Prairie Action ND



Our Mission is to serve as a strong, credible voice to create greater balance in North Dakota politics, to ensure policies reflect our values, to support families and economic fairness, and to hold elected officials accountable.


Prairie Action ND is a rapid response communications organization promoting progressive values, messages and actions. While campaigns come and go, we’re the permanent home for progressive media and action in our state. 


Prairie Action ND combines communication and online organizing with offline action to advance progressive solutions for local communities and for our state. Prairie Action ND supports organizational partners in communications & messaging development, political analysis on state and local issues, strategic and digital advocacy campaigns, and media amplification for the progressive movement.

We work to ensure all perspectives are heard in order to create more balance in North Dakota politics. 

Our Team

Amy Jacobson

Amy Jacobson is the executive director of Prairie Action ND where she creates and executes high impact media and communications strategies that drive progressive change and lift up diverse voices in our state. 

Amy’s background in issue-based communications work is rooted in state level advocacy campaigns. Over the course of her 20 year career she has focused on public policies that impact equality and equity in North Dakota including access to affordable housing, child care, health care, reproductive rights, and human rights.

Amy was recognized as Distinguished Alumni in 2015. And in 2016 she was honored with the YWCA of Cass Clay “Woman of the Year” award for her work advocating for ND women and families.


Sydney Stock

Sydney Stock is the Digital Communications Organizer for Prairie Action ND where she’s establishing the new organic content distribution initiative, Megaphone. This project is a collaboration between our national organization, ProgressNow, and a cohort of state affiliates. She is working to recruit and develop a base of volunteers across North Dakota in order to disseminate progressive content across social media, social circles, and beyond.

Sydney studied Environmental Sustainability, Philosophy, and Communications at Concordia graduating in 2021. Since then she has worked in civic engagement and prairie restoration to higher education student basic needs coordination.


Danielle Lahn

Dani (she/her) is a graduate fellow at Prairie Action ND Institute where she focuses on reproductive and sexual health education and advocacy. PANDI hosts a monthly webinar called “Self-Managed Abortion, Safe and Supported” (SASS) which she facilitates virtually for folks all over the United States. SASS provides information on the World Health Organization’s protocols for self-managing an abortion up to 12 weeks in gestation with mifepristone + misoprostol or misoprostol alone.Through her graduate studies at the University of Florida, she is leading an evaluation project to analyze the learning outcomes and impact of SASS. 
Dani has a background in reproductive and sexual health, working as a comprehensive sexual health educator, sex coach, advocate, companion and trainer over the last decade.

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