August 31, 2020

ICYMI: Former Sen. Heitkamp Featured Among USA Today’s “Women of the Century” 

BISMARCK, ND — Former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp was recently recognized as a part of the “Women of the Century” feature in USA Today, as printed in the Devils Lake Journal. The project celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and hopes to inspire women, girls, and their supporters to work toward a better America for […]

August 26, 2020

NDGOP Leaders Fail to Hold Reps Accountable for Hate-Posting

BISMARCK, ND — Within only a week two NDGOP representatives were caught posting hateful memes to their social media feeds. Rep. Rick Becker compared Black Lives Matter to the KKK, and stood by his post in media reports. Rep. Jim Kasper posted racist and sexist memes, including one calling Sen. Kamala Harris a “hoe.” Kasper said he was hacked, the […]

August 25, 2020

Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro to Keynote Dem-NPL Burdick Dinner 

BISMARCK, ND —  The Democratic-NPL Party announces that former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will keynote the annual Burdick Dinner, Saturday, September 26. The event will be held virtually this year as part of ongoing COVID-19 prevention measures while maintaining a robust campaign schedule leading up to November 3. Along with his work as HUD Secretary […]

August 24, 2020

NoDak Mail Sorting Machines Slated for Removal, Armstrong Votes Against USPS

BISMARCK, ND — As news broke that United States Postal Service sorting machines in Fargo, Grand Forks, and Bismarck were slated for removal, Rep. Kelly Armstrong voted against a bipartisan bill to support USPS and halt the mail slow-down felt nationwide.Armstrong has both admitted the systemic problems at USPS and brushed off his constituents’ concerns over the removal of […]

August 19, 2020

Drive-In with Biden Watch Party Brings Dem-NPLers Together During COVID-19

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party will host a Drive-in Watch Party Thursday as former Vice President Joe Biden headlines the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic National Convention programming will be broadcast on a “drive-in” screen at the Red River Valley Fairground, bringing Dem-NPLers together while maintaining physical distancing practices. Dem-NPL statewide candidates will speak briefly at 7:45 […]

August 17, 2020

USPS Gives NoDak a ‘Heightened Warning’ for Mail-in Ballot Delays

BISMARCK, ND —North Dakota is one of the states that received a “Heightened Warning” for mail-in ballot delays from the United States Postal Service, according to recent news from The Washington Post. That warning means delays are expected to a degree that could disenfranchise voters in North Dakota. The 33 of 53 counties that relied on mail-in […]

August 11, 2020

Dem-NPL Statement on Sen. Kamala Harris’ Selection as Vice Presidential Candidate

BISMARCK, ND —  A statement from The Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen on Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate.As a Senator and former attorney general for the largest state in the nation, Sen. Kamala Harris will be ready on day one to preside over the Senate and take over as […]

August 10, 2020

President Joins Sen. Cramer With Attack on Social Security, Rep. Armstrong Silent Again

BISMARCK, ND — This weekend, the president issued an executive action that would defer the payroll tax that funds both Social Security and Medicare. The tax will still be owed, and both programs are at risk as the president vowed to make the cuts permanent. The order was part of a set of actions that fell woefully […]

August 6, 2020

Burgum’s Call for Cuts Contradicted by Raises to Some Agency Heads

BISMARCK, ND — As Gov. Doug Burgum has directed departments across the state to cut their budget proposals for the next biennium, the Industrial Commission – led by Governor Burgum, –  also awarded significant raises to some agency heads. The story comes not long after reports the administration awarded bonuses in an inconsistent manner.Rep. Pam Anderson, a member […]

August 5, 2020

Sen. Cramer Should Fight For the Post Office, Rather than Insult Voters and Spread Rumors

BISMARCK, ND — Sen. Kevin Cramer insulted North Dakotans and other voters who want to exercise their right to vote by mail, which was widely available in North Dakota even before the pandemic when 33 of 53 North Dakota counties offered mail-in voting. The June primary, entirely vote by mail, saw a significantly higher than average primary turnout, […]