Stephanie Goetz moderated a great afternoon with panelists that included Sup. Ct. Justice Lisa Fair McEvers, ND DPI Supt. Kirsten Baesler, Thompson Mayor Karyn Hippen, NDSU/Community Vitality Director Lynette Flage, and business owner & advocate Jessica Lipsiea Arneson. Awesome job by all!
August 26th was the 96th Anniversary of the congressional certification of the 19th Amendment, providing women with the constitutional right to vote. The efforts and sacrifices of so many women – and men – were essential for this spectacular accomplishment.
As an individual that was influenced by the women’s movement of the sixties and seventies, I grew up feeling I’d missed the opportunity participate in something very special. It seemed the work had been finished, and all would be well for women going forward. To varying degrees this has been true, especially as it relates to education, business and entrepreneurship. Pay equality remains elusive in some cases, but there is real optimism in addressing disparities. Read more
Rep. Rick Holman, April 5, 2016.
Marilyn and I have attended most of the Dem/NPL Conventions for the past 30 or 40 years. In the 70’s and 80’s we lived in Steele County so were delegates for District 23. In the early 90’s when we moved to the Mayville area we have followed District 20. This year’s convention had some differences worth noting.
Why? For the past year or so, the party leadership has been Kylie Oversen, Chair and Rob Haider, Executive Director. Anyone who knows them would classify them as young and talented. Looking around at the attendees at the convention, it was obvious that something has changed likely due to their influence. There were a lot of young people including a lot of young women. The Convention theme was Building for the Future while Honoring the Past. Currently, the ND Dem Party is at a low point when considering our presence in the Legislature and in statewide offices. The Republicans have a super majority in the Legislature, as well as every elected state office. Read more
A GREAT time was had by all at the Democratic District 20 Convention held yesterday in Hillsboro. We had record numbers attend to support Phil, Rick and Gail in their pursuit of the Democratic nomination for the legislative seats of District 20. Literally – a packed house with a great group of people from all across the District – and one from Minnesota!
Share with your friends and neighbors! We’re looking forward to a great exchange.
Beginning next Saturday we’ll begin a series of Coffee Times to discuss all things legislative. All are welcome to attend one or more of these as we work to provide information on current affairs in the legislature – and stay connected with our local priorities. With the wide variety of issues out there, these opportunities should prove to be very interesting. Bring your thoughts, ideas, concerns and suggestions! We’ll bring the coffee and treats.
Just one week before Bismarck is converged upon – and the 2013 Legislative Session officially begins.
Besides wishing all the very best for the new year, we also wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that our “door” is always open. We can be contacted via email, phone or text – or messaged through this site. We’ll keep regular updates posted here, but you can also request automatic updates emailed right to your computer’s inbox – just let us know any way we can bring the session to you in the most effective manner possible.
Be safe and happy this New Year’s evening! 🙂