Because Democracy Matters
The Chiesman Center for Democracy is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes and supports civic education, community engagement and organizational/leadership development. Through our programs, we encourage citizens of all ages to be active participants in the very fabric of their communities.
“I commend Kids Voting South Dakota...and thank the educators, school administrators and sponsors for their commitment to Kids Voting. It is important for young people to realize the importance of the voting process...and I challenge the young people to actively participate in the democratic process by voting, by encouraging their parents, grandparents and friends to vote, and by working for the candidates and on issues of their choice.”
Tim Johnson, Former US Senator
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