former South Dakota state legislator and spokesman for the Defeat 22 coalition. “Our coalition represents many different perspectives within our state, all of which agree that tax dollars should never pay for politicians and their political campaigns. We welcome other organizations in the state to stand with us and help educate voters about what is at stake. Right or left, up or down state, all South Dakotans should agree that no taxpayers should be paying for attack ads and robocalls.”

Last week the coalition announced a new radio ad, mailer, and grassroots door knocking effort. The coalition plans to continue heavy grassroots advocacy and paid media over the next four months.

Defeat 22 is a coalition opposing Measure 22, which would create taxpayer-funded campaigns and force South Dakotans to be added to a government database. The coalition includes non-profits, concerned citizens, and lawmakers. For more information, visit


2 Replies to “Press Release: Defeat 22 Coalition Announces Growing List of Coalition Members”

  1. Anonymous

    Having Rhoden involved makes me want to look into the merits of the proposal. There isn’t a government program or a tax increase Rhoden hasn’t liked.