November 26, 2019

Dem-NPL: Fighting to Protect North Dakotans with Pre-existing Conditions

November 26, 2019 A recent article on the work of the interim Healthcare Committee failed to mention that guaranteed protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions were offered by Democratic-NPL legislators (section 14 of SB 2010) back in April 2019. Unfortunately, this effort was defeated by the Republican supermajority during the 2019 legislative session. They had the opportunity to take action and once again […]

August 19, 2019

Dem-NPL Leadership Praises CapX2050 Transmission Vision Study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 19, 2019  Dem-NPL Leadership Praises CapX2050 Transmission Vision Study Today, the CapX2020 – a joint initiative of 10 transmission-owning utilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin – issued a statement announcing the CapX2050 Transmission Vision Study. This vision, centered around identifying ways to “maintain a safe, reliable and cost-effective […]

August 14, 2019

ICYMI: Letter to the Editor in The Washington Post: “Kevin Cramer Needs to Pay Attention to the Law”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14th, 2019 ***Release*** ICYMI: Letter to the Editor in The Washington Post: “Kevin Cramer Needs to Pay Attention to the Law” (BISMARCK, ND) – North Dakota rarely gets major attention in the national spotlight. Unfortunately, our latest coverage has been rather embarrassing. Senator Kevin Cramer held up the confirmation of a White House […]

ICYMI: Rep. Karla Rose Hanson on the “Red Flag” Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8th, 2019 ***Release***  ICYMI: Rep. Karla Rose Hanson on the “Red Flag” Bill (BISMARCK, ND) – During the legislative session this year, Representative Karla Rose Hanson brought forth bipartisan legislation that would have established public safety protection orders, commonly referred to as “red flag” legislation or “extreme risk protection orders.” HB 1537 […]

Secondhand Smoke is Harmful…but Don’t Tell That to 57 Republican Legislators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7th, 2019 ***Release***  Second-Hand Smoke is Harmful…but Don’t Tell That to 57 Republican Legislators (BISMARCK, ND) – Keeping children healthy and out of harm’s way is the goal for many policymakers. That’s why representatives Pamela Anderson, Gretchen Dobervich, LaurieBeth Hager, Mary Schneider, and Senator Kathy Hogan introduced a bill seeking to ban smoking in a motor vehicle […]

World Breastfeeding Week, As Long As It’s “Modest and Discreet”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5th, 2019 ***Release***  World Breastfeeding Week, As Long As It’s “Modest and Discreet” (BISMARCK, ND) – The research behind breastfeeding is clear and conclusive. The Cleveland Clinic states breastfeeding benefits the baby by providing essential nutrients to aid in brain development. It also protects against allergies, ear infections, gastroenteritis, and more. Benefits to […]

Burgum Boasts Below Average Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31st, 2019 ***Release***  Burgum Boasts Below Average Economy  (BISMARCK, ND) – When Doug Burgum campaigned for the governor’s job, he said he’d use his business savvy to help our state weather economic downturns. However, several national rankings on the states’ economic climate indicate that Governor Doug Burgum’s job performance related to business […]

August 13, 2019

Best of the Best: Local Politicians in 2019 by the Bismarck Tribune

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13th, 2019 ***Release***  Best of the Best  (BISMARCK, ND) – Congratulations to North Dakota State Senator Erin Oban for being recognized, alongside our very own former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, as the “Best of the Best” Local Politicians in 2019. These rankings were voted on by the Bismarck Tribune’s readers.  We are proud […]

July 31, 2019

Burgum Boasts Below Average Economy

(BISMARCK, ND) – When Doug Burgum campaigned for the governor’s job, he said he’d use his business savvy to help our state weather economic downturns. However, several national rankings on the states’ economic climate indicate that Governor Doug Burgum’s job performance related to business has been below average at best. US News recently ranked North Dakota 35th for […]

July 30, 2019

Dem-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen’s Statement on Senator Cramer’s Remarks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30th, 2019 ***Release***  Dem-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen’s Statement on Senator Cramer’s Remarks (BISMARCK, ND) –  Following an interview with NBC News, in which Senator Kevin Cramer said that he could be a victim of racism because he is from North Dakota, Dem-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen issued the following statement:  “Once again Senator Cramer […]