Members of North Dakota United, the state’s largest union and foremost champion of great public education and public services, were welcomed into Memorial Hall of the state Capitol on Feb. 20, 2023, for our legislative Lobby Day. More than 60 of our members, from all across the state and myriad of professions in K-12 public education, higher education and public services, spoke with lawmakers directly about our union’s stances on legislation that will have an effect on our ability to educate, protect and empower our students, their families and the communities in which they live.
Below you will find a gallery of photos from Lobby Day. In addition, ND United President Nick Archuleta and three of our members — Shawna Knipp, a teacher from Dickinson; Dana Henry, a public employee in Bismarck; and Monica Klein, a teacher from Mandan — spoke at a news conference and shared their personal stories on the topics of education vouchers, pensions and childcare. As they spoke, a wall of support was given to them by all of our member participants at Lobby Day.
We want to thank everyone who joined us for our 2023 ND United Lobby Day at the Capitol, as well as all of our members who were sending messages of support to legislators that day, and every day since the legislative session began. Your voices are being heard, and you are making a difference for all our educators and public employees, as well as the students and people we serve, every day!