Author Archives: Shari Hrdina

Tim Ryan

Monday, May 21, 2019 Council Bluffs Bird Dog: John Davis “I talked with Ryan. He doesn’t yet have a climate plan, but told me will have one at some point. He said he’s going to make fighting climate change one of his top priorities and asked me to send him information he can review to help put together his climate plan. I’ll do that, and told Ryan it also would be good to look at what Inslee, O’Rourke and Sanders have committed to.” — John Continue reading →

Beto O’Rourke

Monday, May 7, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Sam Kuhn, Jeannie McCrea, Donnielle Wanatee At the Asian and Latino Coalition event for Beto O’Rourke, Donnielle Wanatee asked O’Rourke, “How do we voters reconcile the fact that you’ve got an ambitious plan to fight climate change, yet you took over half a million dollars from the fossil fuel industry?” Watch the video for her question in full and his response. Video by Jeannie McCrea. ******* Monday, May 6, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Channing Dutton, Ed Continue reading →

Jay Inslee

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Davenport Bird Dogs: Jo Ironshield, Regina Tsosie, Michael Wilcox We put Jay Inslee in touch with Jo Ironshield, Regina Tsosie and Michael Wilcox to learn more about the impact of flooding on Davenport. Josie writes, “The visit went great. Insee talked a lot about getting off fossil fuels by 2030. We also talked about the Dakota Access Pipeline, the two marches, and the landowner lawsuit. And I was interviewed by CNN and The New York Times.” ******* Monday, March 4, 2019 Continue reading →

John Hickenlooper

Friday, March 8, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon Although John Hickenlooper says climate change is a serious issue, he doesn’t believe the crisis deserves to be prioritized in his campaign. Like both Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang, he deflects to his top priority: bringing people together. Sorry, but this is a crisis that needs to be confronted head-on. In response to a question by Karl Knock, Hickenlooper insisted that “fracking doesn’t cause earthquakes.” That’s pretty disappointing, and if you listen to Continue reading →

Kamala Harris

Saturday, February 23, 2019 Ames Bird Dogs: Sid Barfoot, Morgan Bradley, Kathy Byrnes, Mark Clipsham, Ed Fallon, Daniel Hill, Lisa Kinney, Sam Kuhn, Marty Monroe, Lee Tesdell Ed was quoted in the New York Times.  Unfortunately they edited out the part that the comment was about climate. At a voter forum in Des Moines on Saturday, Ms. Harris said she did not want to be pegged in any fixed ideological category — a posture that can frustrate some progressive Democrats. “That was evasive,” said Ed Continue reading →

Tulsi Gabbard

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Fairfield Bird Dog: Mary Tarnoff ******* Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Muscatine Bird Dog: Miriam Kashia ******* Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Muscatine Bird Dog: Holly Hart Holly Hart writes: “There were only about three questions. The first was in regard to the Middle East, specifically Palestine. Prior to that, she had just been speaking about the increased possibility of nuclear was as a huge existential threat and the need to re-orient military spending. Mine was the second question, which is why I Continue reading →

Pete Buttigieg

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon and Samantha Kuhn Ed Fallon and Samantha Kuhn attended Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s live C-SPAN event hosted by the Asian & Latino Coalition on Wednesday, April 17th.  Ed was one of the pre-selected six people who were invited by the coalition to ask the presidential hopeful questions.  During the speech, Buttigieg briefly mentioned the climate crisis, how it is a national security problem and an existential crisis.  Ed the opportunity to state that he’s looking for Continue reading →

Steve Bullock

Friday, May 17, 2019 Tama Bird Dogs: Donnielle Wanatee Bullock addresses Indigenous concerns, and answers a question about climate change and water quality. ******* Thursday, May 16, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Kathy Byrnes, Jan Corderman, Ed Fallon, Lysa Fisk, Shari Hrdina, Whitney Hulse, Jon Neiderbach, Kari Noble, Todd Steichen Bold Climate Bird Dogs offer Montana Governor Steve Bullock a warm Iowa welcome as we challenge him to be strong on climate.