• October 18, 2018

Editorial Boards Oppose Measure 1

Editorial Boards Oppose Measure 1

150 150 No on Measure 1

Contact: Geoff Simon, 701-527-1832

For Immediate Release: October 17, 2018

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 Editorial Boards Oppose Measure 1

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Grand Forks Herald, The Jamestown Sun, West Fargo Pioneer and The Dickinson Press Urge Readers to Vote No on Measure 1. 

 (Bismarck, ND) – Four of the largest newspapers in the state of North Dakota announced their opposition to Measure 1 this past weekend.

 In an effort to inform their readers of the Measure’s dangerous implications to free speech, all Forum Communications papers in North Dakota urge their readers to vote NO on Measure 1.

 “We welcome the Forum’s editorial board taking such a careful look and scrutinizing the flaws in Measure 1. The willingness of Forum management and the Editorial Board to oppose this fatally flawed measure is commendable and we are proud they stand with NDSG in opposition to Measure 1.” says GNDC President & CEO Arik Spencer. 

The Forum management and Editorial Board’s announcement comes as North Dakotans for Sound Government (NDSG) continues to see a rise in Measure 1 opposition from a wide array of North Dakota businesses and organizations.

Geoff Simon, Chairman of NDSG echoed this fact, stating, “The misinformation campaign by proponents of Measure 1 is not fooling North Dakotans.  As the Forum says, ‘the devil lurks in the details.’ North Dakotans have clear concerns about this fatally flawed measure and we won’t be misled by buzzwords and false claims.” 

To read The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead’s full editorial, click HERE.

About North Dakotans for Sound Government (NDSG)

The NDSG coalition represents a broad array of North Dakota organizations who publicly oppose Measure 1 as it represents a serious threat by outside special interests to take control of the North Dakota constitution and the rights and privileges accorded ALL North Dakotans. NDSG has generated considerable support and enthusiasm from all sectors of the state, with new members joining weekly. These organizations include, but are not limited to:

 Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce; Western Dakota Energy Association; Independent Community Banks of North Dakota; Great River Energy; North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives; Minnkota Power Cooperative; Credit Union Association of North Dakota; Bismarck/Mandan Chamber of Commerce; Lignite Energy Council; Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo Chamber of Commerce; Associated General Contractors of North Dakota; MDU Resources Group, Inc; North Dakota Family Policy Alliance; Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce; North Dakota Retail Association; North Dakota Bankers Association; Minot Chamber of Commerce; ALLETE/Minnesota Power; BNI Energy; North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association; Utility Shareholders of North Dakota; Basin Electric Power Cooperative; Xcel Energy; North Dakota Ethanol Producers; OtterTail Power Company; Williston Chamber of Commerce; North Dakota Petroleum Council; North Dakota Chiropractic Association.

 Vote NO on Measure 1. Keep OUR North Dakota.