SDDP Announces McGovern Day with Keynote Speaker Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL)

May 3, 2023

The South Dakota Democratic Party (SDDP) is excited to announce McGovern Day will be held on June 3, 2023 with keynote speaker former Senator Doug Jones of Alabama. 

“A celebrated prosecutor who brought long-overdue justice to the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, Doug has built his career on fighting impossible battles. In 2017, he shocked the political establishment by winning a special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama—the first Democrat to do so in 25 years in the state. On Capitol Hill, he quickly built a reputation as a well-regarded and effective legislator, passing more than two dozen bipartisan bills into law in just three years,” according to his website.

Who: Doug Jones and South Dakota Democratic Party

What: SDDP will hold its annual McGovern Day celebration bringing Democrats from across the state together to celebrate the legacy of George McGovern. The full day includes an awards luncheon honoring grassroots volunteers and a gala dinner raising funds to elect Democrats. Also included are leadership meetings and training opportunities for our volunteers.

When: June 3, 2023 Ticketed events include noon luncheon and 7pm dinner

Where: Best Western Plus Ramkota, 3200 W Maple St, Sioux Falls, SD 57107

I’m excited to be starting off my leadership of the SDDP with this amazing event that brings together Democrats from across the state.” said SDDP Chair Jennifer Slaight-Hansen. “I am thrilled to have a person of the caliber of Sen. Doug Jones coming to our great state. As we kick off the next era of the South Dakota Democratic Party, I can’t think of a better person to deliver an inspiring message of winning in a red state than Sen. Doug Jones.”

Democrats are encouraged to buy their tickets today before this exciting event sells out! You can purchase tickets at