North Dakota Women's Network

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The North Dakota Coalition for Privacy in Health Care is a non-partisan group of organizations and individuals who believe government should not interfere in the private relationship between a patient and physician or physician assistant.

Laws that directly or indirectly dictate or limit how your doctor interacts with you puts your health at risk and infringes on your right for privacy in health care.  The bottom line:  lawmakers should stay out of your doctor's office.

The Coalition educates North Dakotans on the negative impact of 'personhood' legislation and in vitro fertilization restrictions.

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We need women in North Dakota public office. Research shows that women make our democracy more inclusive and more responsive to the concerns of all citizens. Women change the way government works, and their voices are needed in legislative chambers around the country.

In 2011 only 14.9% of women served in the state legislature. That number increased to 17% in the 2012 election, two of the newly elected women were Ready to Run attendees. With further investment, we can reach record levels of women’s representation. In 2011 and 2012, 40 women participated in Ready to Run trainings, 10 put their name on the ballot, and 4 won their election. Research is clear; to increase women’s presence in elected office we must enact concerted and ongoing efforts.

The North Dakota Women's Network (NDWN) has a plan to continue to bring Ready to Run, Campaign Training for Women to North Dakota. I am excited to announce our third training will occur on November 22, 2013.

While the NDWN faces financial challenges in moving this effort forward, we trust that you can help to support this important Ready to Run project.   We ask for your tax-deductible financial support now. Please consider a significant gift to bring this project to fruition. With your willingness to put your money up front, to support women up front, we can help give women the power and voice we need in our communities and counties as well as the ND legislature.

You can learn more about Ready to Run at the Center for American Women in Politics website, www.cawp.rutgers.edu. If you have questions about the program or how you can help, or if you want more brochures, please contact Renee Stromme at 701-226-1116 or renee@ndwomen.org.

Thank you for working with us to make a difference for women and change the face of North Dakota politics!

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Mission

Incorporated in 2006, the North Dakota Women's Network (NDWN) is a membership based organization consisting of women from all walks of life. Members are the voice and substance of NDWN's work. Collectively, the membership propels the push for women's equality in North Dakota.

Background

In 2001, the North Dakota American Association of University Women (AAUW) began a coalition-building process that brought together several women’s organizations from across the state for joint conferences and conventions in 2003 and 2004. Women said they wanted jobs that paid good salaries, better access to political, social, and economic choices, adequate home care and child care services for a state in which most women work outside the home. A vast, open prairie separates ND women, but the process of coming together to discuss the concerns of “Women in Charge,” and “Women at Work in ND Communities,” strengthened the resolve of those present to promote joint efforts to effect needed change on the ND landscape for ND women.
 
During this period of about four years several studies were released in state, each reinforced what we heard women saying, and what other women needed to know. The Status of Women in North Dakota report highlighted areas of greatest concern for women of the state. It found that women of North Dakota are healthy and hard working, but truly lack a voice in business and government. In addition, opportunities for social and economic autonomy for ND women are inadequate. The study pointed out that the situation is uniquely problematic for Native American women, for whom health issues and access to health care are of great concern.
 
A coalition of women formed to take action and in November of 2004, a press conference was held to release The Status of Women in North Dakota, published by the Institute of Women’s Policy Research. Participation by diverse women’s groups exceeded expectations and gave rise to the emergence of a broad-based initiative addressing the comprehensive needs of ND women.
 
While many organizations in North Dakota work to improve the lives of ND women, there is not one, single group addressing the whole of data available, nor do we have current, effective communication tools to reach and inform one another of needs and progress. Due to this concern, coalition leadership again met on a regular basis to discuss and formulate the means necessary for the advancement of ND women in the areas of health and well-being, employment and earnings, reproductive rights, social and economic autonomy, and political participation. These discussions drove the creation of the North Dakota Women’s Network.

Organization Info

Executive Director
Renee Stromme
Staff
0 part-time
1 full-time
Volunteers
25
Board Members and Affiliations
9
Year Formed
2006
Meeting Frequency
Annually
Tax-Exempt Organization Type
501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity

Financial Info

Organization Files Form 990
Yes
Top Three Funding Sources
Chambers Family Fund Otto Bremer Foundation Membership
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Contact Info

Street Address
1120 College Drive, Suite 100
Bismarck, North Dakota (ND) 58503
Mailing Address
1120 College Drive, Suite 100
Bismarck, North Dakota (ND) 58503
Phone
(701) 226-1116
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Board Members

JoNell Bakke, Chair
Melissa Gillett, Vice Chair
Kathi Osteen, Secretary/Treasurer
Amy Jacobson
Aruna Seth
Gail Mooney
Jessica Haak
Lorraine Davis
Nancy Miller