DemNewswire opposes Measure 1 and urges North Dakota voters to vote NO
Measure 1, first and foremost, is about abortion – a subject about which North Dakotans are likely pretty well split. But here is why all sensible North Dakotans should oppose Measure 1, i.e., should vote “no.”
A lawsuit challenging North Dakota’s same-sex marriage ban — the last in the country to be challenged in court — was filed Friday morning, a deputy clerk confirmed.
Taylor For Governor - North Dakota
Ryan Taylor’s life is a reflection of the promise of North Dakota. It is anchored in the values of family, community and hard work. Ryan was shaped by these values growing up on his family’s ranch and they are the values that serve as the foundation of his commitment to making North Dakota the state it can be.
Pam Gulleson’s roots in North Dakota’s land and community run deep. A life-long resident of the state, she learned early on the values of hard work and dedication to family and community while growing up on the family dairy farm in southeastern North Dakota.Family farming continues to be the primary work of Pam and Bill, her husband of nearly 30 years, who are partners in a farm and ranching business with their sons near Rutland, North Dakota. The fifth-generation family farm raises corn, beans, and alfalfa, and operates a cattle feedlot. Another son owns and operates a small business in Lisbon.
Bill and Pam are pleased their sons have chose to return to rural North Dakota after college, where the entire family works together to operate and manage the farming operation and where all are involved in their communities.
A longtime interest in public service led Pam to run for the North Dakota House of Representatives, where she served for 16 years. While there, she was elected assistant floor leader by her caucus and served on the appropriations committee.
In the state capitol, Pam earned respect from both sides of the aisle as a fair-minded legislator who got things done. She actively supported middle class and working families, economic development and infrastructure investment, promoted renewable energy and clean tech initiatives, ensured expanded education and research and development funding, and insisted that government be held accountable.
Pam worked for 9 years as U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan’s state director and chief of staff, where she advanced major initiatives on farm, energy, trade and Native American policy, water development, flood protection, and research and development. She is especially known for her work with Senator Dorgan in creating the Red River Valley Research Corridor, which has brought hundreds of high-paying jobs to North Dakota.
Pam received the Excellence in Programming Award from the ND State Department of Health for her work on preventative health initiatives in rural communities and the Legislator of the Year Award from the ND Vocational Education Association for her work to expand vocational and technical training programs across the State of North Dakota.
America’s small towns and rural communities are all about the values that America was founded on — family and community come first and if you’re willing to work hard, you can make a good life for yourself and a better one for your kids.
President Barack Obama knows that too many rural families are working harder and harder and not getting ahead. He’s committed to restoring the promise that has always been America — if you work hard, pull your weight and act responsibly, you’ll get a fair shake in this economy.