We have elected a new board, and, with that, a new direction for Siouxland Freethinkers. We have always been – at heart – an educational advocacy organization with special emphasis on Atheism. However, in the age where a Betsy DeVoss can be head of the department of education, placing the emphasis on education advocacy is both timely and necessary.
While we have no plans to abandon the Atheist movement completely, the emphasis of this organization going forward will be to advocate for quality, affordable education in our public schools and universities.
The work has already begun and the response so far has been very positive. We are lucky in some ways here in South Dakota that quality public education is not just taken seriously, but it is a high priority for the legislature.
We cannot rest on our laurels, however. During the next year, we will use our resources to maximum effect to build our membership up, network with leaders and build bridges in the community.
If education is important to you, we encourage you to get involved with us and help us advocate for high standards in education.