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Gov. Kristi Noem Pledges To Never Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine For Schoolchildren

  South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (Photo courtesy Gov. Kristi Noem/Twitter) On Wednesday, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem pledged not to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for children. Her pledge came after the CDC's advisory committee on immunization practices recommended the COVID-19 vaccine's inclusion in the vaccines for children program. Noem, who was running for reelection, accused her Democratic opponent of supporting mandatory vaccination for children wishing to attend public school. Recent polling from South Dakota State University shows Noem in an unexpectedly close race with a lead of just a few points. A conservative rising star and possible Dark Horse 2024 Republican Presidential Contender Gnome has touted her COVID-19 record in her campaign, including her opposition to lockdowns and vaccine mandates.

Kristi Noem Blasts CRT Being Taught To Children

  Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0,  via Flickr At a town hall in Mobridge, South Dakota, Governor Kristi Noem (R-SD) addressed a range of topics including CRT, the budget, and more. Watch her complete speech from the townhall 'I Hate Critical Race Theory': Kristi Noem Blasts CRT Being Taught To Children. Gov Noem in her speech said: I brought two bills this legislative session that banned critical race theory from being taught in our classrooms. In our k-12 schools and another one that banned it in our universities, the legislature supported and passed. And I signed into law the university one. So, now in South Dakota going forward, critical race theory cannot be taught in our universities they killed the k-12 one.  So, tomorrow I will be signing an executive order to make sure that critical race theory is not taught to our kids in our public school systems too. I got into a discussion with the tribal council members and the President of the pine ridge tribe becau

Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) responds to her endorsement by President Trump.

Trump endorses Noem's reelection bid in South Dakota Former President Donald J. Trump gave South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) his "Complete and Total Endorsement" in her reelection bid. Trump released his statement and said" Kristi Noem has done a great job as Governor of South Dakota, "She is strong on Borders, the Second Amendment, preserving land and Energy Dominance, Medical Freedom, and kept South Dakota open during COVID. She fully supports our great Law Enforcement, Military, our wonderful Vets—and is a fighter for the incredible people of South Dakota. Kristi has my Complete and Total Endorsement!"  Noem, who is up for reelection in 2022 and has been rumored to be a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2024, has been an ardent Trump supporter. The president repeatedly called for Noem to primary Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) after Thune refused to validate Trump's claims that the results of the 2020 presidential election were not leg

What is Purple Heart Day?

Purple Heart Day 2021 (Photo courtesy Gov. Kristi Noem/ Twitter ) What's Purple Heart Day? Purple Heart Day is also known as National Purple Heart Day, Purple Heart Recognition Day, and Purple Heart Appreciation Day. Today on Saturday, August 7, 2021, People are celebrating Purpleheart day. It is a time for Americans to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. It was first observed in the year 2014 and to this day businesses, government offices, etc. do not close. How Purple Heart Day is Observed? States, counties, and cities pause in recognition of the service and sacrifice of their local sons and daughters as do sports and entertainment entities. Major League Baseball teams pay homage to their local Purple Heart recipients, Veteran and military organizations hold remembrance meetings for fallen heroes and special events to thank soldiers, veterans, and Purple Heart recipients on this day

PIERRE: SD Gov. Kristi Noem Remarks on Board of Regents Draft Policy Restricting CRT in Colleges

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (Photo courtesy Gov. Kristi Noem/Twitter) South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's Latest Statement on Board of Regents Draft Policy Restricting CRT in Colleges, Universities. She delivered the statements from Pierre. Kristi Noem in PIERRE, SD: Today, Governor Kristi Noem released the below statements in response to the South Dakota Board of Regents’ approval of a draft policy restricting the teaching of Critical Race Theory at state colleges and universities: She said: “I am grateful the Board of Regents is taking steps to address this divisive subject and limit its application in our university classrooms. Critical Race Theory (CRT), the 1619 Project, and the works of Ibram Kendi divide students distort their understanding of history and seek to indoctrinate them with anti-patriotic rhetoric. Additionally, I am glad to see that so-called diversity offices, which have unfortunately become less about serving students and more about advancing leftist agendas