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Prairie Action ND

Use of Fetal Development Video Must Stop

By: Micah Harwood, former Fargo Public Schools Student March 30, 2024 I am a former student of Fargo Public Schools and so I am aware of a lot of internal problems that need to be addressed. However, I will gloss over those for the sole reason of having this specific issue addressed. Fargo Public Schools […]

Fair Housing Month Reminds Us There is Work Left To Do to Ensure Fair Housing for All

By: Michelle Rydz, Executive Director, High Plains Fair Housing Center April 1, 2024 This month all over the state of North Dakota we commemorate Fair Housing Month with trainings, panel discussions, movies, library displays, and city and state proclamations celebrating this important legislation. The Fair Housing Act, passed days after the assassination of Dr. Martin […]

North Dakotans Deserve Health Care, Including Abortion and IVF

By: Elizabeth Samuelson March 24, 2024 Just before the Alabama Supreme Court ruling, I received a diagnosis informing me that my partner and I would possibly need assistance through IVF to have a child. I began having various labs and medical procedures completed to assess the health of my reproductive organs while representatives in North […]

Demand Removal of Deceptive Video from Fargo Schools

Did you know that Fargo Public Schools is currently using a video in health class produced by the far-right, anti-choice organization Live Action? This video, titled ‘Baby Olivia’, is highly deceptive, inaccurately portraying the developmental timeline of fetuses and employing a pregnancy timeline that contradicts mainstream medical standards. As concerned parents and community members, we must push […]

No North Dakotan Should Have To Go Hungry Due to Bureaucratic Inefficiency

By: Amy Jacobson, Executive Director, February 22nd, 2024  Governor Burgum’s administration continues to fail to meet the needs of North Dakotans most vulnerable. There are deep concerns regarding the current state of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits processing in our state. KFGO reporter Tasha Carvell’s article “N.D. SNAP administration under scrutiny by feds as […]

North Dakota Needs School Meals for All Children

By: Heather Tyulyandin of West Fargo, NDFebruary 8th, 2024  I sincerely applaud the effort by Mandan Middle School students who fundraised to pay off the lunch debt of their peers. However, this highlights the still-present need for school meal funding in North Dakota. According to “School Lunch Debt Statistics” EducationData.org 16,900 children in our state are […]

Disconnect Between ND Voters, Legislators

11.13.23 – The North Dakota News Cooperative report:  “North Dakota legislators are out of sync with their voters on the state’s strict abortion law and decidedly independent on topics like property taxes and ballot measures expected to be a focal point during elections a year from now, according to results from the first North Dakota […]

North Dakota Supreme Court Says “Trigger” Ban is Likely Unconstitutional

State Supreme Court keeps the total abortion ban blocked 03.16.23 – Today, the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that the state’s total abortion ban violates the state constitution and should remain blocked. In its decision, the court found that abortion providers’ challenge to the “trigger” law is likely to succeed and that ban likely violates […]

A ‘Good Life’ is an Economy that Respects Working People

January 5, 2023 | Landis Larson, president of North Dakota AFL-CIO After reading the Forum’s headline ” ‘Good Life’ campaign brings 9 new workers to ND in first 6 months ” I knew I was in for a good chuckle. Gov. Burgum’s pet project to attract workers to North Dakota through an “innovative” PR campaign […]

Learn to Leverage our Collective Power!

January 3, 2023  Grassroots activism is when ordinary people take actions meant to demonstrate public opinion or demands and spark political change. We invite you to join January’s Solidarity Saturday ‘Advocacy 101: A Guide to Grassroots Advocacy during the ND Legislative Session’ to inspire you to leverage your voice for collective power. Register now for […]