February 13, 2020

Settlement Shows Progress, But North Dakota Must Keep Working For Equal Voting Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2020  BISMARCK, ND — The settlement for a long-fought Voter ID lawsuit was announced on Thursday, just days after a federal judge denied Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s request to dismiss it. The lawsuit by the Spirit Lake Nation, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and individual plaintiffs challenged a law passed […]

February 6, 2020

ND Dem-NPL District 32 Introduces Full Slate of Legislative Candidates

The District 32 Democratic-NPL Party held its endorsing convention on February 1 at Simle Middle School and we announce the endorsement of Amelia Doll for State Senate, Krisanna (Holkup) Peterson and Carl Young for the State House.  Amelia Doll – State Senate Amelia holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, and management communication and […]

February 5, 2020

The Democratic-NPL Party Statement on the Senate’s Failure to Hold a Fair Trial

February 5, 2020 ***Statement*** (BISMARCK, ND) – The Democratic-NPL Party made the following statement about the Senate’s failure to hold a fair impeachment trial. “The United States only works when the branches of government act as proper checks and balances against each other. The Senate has entirely failed its duty to check the president. Senator […]

February 4, 2020

ND Democratic-NPL Party Statement on the Iowa Caucuses

February 4, 2020 (BISMARCK, ND) – With the results of the Iowa Caucuses still in flux, the Democratic-NPL Party wants to provide additional information on the voting process here in North Dakota. The Democratic-NPL Party will hold a Firehouse Caucus March 10 as part of the Democratic presidential primary. Everyone qualified to vote in North Dakota […]

January 21, 2020

North Dakota Senators Must Fulfill Their Oath and Vote for a Fair Trial

January 21, 2020 ***Statement*** With the impeachment trial of the President under way, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL released the following statement: North Dakota Democratic-NPL legislators routinely work across the aisle with their Republican colleagues to do the people’s business in Bismarck. North Dakotans expect our representatives in Washington, D.C. to do the same. As jurors […]

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 […]