Belt Magazine: #NoDAPL Fights on in Illinois

Bold Iowa is mentioned in this article by Amelia Diehl on the growing opposition to expanding DAPL: “Ed Fallon, an organizer with Bold Iowa, doesn’t think it’s a guaranteed rubber stamp; IUB didn’t consider climate change when the pipeline was first approved, but this will be central to the argument to fight the increased capacity. The pipeline was a ‘wake up call for people,’ Fallon said, ‘who have never seen anything like this before.'” #NoDAPL Fights On in Illinois

One of Klobuchar’s Biggest Backers Is ‘the Worst Company in the World’

THE DAILY BEAST One of Klobuchar’s Biggest Backers Is ‘the Worst Company in the World’ The Minnesota senator stresses her humble background on the campaign trail, but her political rise has been funded in part by one of the biggest names in agribusiness. Scott Bixby, National Reporter Updated Feb. 13, 2020 11:10AM ET Published Feb. 13, 2020 4:53AM ET Near the end of a debate performance that arguably pulled her presidential campaign back on track, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) made the case to New Hampshire voters that her family’s hardscrabble background Continue reading →

Heartland, Chronicled: A Political Journalist’s Reflections on Iowa, U.S.A.

The Washington Free Beacon:  None of the presidential candidates show up to the following morning’s Climate Crisis Parade, but the marchers don’t care. They came for one reason and one reason only: The media is also here. “Des Moines will be swarming with national and international media during the days leading up to the Caucuses on February 3, giving Iowans a unique opportunity to take our message about the urgency of climate change to the media and the general public,” announced prior to the march. Continue reading →

Climate Crisis Parade Highlights

On February 1, 2020, over 1,000 people marched through downtown Des Moines, from Cowles Commons to the Iowa Events Center, to bring media attention to the climate crisis. Over 70 organizations worked together to make this event happen. It was scheduled just before the Iowa Caucuses to take advantage of the national media gathered here. Various groups concentrated on different climate topics, including extinction, pipelines, natural disasters, and Indigenous rights. See below for media links, videos, and pictures of the parade. Climate Crisis Coverage starts Continue reading →

Indianola groups to participate in Climate Crisis Parade

Indianola Advocate Excerpt:  The Indianola Green Team plans to participate in the Climate Crisis Parade on Saturday, Feb. 1, at noon in Des Moines. The group will join more than 70 organizations who will meet at Cowles Commons at 4th and Locust parading to the Iowa Events Center. This is a record number of sponsors for any Iowa action, at least since Iowans marched in solidarity with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights movement more than 50 years ago.  Continue reading →

Climate Crisis Parade draws 1,000 people!

Dear Friends, The Climate Crisis Parade was truly a powerful experience. A thousand people participated, and who knows how many more thousands joined us online. One notable absence: The Mainstream Media (MSM) — though we learned later that Telemundo did a wonderful story on the Parade, and they are the largest Spanish-language media outlet in the country, reaching tens of millions. Most of the MSM were a no-show, despite: — Five press releases sent to over 400 outlets; — Numerous targeted calls and emails to Continue reading →

Biden Tells Iowa Man to Vote for Someone Else Accusing him of Supporting Sanders–Man says he’s actually Supporting Steyer

In a startling turn of events, when a group of Bold Iowa bird dogs went to a Biden event at Urban Dreams, little did they know that their recorded efforts would go viral and their interactions with Biden would end up featured in the mainstream media, from the The Guardian to Newsweek, Fox News to GQ, along with every social media platform out there, especially Twitter.  Four days after Ed and Biden’s “discussion,” the video has reached over 2 million hits! Excerpt from Newsweek: While Continue reading →