Contact: Geoff Simon
For Immediate Release: October 10, 2018
North Dakotans for Sound Government Announces Additional Opposition to Measure 1
(Bismarck, ND) – North Dakotans for Sound Government again gained significant support from additional North Dakota organizations who now publicly Oppose Measure 1.
“I oppose Measure 1. North Dakotans should be offended by the out of state special interests pushing this measure. It is a redundant waste of North Dakota taxpayer money. As our State Auditor, elected by the citizens of North Dakota, it is my job and the responsibility of the Auditors office to investigate and root out fraud, corruption and ensure transparency in our government. Creating another branch of government is wasteful.” said State Auditor Josh Gallion.
In addition to Auditor Gallion, the following North Dakota organizations announced their opposition to Measure 1:
Ø MDU Resources Group, Inc.
Ø North Dakota Family Policy Alliance
Ø Williston Chamber of Commerce
Ø Concerned Women for America North Dakota Ø North Dakota Chiropractic Association
“Opposition to Measure 1 is coming from every corner and every sector of North Dakota and continues to grow. These employers, taxpayers and individuals understand the danger to our state brought by this carelessly written measure.” says GNDC President & CEO Arik Spencer
Geoff Simon, Chairman of NDSG said, “Measure 1 is a solution in search of a problem and it is shameful how proponents are misrepresenting what the Measure will actually do. We have a statewide elected official, and this is his job. We have a legislature which creates a bipartisan Ethics Committee every two years. Measure 1 is a sham.”
About North Dakotans for Sound Government (NDSG)
Paid for By North Dakotans for Sound Government, Geoff Simon, Chairman
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; 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.