TODAY’S ND ACTION: Amend HB1427
You may recall that HB1427, the refugee bill, was changed to a study bill in the ND legislature. That’s great, but so far it is only going to study the costs of refugee resettlement to ND. We’re asking for the bill to be amended to include a study of the benefits refugees bring, too.
Contact the Senate Political Subdivision Committee and ask them to support the current HB1427 WITH AMENDMENT!
“My name is ________________, I live in [city, and district if you know it]. I am calling to ask you to support House Bill 1427 with the following amendment: that the study includes the benefits that refugees bring to the community. A study looking only at costs does not represent a fair or accurate total picture. I believe the amendment is necessary, because….”
This is your chance to TELL YOUR STORY.
As a New American:
Why did you come to the United States? How long have you lived in North Dakota? What are your dreams for the future? How would this bill affect you and your family?
As an ally to our refugee and New American neighbors:
What relationships do you have with our refugee and New American neighbors? How do you feel these relationships enrich your person, professional, and community life?
“Thank you for your time, please a recommend a Do Pass with a benefit amendment on HB1427.”
The committee is meeting tomorrow morning, so we want to contact them today. It’s okay to email, and to contact representatives who aren’t from your district.
Sen. Randall Burckhard (5 – Minot) 701-838-1509 email@example.com
Sen. Howard Anderson (8 – Turtle Lake) 701-861-9749 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Jim Dotzenrod (26 – Wyndmere) 701-640-3926 email@example.com
Sen. Jordan Kannianen (4 – Stanley) 701-421-8813 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Diane Larson (30 – Bismarck) 701-400-7218 email@example.com
Sen. Judy Lee (13 – West Fargo) 701-282-6512 firstname.lastname@example.org
TODAY’S MN ACTION: Ask Peterson about the AHCA
We are calling Collin Peterson’s office to ask what his position is on the AHCA, the ACA replacement bill. If he is voting for it, why? If he isn’t sure yet, what information does he need before he makes a decision? And if he is voting against it, say thanks!
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056