April 9, 2021

Dem-NPL Leaders say Infrastructure Legislation Good for North Dakota

Bismarck, ND – The Senate has approved legislation to respond to growing infrastructure needs in North Dakota. The final vote was 46-0 in favor. The concept was first proposed by Dem-NPL leaders last summer during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill (HB 1431) authorizes the use of $680 million in infrastructure bonds to […]

Daniel Stone joins the Dem-NPL as Communications Director

Bismarck, ND – The Democratic-NPL Party is excited to announce Daniel Stone as our new Communications Director. Daniel has worked in Democratic politics since 2017, including managing the Senate campaign of Marquita Bradshaw. During his political experience, Daniel has worked in several statewide races in Tennessee, taking on roles in policy, communications, and campaign management. He also fought and organized […]

April 8, 2021

Tourism Leaders Warn Anti-Trans Legislation Could Cost North Dakota Billions

Bismarck, ND – Tourism leaders across the state warned the North Dakota legislature that if HB 1298 passes, North Dakota could find itself desperate for economic growth. The travel, tourism and hospitality economy was rocked in 2020 – but instead of bolstering legislation that helps your small business, your coworkers, and your communities recover, the […]

April 7, 2021

NDGOP Effort To Maintain Spread Of COVID-19 Passes

Bismarck, ND – At a time when North Dakota is seeing coronavirus cases jump 53% over the last 14 days, the radical Republican-led legislature is leaving North Dakotans across the state on their own as this virus continues to rage. One of the bill’s biggest champions was none other than predatory abuser Luke Simons. Considering that the […]

March 30, 2021

ND Supermajority Subverts Constitution Again, Forces Religion on Families

Bismarck, ND – Today, far-right extremists in the State House – led by Rep. Terry Jones (R-New Town) – opened up a pandora’s box of legal, and ethical crises by enabling unconstitutional religious indoctrination to be forced upon students in public schools without parental consent. SB 2308, which is in direct violation of the Establishment […]

March 29, 2021

Democratic-NPL to NDGOP Legislature: Withdraw HB 1298

Bismarck, ND – Following a bizarre, off-the-rails rant from Sen. Janne Myrdal (R-Edinburg), the North Dakota Senate amended HB 1298 to a study on a 32-15 vote. The bill will now go to a conference committee. The bill – which has drawn comparisons to North Carolina’s infamous HB2 for its senseless targeting against transgender persons […]

March 25, 2021

Statement of Dem-NPL Legislative Leaders on Potential Sale of Coal Creek Station

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman (D-New Rockford) and House Minority Leader Josh Boschee (D-Fargo) released the following statement on the potential sale of Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station power plant. “Hundreds of hard-working North Dakotans depend on this plant for their livelihood. When Great River Energy announced it would be closing Coal […]

March 23, 2021

Extremist Senate Judiciary Committee Says “Yes” to Legalizing Discrimination

Bismarck, ND – In a move that degrades the character of our state, and its people, the radical NDGOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday handed down a “do pass” recommendation for HB 1298, which would codify discrimination in youth sports on the basis of gender identity. In a shameful attempt to make it state law to […]

March 19, 2021

NDGOP Guilty of Assault on Women’s Rights

Bismarck, ND – Moments before the state legislature was set to gavel in today, NDGOP House leaders decided to call a sudden, last-minute vote to strip women of their rights – and their dignity – by enacting SCR 4010, which declares North Dakota’s 1975 ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment null and void. In a […]

March 12, 2021

NDGOP Legislators Strike Down Paid Family Leave Study

Bismarck, ND – Yesterday, in a 22-25 vote, the ND Senate struck down HB 1441, which would have directed legislative management to consider studying a voluntary paid family leave program. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Karla Rose Hanson (D-Fargo), earlier passed the ND House on a 75-18 vote. All 25 votes against the bipartisan legislation were cast by […]