June 6, 2019

It’s Urgent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6th, 2019 ***Release*** It’s Urgent (BISMARCK, ND) – If you live in a rural community, you know that the grocery store is more than just a food retailer. It is an economic driver, a meeting place, the heart of your community. Without the grocery store, accessing healthy food can turn into a road trip. For […]

June 5, 2019

A Growing Crisis; Addressed by the Democratic-NPL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5th, 2019 ***Release*** A Growing Crisis; Addressed by the Democratic-NPL (BISMARCK, ND) – Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribal Chairman Jamie Azure spoke with Joel Heitkamp last Friday on News and Views. He expressed his frustrations with the state and federal delegation doing nothing to address the ever-growing drug crisis on many reservations including Turtle Mountain. Chairman Azure […]

May 31, 2019

Dem-NPL Legislators Take Action on Mental Health Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31st, 2019   ***Release*** Dem-NPL Legislators Take Action on Mental Health Services. (BISMARCK, ND) – Today, May 31st marks the conclusion of Mental Health Awareness Month. Dem-NPL legislators were aware of the unique challenges and barriers surrounding mental health this session, and successfully championed behavioral health program improvements for children, with services that span prevention, treatment, […]

May 30, 2019

ICYMI: Burgum is Wrong to ask Farmers to Prove their Patriotism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29th, 2019 ***Release*** ICYMI: Burgum is Wrong to ask Farmers to Prove their Patriotism (BISMARCK, ND) – As negotiations with China continue to sputter, and other nations reap the benefits, overall sentiment from farmers across the country has gone from “We stand by the Administration,” to “This can’t go on much longer.” […]

May 29, 2019

Praise for Dem-NPL Legislators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29th, 2019 ***Release*** Praise for Dem-NPL Legislators (BISMARCK, ND) – Since the end of the 66th legislative session, constituents from all over the state have been writing in to express their gratitude for legislators. Democratic-NPL legislators have worked across the aisle to provide better mental health services, support education, protection those with pre-existing conditions, and to build […]

Unintended Consequences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29th, 2019 ***Release***  ICYMI: Unintended Consequences (BISMARCK, ND) – The Administration’s new $16B farm bailout could further hurt the agricultural community. As many farmers are in the process of deciding what to plant, their decisions could be influenced by which crops receive greater payouts, such as soybeans. This would add to already record […]

May 24, 2019

Trade, not Aid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24th, 2019 ***Release*** Trade, not Aid (BISMARCK, ND) – In a tone-deaf move, the Administration felt compelled yesterday – during the middle of planting season – to announce a new aid package, totaling $16 billion in an attempt to offset damages to farmers reeling from the lingering trade war. How much each farmer receives […]

Remember when Kevin Cramer Called Concerned Farmers Hysterical?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23rd, 2019 ***Release*** #ThrowbackThursday: Remember when Kevin Cramer Called Concerned Farmers Hysterical? (BISMARCK, ND) – Kevin Cramer, then-Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, said he felt the alleged “hysteria” from dropping commodity prices and lost markets needed to be scaled back. “There are people, particularly Democrats, who want to pour fuel on the fire of […]

May 21, 2019

Trade War Will Hurt American Shoppers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21st, 2019 ***Release*** Trade War Will Hurt American Shoppers (BISMARCK, ND) – Shoppers can expect to soon see higher prices on everyday items like soap and tissues as the latest round of tariffs will trickle down to consumers. American businesses have so far shouldered the burden of rising costs. Now, they are left with […]

ICYMI: Dem-NPL Criminal Justice & Public Safety Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20th, 2019 ***Release*** ICYMI: Dem-NPL Criminal Justice & Public Safety Legislation (BISMARCK, ND) – Representative Karla Rose Hanson outlines a few of the successes she and her Dem-NPL colleagues championed this legislative session and notes some of the bad bills introduced by Republicans that would have undermined public safety. ·    Representative Mary […]