July 1, 2022

Democratic-NPL Lawmakers and Candidates Express Dismay, Frustration with SCOTUS Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta Decision

Bismarck, ND – In Wednesday’s 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court added to their controversial rulings. The decision expanded the authority of state governments on reservation land. Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta erodes tribal sovereignty, and cases like it may continue to do so in the future under this Supreme Court. Justice Neil Gorsuch, who sided with the […]

June 28, 2022

Democratic-NPL Legislative Leaders React To AG Office Budget Overrun

Bismarck, ND – Attorney General Drew Wrigley informed the ND Legislative Budget Section that the Attorney General’s office had accrued significant cost overruns due to a building it leases to house BCI, the Lottery, and the State Fire Marshal. There was a total of $1.8 million in overrun costs. $1.4 million of the unanticipated costs […]

June 24, 2022

North Dakota Legislators and Legislative Candidates React to Supreme Court Decision overturning Roe vs. Wade

Bismarck, ND – Democratic-NPL Legislators and Legislative Candidates reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision to Overturn Roe vs. Wade. Rep. Karla Rose Hanson of Fargo said, “By rolling back abortion rights at the federal level, the court is giving state legislatures the power to determine a pregnant person’s rights. Many states, including North Dakota, will […]

June 7, 2022

DNC Funds New North Dakota Democratic-NPL Organizing Director

Bismarck, ND – Today, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL is announcing that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has granted the state party’s request to fund a new organizing director to focus on early and robust voter engagement. The organizing director will be tasked with getting an early lead on volunteer recruitment, directing community outreach projects, and […]

May 18, 2022

Democratic-NPL Chair’s statement on Burgum’s enormous political contributions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2022 Bismarck, ND – Democratic-NPL Chair Patrick Hart had put out this statement after recent reporting showed massive contributions by Gov. Burgum to the Dakota Leadership PAC. “I wish this report were shocking, but it’s not. We’ve known for a while now that Doug Burgum wants to buy his own […]

April 8, 2022

Democratic-NPL Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2022 CONTACT: Laura Dronen Communications Director (701) 566-0616 [email protected] Democratic-NPL Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson Bismarck, ND – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has a proven track record of attracting bipartisan support in the Senate. She has now been confirmed four times on a bipartisan vote. U.S. Senate […]

November 19, 2021

President Biden Signs Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Into Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2021 CONTACT: Laura Dronen Communications Director (701) 566-0616 [email protected] President Biden Signs Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Into Law *Former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp attends signing ceremony, Dem-NPL Leaders celebrate historic investment in North Dakota* Bismarck, ND – President Biden signed his historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal into law, making good on a key […]

November 10, 2021

Tribal Subdistricts Dominate Day 2 of Special Legislative Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2021 CONTACT: Laura Dronen Communications Director (701) 566-0616 [email protected] Tribal Subdistricts Dominate Day 2 of Special Legislative Session Bismarck, ND –  After extensive debate, the North Dakota Legislature has moved one step closer to implementing subdistricts for the legislative boundaries that encompass MHA Nation and the Turtle Mountain Reservation—a move supported by […]

North Dakota Democratic-NPL Statement on the Passing of Former Secretary of State Jim Kusler

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2021 CONTACT: Laura Dronen Communications Director (701) 566-0616 [email protected] North Dakota Democratic-NPL Statement on the Passing of Former Secretary of State Jim Kusler Current and Former Lawmakers, including Sen. Kent Conrad, express their sentiments following the death of Secretary of State Jim Kusler **Obituary and Photo can be found here** […]

November 8, 2021

Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Delivers Major Win for North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2021 CONTACT: Laura Dronen Communications Director (701) 566-0616 [email protected] Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Delivers Major Win for North Dakota Bismarck, ND –  After months of intense negotiations, Americans are finally getting the Infrastructure Week they were promised. Friday evening, Congress passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Deal—a once-in-a-generation investment that will […]