In today’s State of the State Address, Governor Noem doubled down on her fight to protect South Dakota’s classrooms from radical, anti-American indoctrination.

Last year, she became the first candidate or public official in the country to sign our “1776 Pledge to Save Our Schools” and has now followed up with draft legislation to ban both Critical Race Theory and “Action Civics,” which coerces students into engaging in extracurricular political action.

In attendance as special guests were Dr. Ben Carson, who she recognized as “instrumental in the work of 1776 Action,” as well as our organization’s president, Adam Waldeck.

The “1776 Pledge” has now been signed by over 300 candidates and officials around the country, including Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin, who recently rode to victory on the promise of banning Critical Race Theory and restoring parental rights in public education.