Derby goats, Aubrey Plaza, penguin protest: News from around our 50 states

USA Today Excerpt: Des Moines: Half a dozen people dressed as penguins to ask Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang about climate change Sunday at a Franklin Junior High town hall event. … The penguin outfits were a response to a Yang quote from another campaign event where he said that “people with financial struggles have the attitude that the penguins can wait in line.” Activists asked Yang to make climate change his top priority. Continue reading →

Penguins plus presidential candidate Andrew Yang equals climate change talk

Iowa City Press-Citizen Excerpt: But half a dozen people dressed as penguins to ask Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang about climate change Sunday in Des Moines at a Franklin Junior High town hall event. … The penguin outfits were a response to a Yang quote from another campaign event where he said “people with financial struggles have the attitude that the penguins can wait in line.” Activists asked Yang to make climate change his top priority. Continue reading →

Penguins plus presidential candidate Andrew Yang equals climate change talk

Des Moines Register Excerpt: But half a dozen people dressed as penguins to ask Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang about climate change Sunday in Des Moines at a Franklin Junior High town hall event. The penguin-costumed Iowans were there on behalf of Bold Iowa, a Democratic group founded by former state lawmaker Ed Fallon. The group organizes around climate change and environmental protection. The penguin outfits were a response to a Yang quote from another campaign event where he said “people with financial struggles have Continue reading →

Andrew Yang Advocates for Universal Basic Income in Des Moines

WHOtv.com Channel 13, Des Moines Excerpt: A group of people in the front row dressed up as penguins. They asked Yang about climate change when he was quoted at a different rally saying the penguins can wait. Yang quickly responded saying climate change is an existential threat, but fixing it starts with his monthly universal basic income. “If you go to someone and say, ‘we need to address climate change,’ but they can’t pay their bills, they might look up at you and say, ‘the penguins Continue reading →

Bold Iowa Climate Penguins Confront Andrew Yang on Global Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. CT Contact: Sid Barfoot at (507) 832-9330 or tasidab@gmail.com Contact: Kathy Byrnes at (515) 491-8468 or kathymbyrnes@hotmail.com Bold Iowa Climate Penguins Confront Andrew Yang on Global Crisis Iowa climate activists take bird-dog campaign to a new level of engagement DES MOINES, IOWA — Dressed as penguins, Bold Iowa members staged an action at Andrew Yang’s campaign event in Des Moines today, calling Mr. Yang out for remarks he has made on climate change, and challenging him to Continue reading →

Over 200 sign up for Bold Iowa’s Climate Bird Dog campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. Contact: Ed Fallon at (515) 238-6404 or ed@fallonforum.com Contact: Samantha Kuhn at (847) 682-2924 or sam@boldiowa.com (Visit www.boldiowa.com/climate-bird-dogs) Over 200 sign up for Bold Iowa’s Climate Bird Dog campaign Since January, Bold Iowa supporters have grilled candidates on climate DES MOINES, IOWA — On Thursday, April 25 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Mickle Center, 1620 Pleasant Street in Des Moines, Bold Iowa will host a Climate Bird Dog Workshop. Participants will hear from Iowans on the front Continue reading →