Bold Iowa Launches “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow – Cedar Rapids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, May 3, 2018

EVENT DATE / TIME: Tuesday, May 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Green Iowa AmeriCorps / Second Tuesday Movie Night
Location: Groundswell Gathering Space & Youth Arts Venue,
      201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@boldiowa.com  
Sarah Spain at (805) 857-3715 or sarah@climatemarch.org

Bold Iowa Launches “Stop Eminent Domain Abuse” Roadshow

To highlight the historic eminent domain lawsuit before the Iowa Supreme Court filed by the Iowa Sierra Club and landowners living along the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline over the misuse of eminent domain, Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa announced a roadshow of community forums for cities across Iowa. Our first show was in Montezuma, and our next show coming up will be in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, May 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Groundswell Gathering Space & Youth Arts Venue, 201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

“These community forums provide an overview of the eminent domain lawsuit,” said Ed Fallon, director of Bold Iowa. “We also hear from landowners about how the Dakota Access Pipeline has affected them and their land. Our Native allies share their perspective and we hear from Iowans pushing back against eminent domain for wind transmission lines, airports, lakes, and other types of private development.”

Attendees also view the new film produced by Ralph King of Hawkeye Productions, Crossing the Divide, shot last spring as the Climate Justice Unity March walked 85 miles from Little Creek Camp to Des Moines. “The film shows how working for change happens when people across the political spectrum come together,” said Fallon. “With the Sierra Club and Iowa farmers teamed up on this lawsuit, there’s real hope that they’ll be successful.”

Indigenous Iowa was founded by Christine Nobiss to raise awareness about the Native American perspective about the devastating effects that oil, gas and coal have on our environment.

Bold Iowa builds rural-urban coalitions to fight climate change, prevent the abuse of eminent domain, protect Iowa’s soil, air, and water, and promote non-industrial renewable energy.   

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