Citizens Uniting to Make South Dakota 
Covid-Mandate Free

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..." 
~ Declaration of Independence

There are actions We need to take.  Your voice is critical. 

DO NOT QUIT YOUR JOB

FILE A RELIGIOUS OR MEDICAL EXEMPTION

Do not voluntarily resign or agree to be fired, make your employer fire you. Do not sign anything or agree to anything that says otherwise. If you are fired, you may retain more rights, and it is possible you may qualify for unemployment benefits. Your employer should bear the burden associated with their choices. 
You have the right to file a religious or medical exemption. You do not need to give your religion nor can your employer ask. Please convey your own thoughts as to why you hold a religious belief that goes against this vaccination. If you are denied do not give up, file again. 

FOR MILITARY MEMBERS:
You are entitled to request a  Religious Accommodation (RA).

A Religious Accommodation requires you to show that your sincerely held "conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs" have been substantially burdened.  It's not limited to any institutional religion, sacred text, or the doctrinal views of any religious leader.

When you make this request, you may be interviewed by your commander, medical personnel, the unit chaplain, judge advocates or others seeking to review the religious nature of your request and your sincerity.  These interviews are not confidential.  Be honest and respectful.

If your request is denied, respectfully ask who the appeal authority is, and how long you have to make an appeal.  Respectfully inform your commander that you intend to appeal the denial.

Keep the process going.  Exercise your full rights.  If a non-judicial punishment, court martial, or administrative separation action results, you will be provided military counsel or you may retain your own counsel, either alone or in addition to military counsel.  There may be pro-bono religious freedom law firms interested in representing  you for free. Ensure you are advised on sanctuary and the impact of discharge characterization on benefits.

HOW TO FOLLOW BILLS & 
ENGAGE YOUR LEGISLATORS

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ATTEND A CRACKER BARREL OR LEGISLATIVE COFFEE

SEND EMAILS & TELL YOUR STORY

Governor Noem- Ask her to stand against Covid-19 vaccine mandates by private businesses and President Biden.
Your Legislators- Ask them to PASS LEGISLATION  to protect their consitutents. Find your legislators with the link below.
Senator John Thune- Ask him what his plan is for stopping President Biden's Covid-19 vaccine mandates.
Senator Mike Rounds- Ask him what his plan is for stopping President Biden's Covid-19 vaccine mandates.
Representative Dusty Johnson- Ask him what his plan is for stopping President Biden's Covid-19 vaccine mandates.
Sanford Hospital- Let them know you do NOT support their decision to mandate the Covid-19 vaccine.  
Avera Hospital- Let them know you do NOT support their decision to mandate the Covid-19 vaccine.  
Monument Health- Let them know you do NOT support their decision to mandate the Covid-19 vaccine.  

INFORMATION  & RESOURCES

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