During the legislative session earlier this year thousands of North Dakotans, including thousands of you SAB readers, nearly crashed the legislature’s computer system with emails telling our representatives to make the University of North Dakota’s “Fighting Sioux” nickname state law. It worked. They listened, and it is now the law.
But since then, thanks to a tireless campaign by university officials in the state and a half-hearted effort by state leaders to make the case for the nickname to the NCAA, it looks like the law may be repealed. But would that really be the will of the people in the state? How can we have gone from thousands and thousands of citizens supporting a bill that passed by big majorities in the legislature to our state leaders carrying on as if the elimination of the nickname were a done deal?
Does UND not belong to we taxpayers? And now that the Sioux people have taken up the fight for the nickname themselves, don’t we owe it to them to have their day in court before the state acts?
The form below will send an email to every single legislator in the state. Please use it to respectfully ask that they keep the law as it is, and vote against any effort to repeal it. Make your voices heard.