Bans Off Our Bodies Rallies to be held across North Dakota

May 11, 2022 On Monday, May 2nd, Politico published a leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that explicitly overturns Roe v. Wade. This is an unprecedented leak from the court that, if true, would reverse nearly 50 years of precedent and explicitly end federal constitutional protections for abortion. North […]

No Longer Silenced by Fear. Exposing Open Secrets

April 25, 2022 | Amy Jacobson, Executive Director, Prairie Action ND April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, a designation to raise awareness of sexual assault and to break this cycle of violence. According to the ND Council on Abused Women’s Services (NDCAWS), “Sexual violence, sexual assault or sexual abuse is any type of […]

Make Economic Security for all Families a National Priority

March 11, 2022 | Amy Jacobson, Executive Director, Prairie Action ND Families are the basis of a thriving country and economy. When we address the economic insecurity that many families face and ensure that everyone with young children can afford the basic necessities of food, healthcare, housing, child care and transportation, we are creating conditions […]

‘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 is responsive and beneficial to the lived experiences of our diverse communities. Recently, we’ve seen quite a loss of women in elected office. This is concerning […]

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 thriving economy. Access to affordable child care is essential for parents to return to the workforce and maintain quality employment. However, many communities across […]

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 grant to implement age-appropriate, evidence-based sex education in North Dakota. The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) grant period is for 3 years: September 30, […]

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

October 7, 2021As submitted to Prairie Action ND The North Dakota Voices Network invites you to attend (Virtual) Solidarity Saturday on the October 8th at 10am. You can register for the virtual event here.  Solidarity Saturday is a space for North Dakotans to expand their knowledge, engage in conversation, and build community; all underscored by […]

Honoring Indian Boarding School Survivors in ND

September 30, 2021 ORANGE SHIRT DAY NORTH DAKOTA, A MEMORIAL WALK PLANNED FOR BISMARCKOne of several events around the country honoring The National Day of Remembrance for US Indian Boarding Schools on September 30.  BISMARCK, ND – In May 2021, 215 graves were uncovered at Kamloops Indian Boarding School in British Columbia, Canada. The bodies […]

Special Session Should Focus on Working Families Priorities

September 29th, 2021As submitted to Prairie Action ND With the upcoming special session, the Legislature and Governor must consider assisting working families with wrap-around benefits to fully address the workforce availability problem.  With additional funds coming from the Federal government from the pandemic, we need to think strategically about making the most of these dollars […]