Author Archives: Shari Hrdina

Marianne Williamson

Saturday, October 19, 2019 Grinnell Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon In the first video, Marianne Williamson says that the climate crisis demands a WWII-scale emergency mobilization. In the second video, Kathy asks what Williamson how Grinnell College and Grinnell High School students can be more involved in efforts to fight climate change. ******* Monday, September 30, 2019 The Fallon Forum Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina Marianne Williamson was live on the Fallon Forum in an interview with host Ed Continue reading →

Bill Weld

Sunday, February 2, 2020 Meet and Greet Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Samantha Kuhn The day before the Caucuses, bird dogs Shaun Ahern and Samantha Kuhn checked Republican candidate, Bill Weld, former governor of Massachusetts.  They asked if he would oppose doubling the amount of oil in DAPL, to which he said yes.  Sam also asked how he would get Republicans to accept climate science. See his reaction in this video.

Elizabeth Warren

Sunday, January 12, 2020 Town Hall Forum Marshalltown, Iowa Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon Climate bird dogs went to see Elizabeth Warren (and new sidekick, Julian Castro) in Marshalltown. Kathy won the question raffle and got interviewed by People’s World, who later mentioned and quoted her in its story. Read the article at this link: Watch Kathy ask Warren about declaring a climate emergency on Day One: ******* Monday, November 25, 2019 West Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Kari Continue reading →

Joe Walsh

******* Friday, January 24, 2020 Polk City Bird Dogs: Samantha Kuhn, Todd Steichen Sam and Todd went to Polk City to see one of the few Republicans running in the Republican primaries, Joe Walsh. Walsh doesn’t have the best history when it comes to environmental issues, but he has repeatedly said during his campaign that climate change is a major problem that we have to do something about. Sam asked him how he expects to get Republicans to do something about the Climate Crisis since Continue reading →

Joe Sestak

Monday, September 16, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina Sestak was interviewed by Ed on the Fallon Forum. ******* Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Des Moines Vaudeville Mews Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon Rep. Sestak spoke to the Downtown Des Moines Democrats. He mentioned climate briefly in his stump speech, then responded to a question from Kathy about the Dakota Access Pipeline. Kathy informs Sestak that Energy Transfer Partners wants to double the flow of oil through DAPL. She asks him what he has Continue reading →

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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Sam Kuhn At Urban Dreams, Rep. O’Rourke held a Town Hall meeting. Sam asked him if he was willing to declare a climate emergency, and also for his stance on the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. ******* Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, John Davis, Ed Fallon, Sam Kuhn There’s no environmentally sound way to exploit, transport, refine, and burn oil. O’Rourke defending his 2015 vote to allow the export of Continue reading →

Jay Inslee

Friday, June 28, 2019 Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Brian Campbell, Ed Fallon, Todd Steichen Kathy reports: “Jay Inslee enthusiastically responded ‘YES’ to our invitation to participate in a climate debate.” ******* Sunday, June 9, 2019 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Hall of Fame Reception Bird Dogs: Samantha Kuhn and Matthew Peirce Inslee receiving his MVP award (Most Vocal Proponent) from Bold Iowa at the Hall of Fame Reception from bird-dog, Samantha Kuhn. Inslee received this award due to climate change being his main platform Continue reading →

John Hickenlooper

Monday, July 22, 2019 Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Claire Guderjahn, Shari Hrdina Our bird doggers asked Governor Hickenlooper if he would participate in a climate debate. ******* Friday, March 8, 2019 Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon Hickenlooper says climate change is a serious issue but the crisis isn’t prioritized in his campaign. He deflects to his top priority: bringing people together. In response to a question by Karl Knock, Hickenlooper insisted that “fracking doesn’t cause earthquakes.” That’s pretty Continue reading →

Kamala Harris

Saturday, November 30, 2019 House Party Johnston, Iowa Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon Ed asked Sen. Harris why the climate crisis isn’t everyone’s top priority, comparing the urgency to one’s house being on fire. Harris talked about her history of fighting major polluters in California and in Washington, DC, and about the importance of environmental justice. Unbeknownst to her audience, this was Harris’ last campaign event before dropping out of the race the next day. ******* Saturday, October 12, 2019 Urban Dreams Block Continue reading →