September 19, 2020

Dem-NPL Statement on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death and Sen. Hoeven’s Past Statements on Replacing a Supreme Court Justice  

BISMARCK, ND — The Democratic NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen’s statement on the life and death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the plan by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on a nominee, directly contradicting his previous actions and words. Voting has already begun in several states:The Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie […]

September 18, 2020

Rep. Eidson to Step Down; District Committee to Fill the Seat by Oct. 21 

BISMARCK, ND — On Thursday evening, District 43 Rep. Matt Eidson submitted his letter of resignation, which goes into effect September 30. He followed up with a statement via social media stating personal reasons for resigning and asking journalists not to contact him. Media requests may be directed to the Dem-NPL. Eidson has represented District 43 since the […]

September 17, 2020

District 4 Rep Lives in Wyoming, Lawsuit Filed to Remove Him From the Ballot

BISMARCK, ND — Terry Jones, a legislator who is seeking reelection in North Dakota’s House District 4 does not reside in North Dakota and cannot be elected to the seat under the state’s Constitution. A lawsuit was filed this week by Kenton Onstad, a resident of District 4 and chair of the District 4 Democratic-NPL Party. The […]

Dr. Shelley Embraces Collaboration, While Burgum Shuts Out Critical Voices

BISMARCK, ND — Today, Dr. Shelley Lenz, candidate for Governor, and Ben Vig, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, released a comprehensive and collaborative COVID-19 Crisis Management Plan and governing structure, including an equal relationship between the governor, state legislature, and tribal nations. A key component of the Lenz-Vig plan would be to convene a special session of the legislature, […]

September 14, 2020

Historic Native American Caucus Founded within Dem-NPL

BISMARCK, ND — This weekend, The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party State Policy Committee unanimously approved an application to form the Native American Caucus. Prairie Rose Seminole, Dr. Twyla Baker, and Rep. Ruth Buffalo brought the application and are organizing the caucus to build long term political engagement within Indigenous communities and with the Dem-NPL.All three women are members of the Three […]

September 10, 2020

North Dakotans Deserve Transparency, Not a Twisted Message from NDGOP Officials

BISMARCK, ND — Sen. Kevin Cramer said he has no problem with the decision President Trump made to purposefully mislead the public regarding the threat COVID-19 posed on United States citizens. Recorded interviews by Bob Woodward and The Washington Post revealed that President Trump knew COVID-19 was deadly and far more harmful than the flu, despite telling the […]

September 9, 2020

Dem-NPL Legislative Candidates Urge Action to Protect Educators, Support Staff 

BISMARCK, ND — A group of Dem-NPL legislative candidates urged the governor today to take action to protect teachers, support staff, and students at all North Dakota K-12 schools and higher education institutions. They urged Gov. Doug Burgum to build off executive orders he has issued since March extending workers compensation for specific essential workers who contract […]

September 8, 2020

Wednesday: Dem-NPL Leg Candidate Press Conference on Education Amid COVID-19

BISMARCK, ND — Press are invited to attend a virtual press conference Wednesday, September 9 at 12:30 p.m. (CT) during which four legislative candidates will introduce a proposal related to education and COVID-19.Speakers Naomi Muscha, retired teacher, District 24 House candidate Zachary Tomczik, University of North Dakota law student, District 42 House candidate Kari Breker, former social […]

September 4, 2020

The Democratic-NPL Party Statement on the North Dakota Supreme Court Decision in Oversen, et al. v. Jaeger 

The Democratic-NPL Party Statement on the North Dakota Supreme Court Decision in Oversen, et al. v. Jaeger  We agree with former Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle, the longest-serving chief justice in the state’s history, in his dissent stating:VandeWalle, Justice, dissenting.I respectfully dissent. Section 16.1-11-18(6)(d), N.D.C.C., provides a vacancy can be filled if a candidate “[c]eases to be qualified […]

September 1, 2020

Dem-NPL Endorses New Insurance Commissioner Candidate, Petitions Supreme Court

 BISMARCK, ND —  The Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen and the party’s newly endorsed insurance commissioner candidate Jason Anderson filed a petition yesterday to the North Dakota Supreme Court challenging Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s refusal to replace the party’s candidate for insurance commissioner. Oral arguments take place September 2, 11 a.m.The Supreme Court ordered Travisia Martin, the former […]