Big News!

September 2
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We can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done to support our organization, from prayers, to responding to Action Alerts, to financially sustaining our work. We’re honored to represent you in the North Dakota state legislature and in other venues, fighting for your values!

For the past few years, you’ve known us as Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota®. We’ve been closely aligned with our national ally Family Policy Alliance®, however, we’ve been busy behind the scenes this summer. We’ve been planning a more state-focused strategy, creating a new website, redesigning our social media platforms, and getting ready for this big reveal: from now on, we will be North Dakota Family Alliance!

Your support over the years has allowed us to advocate on your behalf. We’ve stood for your family and values against extreme opposition and have won important victories along the way, like helping to pass bills requiring Chemical Abortion Reversal Notification, ensuring Free Speech on University Campuses, banning Dismemberment Abortions, and preventing Physician Assisted Suicide from being legalized in our state.

In the coming weeks, you will begin to see some changes as we move to fully becoming North Dakota Family Alliance on October 1. One thing, however, will not change: our mission.

Our mission in North Dakota will continue to focus on Faith, Family, and Freedom – except that we hope to grow and do even more! This includes expanding our activities such as working at the Capitol during legislative sessions, helping churches and business leaders become more involved in the political arena, further protecting our state from organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, helping prevent issues such as Critical Race Theory from infiltrating our schools, and so on.

We will continue to work with our national allies like Family Policy Alliance, Alliance Defending Freedom, Susan B. Anthony List, and Family Research Council. Our strategy will also include working even more closely with our partners across North Dakota, such as the North Dakota Catholic Conference, Concerned Women for America of North Dakota, North Dakota Right to Life, and North Dakota Conservative Advocates.

North Dakota Family Alliance is who we are — your family’s voice on important policy decisions that impact your freedoms and opportunities here in our state. We are grateful for our past. We are excited for the future. And we are thrilled that we have the privilege to continue representing you and your values.

Sincerely,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

 

P.S. If you have more questions about these changes, we have some FAQs below, or feel free to contact Mark at 701-355-6425.

 

  • Could You Further Explain North Dakota Family Alliance? NDFA is an independent, nonprofit, tax-deductible organization, not unlike it was before joining FPA, the national organization based in Colorado Springs.
  • Why Is This Change Happening? North Dakota Family Alliance is becoming an independent organization that fully operates in North Dakota and is focused more on our state’s issues. This is being done in collaboration with FPA, in order to maximize pro-life and pro-family work here in North Dakota.
  • What Is the Mission of NDFA? The mission of NDFA will remain the same: to protect and advance faith, family, and freedom in North Dakota.
  • Will Family Policy Alliance Continue Its Work? Yes. FPA will continue its work on national issues, elections, and alliances. And Family Policy Foundation will continue its national training program, the Statesmen Academy ™.
  • Will NDFA Still Have Access to and Benefit from National Alliances? Yes. NDFA will be part of an alliance comprised of 40+ other similar independent state organizations who share knowledge and best practices. Additionally, FPA will still support all these state organizations with information and resources on specific topics and legislation, as they always have.
  • Who Will Be the Executive Director of NDFA? Mark Jorritsma, the current Executive Director of Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota, will serve as the Executive Director of NDFA.
  • Will I Still Get the Weekly Emails? Yes, the weekly emails will continue, now as part of NDFA. If you don’t continue to get emails or have questions about receiving them, feel free to contact us at 701-355-6425.
  • What About the Lobbying and Election Work You’ve Undertaken in the Past? This will continue and will be conducted under North Dakota Family Alliance Action, NDFA’s sister organization that is also being set up.
  • What if I Have More Questions About NDFA? Feel free to reach out to Mark at 701-355-6425.