Biden Calls for Restoration of Middle Class in Iowa Rally

Courthouse News Service Excerpt: Ed Fallon, 61, of Des Moines, is part of a group called Bold Iowa, who dressed up as penguins at the rally to demonstrate in favor of doing something about what they say is a crisis over climate change. “He talked about climate change, because he saw we were here,” Fallon said, but he’s not sure about Biden’s chances in this election, because he is seen as part of the political establishment. “That is problematic,” Fallon said. Continue reading →

Joe Biden Faces Early Heat From the Left

The Wall Street Journal Excerpt: During Mr. Biden’s event at a Des Moines brewery Wednesday evening, a half-dozen demonstrators wore penguin masks near the stage as Mr. Biden spoke. They held signs that read, “Climate is a Crisis.” Mr. Biden told them he would address climate change, saying, “By the way, I got there before any of the other candidates did, I might add.” He later noted that he had authored a Senate bill to address climate change in the mid-1980s. “You’re preaching to the Continue reading →

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 →