Saturday, October 12, 2019
Urban Dreams Block Party
Bird Dog: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon
Kathy and Ed went to Harris’s Urban Dreams block party, where Ed saved Senator Harris from a bee that was buzzing around her microphone. See a clip from her speech below, where she talks about climate–unfortunately there are no videos of the bee incident!
Monday, October 7, 2019
Bird Dog: Shaun Ahern
Shaun reports: “I think the Harris event went well. Afterward in line, I asked if she opposes doubling the flow of the Dakota Access pipeline, and she said yes. She also mentioned a few things on her climate stance related to that, including opposing taking of land through eminent domain.
I also got video of her answer to a young girl’s question about reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and exchange. I thought Harris did a great job of explaining our planet’s situation, the crisis, her solutions, and policies to resolve it.”
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Asian & Latino Coalition Fundraiser
Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Samantha Kuhn
The Asian & Latino Coalition hosted a fundraiser at Jasper Winery at which Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang spoke. Bold Iowa bird-dog (and Asian & Latino Coalition member), Samantha Kuhn asked Kamala Harris if she would declare a Climate Emergency on Day One, to which she replied “yes.”
Harris also discussed with Sam the problems regarding Iowa’s drinking water and the health challenges Iowans face due to the chemicals that are seeping into wells, which a great deal of rural Iowans rely upon, but children under the age of 2 are not supposed to drink.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Bird Dogs: Kari Noble, Steve Shivvers
At a meet and greet in Indianola, 500 people showed up to listen to Kamala Harris’s would-be presidential policies. Unfortunately, she did not mention climate change during her speech. When asked about the Climate Crisis, she replied that it was an existential threat, she would reenter the Paris Climate Agreement and she supports the Green New Deal.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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 Fallon, a liberal Iowa activist who attended the forum. “It’s clear that she wasn’t being clear.”
He was also quoted in Yahoo! Lifestyle.
Ed Fallon, a commentator on Iowa politics who has been “bird-dogging” candidates — as he put it — for 32 years, thought Harris did well to talk about climate change. But he was not fully satisfied with what he heard. “Mentioning climate change and prioritizing it are two different things,” Fallon said.