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‘Toxic’ Environment Causes Two ND Women Legislators to Retire

By Amy Jacobson, executive director of Prairie Action ND | Nov. 26, 2021

It’s true: Elected leadership that reflects the population of our state is critical to policymaking that…

Working Families Relying on Congress to Fix Child Care Crisis and Pass Build Back Better

By Landis Larson, president North Dakota AFL-CIO | Nov. 21, 2021

This special session was a missed opportunity to focus on what North Dakota working families need, with attention…

Investments in Child Care in Build Back Better a Giant Leap Forward for North Dakota’s Working Families

For Immediate Release: Oct. 29, 2021

FARGO, ND – Yesterday the Biden Administration released the Build Back Better framework to grow the U.S. economy and to spur recovery for…

Lack of Child Care in Rural Communities is Hurting Children in Need of Foster Homes

By: Lindsey Wilkinson
October 16, 2021

I am a mom and a union steelworker building Bobcats in southeast North Dakota, where my husband, Will, also…

ND Kids Count: We Must Address the Child Care Crisis

October 15, 2021

ND Kids Count is making recommendations to the North Dakota Legislature to address the Child Care crisis in the state. “Child care is a critical component of a…

Planned Parenthood in ND Awarded Sex Education Grant

October 14, 2021

FARGO, ND – Effective and reliable sex education will continue in North Dakota. The U.S. Department of HHS has awarded Planned Parenthood North Central States a $250,000 annual…

‘Housing is a Human Right’ topic of October Solidarity Saturday

October 7, 2021
As submitted to Prairie Action ND

The North Dakota Voices Network invites you to attend (Virtual) Solidarity Saturday on the October 8th at 10am. You…

Honoring Indian Boarding School Survivors in ND

September 30, 2021

ORANGE SHIRT DAY NORTH DAKOTA, A MEMORIAL WALK PLANNED FOR BISMARCK
One of several events around the country honoring The National Day of Remembrance for US Indian…

Special Session Should Focus on Working Families Priorities

September 29th, 2021
As submitted to Prairie Action ND

With the upcoming special session, the Legislature and Governor must consider assisting working families with wrap-around benefits…

Reproductive Right Rallies Across North Dakota

620 national events, including 3 in North Dakota, are scheduled for October 2nd to rally for abortion access and reproductive rights. Rally’s are planned in Fargo, Bismarck

Get Federal Relief Aid to the People

September 6th, 2021
As submitted to Prairie Action ND

This Labor Day, we at the North Dakota AFL-CIO would like you to think about the working…

ND Organizations Urge Gov. Burgum to Invest in Child Care in Open Letter

An Open Letter to Governor Burgum Add your name here

Dear Governor Burgum,

Child care is a critical component of a thriving economy. Access to affordable child care is…

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