Consider your support ~

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This next Tuesday, September 28, marks just five weeks until Election Day on November 2nd – will you help me finish strong?

Now is the time: Money matters. Please give. Let’s get a new voice to the ND State Legislature.

Born and raised in Fargo I have served the City of Fargo with Fargo Mayors, Bruce Furness and Dennis Walaker since 1996. I decided to run for the ND House of Representatives because I’m ready to take my service to elected office. I know the people of my district, I know the issues that matter to them and most importantly I know what I stand for when it comes to the people of my district and of North Dakota: Accountable public service, Opportunity for all North Dakotans and Strong Leadership for working families.

Running for the legislature allows me do more for the people of my district and my state. In ND, politics is not so much political as personal, and my background as a young professional, a Native American and long-time public servant will bring a much needed perspective to the decision making table of our state government.  I want to work to pass legislation that will further the major agenda of the constituents in my district and of most North Dakotans; how we can earn a decent living and how we can raise our children successfully.

I’m also running to deliver a message that North Dakota is more progressive than those outside our state can begin to imagine. We need to start reflecting our progressive values within our state legislature, which means electing more women, young people and people of color.

If I became a representative, my biggest legislative priorities would be:

Infrastructure projects.  If our state does not provide quality roads, safe water systems, permanent flood-protection, and expanded internet and broadband services, we falter and fall behind.  By strengthening our state’s overall infrastructure with sound projects and investments, we attract new development and maintain our position as a successful state in this time of economic uncertainty.

We tackle the same issue every election – how can we better people’s lives?  Specifically, in north Fargo’s District 45, high priorities include long-term flood control as well as ensuring that NDSU and the Research and Technology Park remain beacons of quality education and innovation.  There is the ever-rising concern of local property taxes rates and inadequately funded K-12 schools.  North Fargo has a diverse population, and serving District 45 effectively presents unique opportunities and challenges.  As a state we need to ensure to the people of North Dakota that we can make decisions that will build economy, create and maintain good jobs and have support children and families.

With just over 5 weeks to go, please give to Friends of Prairie Rose, and help me finish strong.

Your contributions will allow me to reach and engage voters in a meaningful way.

Many thanks for your support and generosity.

In service and solidarity ~

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Or you can mail your contributions to: Friends of Prairie Rose PO Box 84, Fargo, ND 58107

40 Days

40 Days Friends

40 Days to drive home the movement that is the Democratic Party.

Our movement is strategic.

We’ve been working our tails off to cultivate a base of support. But without a plan to win, our base can’t help us.

Well, our plan is to WIN! To turn out voters and to elect Leadership that embodies the values of our party.

With a great plan, comes a great vision.

As Democrats we call forth a vision that is larger than what the media presents, or what details we’re focused on at the moment. This vision to better people’s lives, fix our economy and be accountable to the people of this great state has engaged North Dakotan’s passion to come together on common ground. Our common values to live a good life, lead a good life, to speak up and take risks so that our vision can move forward.

Passion is contagious and the base we are assembling has been instrumental in spreading our message. The essence of a powerful movement is described as people working together to achieve a common goal. It is up to us to fold people into the process of democracy. The voters we engage should be more than just be voting. The sooner we fold new people in, the more we grow and secure our success not just in this election, but elections to come.

Movements commit to change over decades.

Change is often a long process and your commitment is needed. We’ve been able to take advantage of moments in time that have shaped our state and our country for the better. The Democratic party, is the bison that faces the storm. We will face the challenges head on. We use the current issues to engage the passion of the people. Whatever the issue, together we rise to meet the challenges of the times. Facing worker’s rights, civil rights, health reform, financial reform, our infrastructure needs and water issues in North Dakota. It is our party that holds the institution of government accountable. We are the reason people believe in our state and federal government. We are the reason people believe in the American Dream.

Now is the time. All the work that has led up to these 40 days is about to pay off or fall short. Be bold friends. We cannot control every step of a movement or the outcomes of our hard work every time, but whatever the outcome, I don’t want November 3 to come around with the thought that I could have done more. I know, I will be doing all I can. I ask you to get up every day for the next 40 days with the same attitude. We’re doing all we can.

Remember passion is contagious. Believe in your party, believe in your candidates, believe that you represent, and our movement will be successful.

Understand these next 40 days in biblical proportions. We’ve worked hard and the work coming is going to be even tougher. We’re not going to have good days every day, there will be moments that you want to give up, or shut down, but don’t. Take a deep breath, and know that we are the worker’s of change. Agents of change within the Democratic party, and your work is so very necessary right now. What we’re going through will make the night of November 2 so much more meaningful. Whether volunteers, candidates, campaign workers, party supporters, we’re all in this together.

Many thanks for your support, service and solidarity to the movement that is the Democratic Party.

In service and solidarity ~p.rose

Please consider showing your support with a financial contribution
Friends of Prairie Rose
PO Box 84
Fargo, ND

Do what you do…..hecel lena oyate kin nipi kte – so that the people may live

Prairie Rose
PO Box 84
Fargo ND 58107