April 21, 2020

Tonight: Covid-19 Relief Small Business Town Hall, RSVP For Dial-in Information 

BISMARCK, ND — Small businesses and their employees are among the hardest hit by the economic fall-out from the covid-19 pandemic. The Dem-NPL is hosting a Small Business Virtual Town Hall tonight, Tuesday, April 21 at 6 p.m. (Central) to discuss the challenges they face as well as actions we can take at the state level. The […]

April 20, 2020

Dem-NPL Disavows Libertarian Seeking Party Nomination and Who Protested Closure Orders

BISMARCK, ND — The Democratic-NPL Party condemns the actions of Roland Riemers, who is seeking the party nomination for Congress. It was reported that Riemers attended a rally calling on Gov. Burgum to rescind executive orders related to business closures and physical distancing to prevent the spread of covid-19. The rally ignored guidelines from medical professionals aimed at […]

Time to Listen to Public Health Experts and Support Small Business Owners, Workers, and Families

BISMARCK, ND — A group met at the capitol Monday to complain about executive orders mandating physical distancing measures enacted to slow the spread of the covid-19 pandemic. Their public gathering comes less than a week after a group of Republican legislators used their bully pulpit to try to push the governor toward rescinding these orders. Covid-19 […]

April 15, 2020

Business Closures Extended, Now is Not the Time to Back Off Physical Distancing

BISMARCK, ND — A group of North Dakota Republican legislators called for Gov. Burgum to rescind or let lapse executive orders requiring business closures that were intended to prevent the spread of covid-19. On Wednesday, Burgum extended the orders. Meanwhile, one of the largest covid-19 clusters in the country is active in nearby South Dakota. House Minority […]

Withholding WHO Funding During a Pandemic Fails Every Test of Common Sense

BISMARCK, ND — On Tuesday, President Trump said he would unilaterally withhold funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), despite the fact that Congress is responsible for passing the federal budget. On the same day, Sen. Kevin Cramer signed on to a partisan letter criticizing the WHO.Both actions ignore the administration’s slow and chaotic response to the […]

April 9, 2020

Sen. Cramer Tells North Dakotans to “Bite the Bullet” on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid Amid Pandemic’s Economic Fall-Out

 BISMARCK, ND — In an interview with CNBC, Sen. Kevin Cramer suggested North Dakotans should “bite the bullet” with cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. These programs literally hold up many communities, especially in rural America, even when the nation is not in the middle of a pandemic that will have economic repercussions that last for […]

April 7, 2020

CARES Act Funds Approved By Budget Section

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Budget Section approved CARES funding Act today, enabling the administration to allocate more than $133 million, including support for medical assistance, childcare, education, and public transportation for rural areas. House Minority Leader Josh Boschee said: “The CARES Act was an important step in providing relief to North Dakotans, but there are […]

April 6, 2020

Diverse Slate of Democratic-NPLers Engaged in Legislative Districts Statewide

BISMARCK, ND — The Democratic-NPL House and Senate Caucuses are excited to announce an energized and engaged slate of candidates running for office across North Dakota. The roster is one of the most diverse tickets in North Dakota history in regards to race, gender, sexual orientation, and geography. The Democratic-NPL will field 55 legislative candidates, or 80% of […]

Dem-NPL Fields Full Statewide Slate Committed to a North Dakota that Works For All

BISMARCK, ND —  The Democratic-NPL Party is excited to field a full slate of candidates for all partisan statewide offices. The filing deadline passed Monday to file for the June primary.The Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen said:“Whether they’re running for statewide or legislative office, the level of commitment and heart I’m seeing from Dem-NPLers this year is […]

April 3, 2020

Words Aren’t Enough for Those Facing Eviction and Late Penalties

BISMARCK, ND — The governor addressed evictions today, a concern for many North Dakotans. He has said evictions is the number one issue he’s heard about from constituents regarding COVID-19. He again chose not to issue a moratorium on evictions, foreclosures, and rental fees, despite calls from distressed renters, grassroots organizers, nonprofit advocates, and the Dem-NPL. Without a […]