Author Archives: Ed Fallon

Emma Schmit

Donate to Emma here. Why I’m marching: I’m marching because our future depends on us winning the fight against climate chaos. If not now, when! About me: I’ve got few talents but sure know how to run my mouth. I use this skill to speak up against injustice, to give a voice to individuals with developmental disabilities I’ve worked with over the past six years, and to whine about pretty much everything. I’m mother to 4-year-old Lillian Grace. We both love a good protest and Continue reading →

Heather Pearson

Donate to Heather here. Why I’m marching: I’m marching because I’m concerned about climate justice and human rights. I’m also appalled that Iowa’s elected officials were willing to sell out Iowans’ property rights for a private, export pipeline that puts our soil, water, and climate at risk. About me: I started my career of public service by speaking out against the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska. Things turned personal when the Dakota Access Pipeline was proposed to cut 346 miles across Iowa. Early in the fight, Continue reading →

Trisha Etringer

Donate to Trisha here. Why I’m marching: I march for Indigenous rights, landowner rights, and clean water for my children. They and other children deserve clean water and a healthy way of living. About me: I’m a member of the Hochunk Nation of Nebraska. I live in Cedar Falls and am majoring in psychology and minoring in mental health at UNI. My experience at Standing Rock was eye opening. My time there woke me up to the importance of fighting to protect Mother Earth. I Continue reading →

Lyssa Wade

Donate to Lyssa here. Why I’m marching: I’m providing the food for this march because conscious cuisine is central to moving beyond the climate crisis and getting people to question what’s in their food and where it comes from. About me: I run a food bus/truck called “Veggie Thumper.” I raise consciousness through food awareness by providing access to high-quality vegan and vegetarian cuisine. I’m an avid gardener and love to hula-hoop in the backyard in the middle of the night. Follow me on the Continue reading →

David Houston

Donate to David here. Why I’m marching: I’ve never done a march. I’m usually talking and in meetings. But this march seems like a good way to get connected. The pipeline company acted like bullies. Letting them use eminent domain is contrary to what I think it should be used for. About me: I grew up in Des Moines and was gone for 15 years. I returned to see that the very same empty lots and boarded up homes that I grew up with were still in Continue reading →

Fintan Mason

Donate to Fintan here. Why I’m marching: During my time at Grinnell College in Iowa I began to understand the importance of preserving our environment. In 2016, I took a trip to Standing Rock with other Grinnell students and learned a lot from the people there about our responsibility of protecting our water and land. That’s why I created the video about the march, and that’s why I march. About me: I’m a filmmaker and graphic designer from Brooklyn, New York. I want to make Continue reading →

Fossil-fuel transport unsafe, whether by pipe or rail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, June 23, 2018 — 1:00 p.m. CDT Contact: Christine Nobiss at (319) 331-8034 or Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or Indigenous Iowa and Bold Iowa issue joint statement on oil spill Two organizations deride fossil-fuel transport as unsafe — whether by pipe or rail Leaders of Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa today expressed deep concern for the families, communities, land and water impacted by yesterday’s oil spill in Lyon County, Iowa. At the same time, the organizations’ leaders Continue reading →