The flag of the state of South Dakota represents the U.S. state of South Dakota with a field of sky blue charged with a version (in navy blue on white) of the state seal in the center, surrounded by gold triangles representing the sun's rays, surrounded in turn by inscriptions in gold sans-serif capitals of "SOUTH DAKOTA" on top and "THE MOUNT RUSHMORE STATE" (the state nickname) on the bottom. The inscription on the bottom was "THE SUNSHINE STATE" before it was changed in 1992. Read the full Wikipedia article.
The National Federation of the Blind of South Dakota conducts legislative and advocacy
activities at both the state and the national level. Assistance is given to blind
persons who are the victims of discrimination or whose rights have been denied.
Such assistance may take the form of attempting amicable resolution of disputes,
initiating court action, negotiating with public officials, conferring with private
groups or individuals, and seeking publicity in the press and otherwise.
During Washington Seminar members
travel to Washington, DC to speak with our national senators and representatives
about concerns that affect the blind across the nation. Nationally, we work on strengthening
Social Security laws affecting the blind, improving access to printed materials,
and expanding educational opportunities for blind children.
Blind South Dakota residents are called upon to urge their U.S. House and Senate
Members to support or oppose particular pieces of Federal legislation. The links
below allow you to find contact information for your South Dakota U.S. Representative
From time-to-time members and their friends are urged to contact their South Dakota
State Representative or Senator asking them to support or oppose particular pieces
of legislation. The link below brings up a directory of members that will allow
you to access directories of South Dakota House of Representatives and Senators.
This section of our Governmental Page is still under development. Check back often
to review and obtain copies of laws effecting blind persons in South Dakota.