North Dakota Voting Information

February 26, 2021

North Dakota Democratic-NPL Supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s American Rescue Plan

BISMARCK, ND — As our state approaches one year since the first positive COVID-19 case was reported, the Democratic-NPL is calling on Congressman Armstrong, Senator Hoeven, and Senator Cramer to pledge their support for the American Rescue Plan, which will provide essential economic relief to North Dakotans, including: $1,400 direct relief checks on top of $600 checks previously […]

Dem-NPL Lawmakers Fighting for ND Families

By Sen. Joan Heckaman & Rep. Josh Boschee  BISMARCK — Nearly halfway through the 67th legislative session, Democratic-NPL lawmakers continue to fight for policies that support North Dakotans and their families. We have had many successes and a few missed opportunities so far this session, and we remain committed to strengthening communities and families, ensuring […]

February 25, 2021

Documents Show NDGOP Leadership Complicit in Luke Simons Sexual Harassment Coverup

BISMARCK, ND — A recently released file shows a shocking history and vile pattern of systematic abuse and sexual harassment towards female Legislative Council staff and interns by Rep. Luke Simons (R-Dickinson). The file was only released after reports about Simon’s vulgar and aggressive behavior towards female legislators and staff surfaced during the 2021 legislative session. Though Simon’s inappropriate behavior and clear […]

February 23, 2021

Unethical Lawmakers Tell Voters: “Just Try To Stop Us!”

Bismarck, ND – Yesterday, the North Dakota House ignored the will of the people by shooting down HB 1024, which sought to provide Constitutionally mandated funding for the State Ethics Commission created by the voters of North Dakota in the 2018 general election. Following the vote, HB 1024 was rereferred to the House Appropriations Committee for further […]

February 17, 2021

Double Take: NDGOP Legislators Vote Against Health Care Coverage for a Second Time

Bismarck, ND – Today, HB 1203 was voted down by 72 House Republicans. This comes less than three weeks after 39 Senate Republicans voted down SB 2222. Both bills sought to ensure necessary health care coverage would continue, such as coverage for those with preexisting conditions, if a lawsuit, which AG Stenehjem recklessly signed the state onto and the NDGOP fully […]

February 15, 2021

While Stenehjem Tries to Close Door on Health Care Access, President Biden Opens Special ACA Enrollment Window

Bismarck, ND – As part of President Biden’s pledge to “Build Back Better”, the White House announced today the immediate opening of a Special Health Insurance Enrollment period through Healthcare.gov. In a statement from the Oval Office, President Biden affirmed his commitment “to ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care – especially in the […]

February 11, 2021

NDGOP Lawmakers Declare Transgender Children Aren’t People

Bismarck, ND – Today, HB 1298, a grotesquely discriminatory anti-Transgender bill that prohibits children from participating in school sports based on gender identity, was shamefully passed in the North Dakota House by a vote of 65 to 26. It now goes to the North Dakota Senate, where the conscience and soul of our state will […]

February 10, 2021

With Oscar Season Approaching, Kevin Cramer Performs Award-Worthy Fake Outrage

BISMARCK, ND — Sen. Kevin Cramer released an official statement responding to the impeachment proceedings of former President, Donald Trump. The statement, which included words generally associated with Cramer’s treatment of constituents and fair and free elections – “mockery” and “disgusting” – comes shortly after Cramer supported several events, rallies, and fake news on the election results that led […]

February 5, 2021

Democratic-NPL Senators Endorse Mac Schneider for U.S. Attorney

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – The Senate Dem-NPL Caucus is asking U.S. President Joe Biden to appoint Mac Schneider as U.S. Attorney for North Dakota. Schneider, a Fargo native, served in the North Dakota Senate from 2009 to 2016. “Mac was a tremendous asset to our Caucus and our State,” said Sen. Kathy Hogan (D-Fargo). “His leadership skills […]

Appropriations Committee Approves Pay Increase for State Employees (Dem-NPL proposal defeated on a party-line vote)

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – The Senate Appropriations Committee voted today to provide state employees with a 2 percent raise each year during the 2021-2023 biennium. Before the vote, Sen. Tim Mathern (D-Fargo) proposed a Democratic-NPL plan to provide employees with 3 percent raises each year. The key difference between the two plans was how to address […]