One of the most effective ways that you can help institute Article XIV is to contact your legislators and show your support. While Article XIV is currently part of the Constitution, some of the specifics have not yet been hammered out. Ask your legislators how they are working to implement ethics in government. Tell them that you expect common sense implementation and total constitutionality!
Find your representative:
You can find your district and legislators along with contact information here:
Just type your house number and zip code, then select your address from the list.
What to say:
Ask them if they are on the interim study committee on ethics. If so, ask them whether they are working to bring the bill passed in the 2019 session into compliance with the ethics amendment, Article XIV in the state constitution.
All legislators will consider bills in the 2021 legislative session that relate to transparency, integrity, and accountability. Ask yours how they voted in 2019 on House Bill 1521 ("No" is the best answer) and Senate Bill 2148 ("Yes" is the best answer). Tell them you expect honesty and no self-dealing from your public officials and ask them how they will make sure North Dakota's standing on public integrity ratings goes up.
The majority of voters in the districts listed below voted YES on Measure 1. This represents 31 (66 percent) of all legislative districts. If you are in one of these districts, you can point out to your legislators that the voters who elected them strongly support Article XIV and are looking for them to do the same. Tell them "we will remember who respects us when we vote in November 2020."
Districts voting FOR Measure 1: 1 3 4 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 32 34 35 40 41 42 43 44 45 and 46
For any other resources like letter templates, further information on what to say, or more help finding your legislator, email us at NDintegrity@gmail.com.