Plain Talk: ‘Scrap the Current Platform’ Say Candidates for Democratic-NPL Leadership


Shelley Lenz and Cesar Alvarez are two Democratic-NPL candidates who have lost previously on the ballot but think they have ideas that can help Democratic candidates start to win in North Dakota.

“Scrap the current platform,” Lenz said on this episode of Plain Talk. “It’s not resonating.”

Lenz and Alvarez want to be chair and vice-chair of the Democratic-NPL, and they want to organize the party around a platform of a half-dozen or so policy proposals. The party needs to “simplify our platform” to a more “legislative platform we can campaign on.”

They also argue that the state party needs to broaden its appeal in North Dakota. “We need to start winning some of these races in western North Dakota,” Lenz said.

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