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 […]

April 2, 2020

CALL TO ACTION: Help Our Small Business Owners Learn About Relief Options

With the sudden economic halt as we work together to flatten the COVID-19 curve, many of our community small businesses had to shutter. But with the passage of the CARES Act, and provisions fought for by House and Senate Democrats, relief is available through small business loans for employers, some of which may be forgivable […]

April 1, 2020

Gov. Burgum Misses Chance to Speak Up for Renters While Extending Business Closure Orders

BISMARCK, ND — On the day rent is due for thousands of North Dakotans suddenly without a paycheck, Gov. Burgum extended mandatory business closure orders through April 20. Burgum has declined to issue a moratorium on evictions, rental fees, and foreclosures, which would protect the workers who can’t make a paycheck as we all work together to […]

March 30, 2020

Gov.’s Response is Out of Touch with Working Families Suddenly Without Their Paychecks

BISMARCK, ND — Today the governor declined to issue a moratorium on evictions, foreclosures, and rental fees, despite calls from grassroots organizers, nonprofit advocates, and the Dem-NPL. His decision does not end the effort to aid those who are most affected by the pandemic’s economic disruptions. Without a moratorium on evictions, rental fees, and foreclosures, some landlords […]

Rent Due in Days: Time for Executive Order on Evictions, Rental Fees. and Foreclosures

FARGO, ND —  A coalition of nonprofits and advocates called on Gov. Burgum today to sign a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures that would allow people to keep stable housing as the COVID-19 pandemic continues disrupting our daily lives. The order would end 90 days after the emergency is declared over, allowing renters time to return to work before they’re […]

March 27, 2020

Take Action: Call the Gov. and Urge Relief for Renters 

FARGO, ND – Working families who are already living month-to-month are suddenly without a paycheck because of COVID-19 disruptions. Many landlords are sending out letters saying rent is due in a few days as if everything was normal. Advocates and organizers on the ground are fighting hard, and we need to stand up for our […]

March 26, 2020

Rep. Schneider and Dem-NPL Call for Executive Moratorium on Evictions and Rental Fees

FARGO, ND — For many North Dakotans, rent is due in only a few days even though many are suddenly without work or a paycheck because of COVID-19 disruptions. Some landlords have been proactive in providing relief and many utilities have promised not to shut off their services. Other landlords sent out letters directing renters that regardless […]