top of page
Common Grounds Indvisible Group
An Indivisible Group

"Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world:  indeed it's the only thing that ever has" 

- Margaret Mead

Who We Are

We are a group of South Dakotans concerned for our state and our nation.  We believe firmly in the values of freedom and equality.  We are committed to advocating for progressive policies that work for the common good of all. These include issues such as climate change, health care, especially women's health care, transparency in government, equal rights for all, among others  

Common Grounds is a chapter of the national Indivisible organization, a grassroots community of thousands across America working to restore and defend our democracy.

We meet at Caille Library in Sioux Falls (49th St across from Sanford Wellness Center) Meetings are at 1:30 second and fourth

Fridays.  Check our facebook page – Common Grounds Indivisible SD - for updated meeting information.

 

With politics, we serve understanding, a safe place to speak your mind, humor….and coffee.

All Are Welcome
UPCOMING EVENTS/ACTIONS
Meeting Dates
      We have moved into our summer schedule of one meeting a month, on the 2nd Friday of the 
           month:  Friday, July 12, 1:30 Caillie Library
       MEET and GREET Fundraiser for SHERYL JOHNSON
            Wednesday, June 26th - 5:00-7:00 pm
             Event room at JJ's Wine and Spirits
             3000 W 57th St, Sioux Falls

Common Grounds has hosted a number of guest speakers and activities:

         Assisting candidate for Congress Sheryl Johnson - one of our own members - with clerical
               tasks and other activities to help with her run for office
        Members assisted with the SD Advocacy Network for Women garage sale and fundraiser
         Dr Amy Kelley spoke about the effect of the SD abortion ban on obstetric medical practice in 
               South Dakota and the ban's unintended consequences
          District 11 candidates Sonja Mentzger, Aaron Mattson, and Greg Natz talked about their
                 policies and goals if elected.  All excellent candidates
!
           Jordan Deffenbaugh, Candidate for SF City Council.  The group endorsed Jordan
Friday, January 8th, After-Christmas Social  11:30 All Day Cafe (in Western Mall, just west of 
Scheels.  COME!  it'll be fun!
Friday, Dec 8th
We set our upcoming priorities in local, state, national politics.  
       Top Concerns:  child care crisis, enough signatures to put women's reproductive health care on SD\
ballot in 2024, continued fight for removal of tax on food, no work requirements for Medicaid
recipients, school board election, city council election, register voters, especially women, (SD
ranks 49th in national in number of women who vote), oppose the MAGA agenda.
We made donations of $100 to Empire Mental Health, $50 to Naomi Project, $50 to Humane Society
UPDATES:
The group sent 300 postcards to Ohio voters urging them to vote "yes" on Issue 1 
to put reproductive health and abortion access in the OHIO Constitution.
 We held a successful "Default" rally and were recognized by national Indivisible as the rural group who  received the most media coverage!  Front page of the Argus, lead story on KSFY. and interviews on PBS station.

PCommon Grounds proudly endorses Dawn Marie Johnson for Sioux Falls School Board.  Visit her w
JOINING WITH OTHER PROGRESSIVE GROUPS
Common Grounds is a member of South Dakota Advocacy Network for Women
Lobby Day Women For Women - February 8, 2024

We have participated in rallies and supported SoDak350 environmental group
We have presented to and had a speaker from Change Agents and will partnered with them in sponsoring Dawn Marie Johnson for School Board
We worked with SD Healthy Families to circulate petitions to put Medicaid on the 2020
 ballot and are continuing to circulate petitions to put women's reproductive health on the ballot in 2024.
 

I'm a Cparagraph. Click here to add your Cpown text and edit me. It's easy.

Name *

Email *

Subject

Message

Success! Message received.

bottom of page