January: The 2019 ND Legislative session convened on Thursday, January 3. The NDWN Legislative Committee was formed to track bills and develop strategies for the session. The committee consisted of NDWN staff, board and partner organizations from across the state.
February: On February 14, NDWN participated in Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour fundraising event for charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we raised nearly $10,000 to help continue our mission. The day ended with a Women’s Music Showcase at Laughing Sun Brewery in Bismarck.
March: NDWN held our biennial women’s advocacy and lobby day, WE Rise, March 3-4. Despite some intense winter weather, nearly 100 women and girls gathered in Bismarck for a hands-on learning experience about the legislative process. Because of our generous donors and partners, We Rise was again free for all attendees.