Day on the Hill
SDCA's Annual "Day on the Hill"
Don’t miss this opportunity to join with fellow professional counselors to make a real impact on issues related to mental health, education, and human services.
Meet with legislators from your district
Promote the profession of counseling to lawmakers in South Dakota
Take an active role in the legislative process
Members may also attend the SD Legislative committee hearings and meet with legislators.
What happens at the “Day on the Hill”?
Every legislative session, SDCA hosts what we refer to as “Day on the Hill” in Pierre (actually taken from Capitol Hill in DC). Many organizations have similar events during which they promote their profession with our state legislators. We set up coffee and snacks in the House and Senate lobbies for our Senators and Representatives. During this break, we introduce ourselves and discuss our jobs and current concerns. Sometimes we visit about specific aspects of our jobs, share our stand on specific issues, or field questions. In the past, there has also been time to sit in on testimony given in committees and observe other political action. It is important that we present a noticeable presence and make our opinions known. Also, legislation can be introduced at anytime that can affect our profession, so we need to be ready to act.
Keeping watching SDSCA and SDCA for updates on the 2024 Legislative Session!