Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina, Samantha Kuhn
Tom Steyer’s wife, Kat Taylor, and several Steyer campaign workers joined the staff of Bold Iowa for a tour of Birds & Bees Urban Farm and a delicious meal almost entirely from the garden, prepared by Kathy. We were very impressed with the work she and Tom are doing regarding regenerative agriculture at their experimental ranch in Northern California. Kat later mentioned her tour of the farm in an op-ed piece she published in the Sioux City Journal. Click the following link to read about Kat’s experiences meeting with particular Iowans in order to discuss the Climate Crisis and the environmental issues affected the region: https://siouxcityjournal.com/opinion/columnists/other-voices-kat-taylor-rural-america-can-and-should-lead/article_68ed38c9-fb46-5e6c-9ce6-1fb7fa0b688d.html
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon
Tom Steyer was the featured guest on CNN’s town hall. Steyer talked about climate change a couple times, describing it as his #1 priority. Steyer also stated his opposition to oil and gas pipelines. Kathy and Ed spoke with him briefly after the town hall.
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Bird Dogs: Shari Hrdina
Shari Hrdina reports: “I knew almost nothing about Tom Steyer other than he was rich, and at one point put his money behind the climate crisis, then impeach Trump, and now running for president. When I heard him at the Iowa State Fair, I was impressed with his grasp of the climate situation. He seems to deeply understand what is going on.
“As his handlers were rushing him away after talking on the soapbox, he was not answering questions as he walked. As he was zig-zagged through the crowd, at one point he was headed right in front of me, and I shouted if he would participate in a climate debate. He nodded in my direction.”