Woonsocket native joins S.D. ACLU

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SIOUX FALLS — Carter Linke has joined the ACLU of South Dakota’s advocacy department as a legislative session intern.

As an advocacy intern, Linke will develop substantive skills and professional experience through on-the-job learning. He’ll work alongside ACLU advocacy staff on a variety of issues and be responsible for tracking the movement of the ACLU’s priority legislation, monitoring committee hearings and floor sessions, and facilitating communication with stakeholders, legislators, and coalition partners.

Linke, a native of Woonsocket, S.D., is a senior political science and strategic communication major at the University of South Dakota and will graduate in May.

He’s also a community advocate in Vermillion and has volunteered with local political campaigns and different nonprofit organizations.