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Prairie Action ND

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 […]

🚨 Demand Rep. Nico Rios Resign from Office!🚨

Urgent Call to Action: Demand the Resignation of Representative Nico Rios from the North Dakota legislature! Sign the petition NOW! On December 15th, Representative Rios (Republican, District 23- Williston) was arrested for DUI after refusing a chemical test during a traffic stop in Williston, ND. Shockingly, he made racist, homophobic, and discriminatory comments towards the […]

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 […]

Upholding Reproductive Rights: A Call to Action in North Dakota

June 18, 2023By: Amy JacobsonExecutive Director, Prairie Action ND  It has been one year since the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade, a decision that shattered nearly 50 years of precedent and stripped individuals of the right to control their own bodies. Following swiftly, our state legislature passed a stringent near-total […]

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 […]

21 Bills: ND Legislature Targets LGBTQ+ Community

January 27, 2023  As you may have heard on the news or read in the paper, there is an active assault against LGBTQ+ folks in North Dakota. With legislative hearings currently in session at the capital, it is imperative that we stand together and take action against these harmful, life threatening bills.  Twenty One anti-LGBTQ+ […]

North Dakota Aims to be Queer Free by 2025

January 18, 2023 | Faye Seidler, LBGTQ+ Advocate and Activist I’m a suicide prevention advocate that specializes in LGBTQ+ populations. While the legislative session may still introduce new bills, we already have thirteen that specifically target queer folks. They range from mundane policy updates to legislation so new and horrifying we don’t have a cute […]

Politicians shouldn’t be in control of our lives, we should!

January 12, 2023 | Amy Jacobson, Executive Director of Prairie Action ND Anti-abortion politicians in North Dakota are trying to control our bodies and our lives, take away our freedom, and force their will on the rest of us.  These extremist politicians are intent on banning abortion with little regard for our values or what’s […]

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 […]