Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Pax Christi Meeting

We invite you to attend a Special Pax Christi Presentation:
  * When: Saturday, February 8th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  * Where: Caminando Juntos, 617 E. 7th Street, Sioux Falls, SD

Sister Lynn Marie Welbig, Lobbyist for the Presentation Sisters, will update us on the legislative activity in the SD State Legislature.  Deacon Denny Davis will also share about his experience with SB 64, the bill that prohibits capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness.  SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT ACTION NEEDED TODAY!!!!!!




SB64, prohibit capital punishment for any person suffering from a severe mental illness

We have always taken up this cause. With so much emphasis on mental health issues now, this would be a good year to get it done.

What to do:

Before this Thursday 8AM consideration, urge Support for SB64 of the Senate Judiciary committee: Blare, Rocky (R); Kennedy, Craig (D); Novstrup, Al (R); Rusch, Arthur (R); Russell, Lance (R); Schoenbeck, Lee (R); Stalzer, Jim (R)

Some of those on the committee are signed on as co-sonsors of the bill, but note that, except for the prime sponsor, the co-sponsors are not sure votes. Especially if any of these are from your district, thank and encourage them: Senators Rusch(prime sponsor), Ewing, Foster, Heinert, Kennedy, Nesiba, Schoenbeck, Schoenfish, Smith (VJ), Soholt, Steinhauer, White, and Wismer and Representatives Johns, Barthel, Bordeaux, Borglum, Brunner, Cwach, Deutsch, Duba, Healy, Johnson (David), Lesmeister, Miskimins, Olson, Otten (Herman), Peterson (Kent), Pischke, Pourier, Reed, Ring, Smith (Jamie), Sullivan, Wiese, and Willadsen