Take Action

Whether you have five minutes to take a quick action right now, you’re looking for a way to get more involved in your community, or anything in between, we need you to speak up, show up, and stand up progressive values in North Dakota.

Together, we are a powerful force building a state where everyone has a fair opportunity to succeed. Check out the options below to get started!

Pass SB 2301 for quality, affordable, accessible child care in ND!

North Dakota’s child care crisis has been building for decades, and the state can no longer ignore the needs of working families. SB 2301 ensures a livable wage with benefits to child care work without passing increased costs on to families. Take action now!

Child care businesses are struggling to stay open and are often left with little choice but to pay their workers low wages. Many of the state’s child care workers earn poverty-level wages. Median wage across North Dakota for a child care worker is $11.19 per hour, barely hovering above poverty level for a family of three.  The North Dakota Child Care Action Alliance estimates the bill requires a $150 million annual investment to supplement the wages of current workers and the anticipated need for additional workers. 

Send this message to your state senator to vote YES on SB 2301.

STOP the Hateful Attacks on LGBTQ North Dakotans

The ND legislature is working to pass some of the most extreme anti-LGBTQ bills in the country. 21 bills – yes, a package of TWENTY ONE hateful, discriminatory, and dangerous policies- all aimed at LGBTQ+ North Dakotans. Take Action NOW!

Many of these discriminatory bills target transgender kids, including bills that try to ban trans kids from playing sports or receiving life-saving health care. Others attempt to legitimize and protect the dangerous and discredited pseudotherapy known as conversion therapy ‘treatment’. 

Send this message to your legislators and demand the ND Legislature ends its assault on the LGBTQ+ community.

Take Action: ND School Meals Legislation

From our friends at the ND AFL-CIO: Schools play a vital role in ensuring that every North Dakota child has access to healthy food they need to learn and grow. The ND Legislature is considering two important pieces of legislation, together these school meal bills add up to a big step forward for North Dakota’s legacy; ensuring all kids get a hot meal while they are at school. Take Action NOW!

HB 1491 would provide school lunch at no cost for all public school students in North Dakota. HB 1494, regarding school meal policy, would prohibit all types of lunch shaming policies such as identifying which kids are on free or reduced lunch.

Contact your state legislators TODAY! Let them know you support school meals legislation.

North Dakota’s Working Families Need Paid Family Leave

EXPIRED 2/2/23: Over 62,000 North Dakotans serve as family caregivers and 46 percent of North Dakota’s private sector workforce are unable to earn even a single paid sick day- – – forcing them to choose between caring for themselves or a loved one and losing their paycheck. Take action now!

Paid leave can help employees balance the competing needs of work and family by allowing for partial wage replacement to address a personal illness, bond with a new child or care for a family member with a serious health condition.

Paid Family Leave can help working people be present for their families during critical times while easing the economic burden of extended time away from work.

Send this message to urge your state representatives to pass HB 1460 Paid Family Leave.

STOP Sen. Janne Myrdal and her Anti-Choice Cohorts!

EXPIRED 1/27/23: Anti-abortion politicians like Sen. Janne Myrdal are trying to control our bodies and our lives, take away our freedom, and force their will on the rest of us. Take Action NOW!

SB 2150 is a near total abortion ban with a narrow rape exception that would only apply in the earliest stages of pregnancy—before many even know they are pregnant. Decisions surrounding pregnancy resulting from rape are very personal decisions in which victims deserve a full range of options without judgment or coercion from others. 

Send this message to your state senator and urge a NO vote on SB 2150.