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Prairie Action ND

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Low Interest Loans to Pay for Child Care” are Not the Answer

January 9, 2022 | By Melissa Gjellstad, Grand Forks, ND The Grand Forks Herald Editorial board is right, we need to figure out a way to make child care more affordable for North Dakota’s working families. It’s really expensive, even with just one kid. One year of child care is equivalent to a year’s tuition […]

‘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 […]