Measure 1 Scores Major Victory Against Powerful Special Interests, Bringing More Transparency and Accountability to Government in North Dakota
“The powers that be should take notice of this landmark victory—we're not going away until transparency and accountability are the order of the day in North Dakota politics.”
North Dakota Petroleum Council illustrates the cycle of political influence and accountability behind corporations and lobbying groups opposing Measure 1
Nov. 1, Bismarck, ND—This afternoon at a press conference at their office in Bismarck, North Dakotans for Public Integrity announced the discovery of a so-called “dark money” group attempting to influence North Dakotans’ voting decisions through paid advertisements on Facebook about Measure 1, the North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment, for which the money spent has not been reported.
Anti-Corruption Amendment Supported By North Dakotans Who Believe it Essential to Protect the Integrity of Government from the Influence of Unaccountable Special Interests
Data Obtained by North Dakotans for Public Integrity via Freedom of Information Request Reveal that Vague Law, Poor Oversight, and Lack of Proper Enforcement Mechanisms Hide the Influence of Lobbyists from North Dakotans
94% of Funding for "North Dakotans for Sound Government" Comes from Eight Corporate Interest Groups, Several of Which Do Not Disclose Original Funding Sources
Campaign Legal Center Endorses North Dakota Measure 1, Releases Memo Affirming Its Constitutionality and Dispelling Opposition’s False Claims about Its Transparency Requirements
Nation’s leading experts on campaign finance and election law present legal opinion that North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment “furthers First Amendment principles”
Oct. 1, 2018 (Bismarck, ND)—The Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to protect and strengthen the U.S. democratic process across all levels of government, has announced its endorsement of Measure 1, the North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment.
North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger certified the North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment for the November ballot. North Dakotans for Public Integrity, the nonpartisan group sponsoring the amendment, collected more than 38,000 signed petitions, far more than the 26,904 valid signatures required. The group turned in petitions on June 18th, 2018.