Bold Climate Penguins in The Wall Street Journal

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 → 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 →

Andrew Yang

Sunday, April 28, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Sid Barfoot, Kathy Byrnes, Beth Chrzastek, Ed Fallon, Lysa Fisk, Osric Jamerson, Sheila Knoploh-Odole, Samantha Kuhn, Pascha Morgan, Matthew Peirce, Todd Steichen 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 prioritize the climate crisis. Six activists dressed as penguins were supported by other Bold Iowa members throughout the audience, two holding Continue reading →

Marianne Williamson

Sunday, May 5, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Doug Fuller, Jeannie McCrea Marianne Williamson responds to Climate Bird Dogs urging her to make the climate crisis her top priority. Thanks to Jeannie McCrea for capturing the video. ******* Monday, February 5, 2019 Des Moines, Hoq Restaurant Over 30 Bold supporters Bold Iowa organized a forum for Marianne Williamson, attended by over thirty people. Speaking in this video are Keith Puntenney, Vern Johnson, Josh Mandelbaum, Kathy Byrnes, Christine Nobiss, Lyssa Wade and Continue reading →

Elizabeth Warren

Friday, March 29, 2019, 6:45 p.m. West Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Adrianne Erickson, Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina, Sheila Knoploh-Odole, Sam Kuhn, Marty Monroe, Susan Pohl, Todd Steichen We stood directly in front of Warren as she spoke to a packed room in West Des Moines. She referenced our signs several times during her speech. Questions were taken by lottery, and none of us were selected to ask a question during the Q&A section. After the formal program, her state coordinator Janice Rottenberg, approached Continue reading →

Eric Swalwell

Sunday, April 28, 2019 Nevada Bird Dogs: Sid Barfoot Sid reports: “He has two proposals in his speech–host a climate accord in the US and retrain fossil fuel workers to work in the green economy. After the stump speech, as he was working the room again, I told him that he needed to put his climate change policy on his website. So far, he hasn’t done that yet. “My thoughts are, it’s good he has a plan and includes it in his stump speech, but Continue reading →

Bernie Sanders

Saturday, March 9, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Sam Kuhn, Adrianne Erickson, Blake Erickson, Kari Noble, Todd Steichen, Jennie Erwin, Lysa Fisk, Marty Monroe, Brenda Milligan Our squad of climate bird doggers wasn’t intimidated by the Sanders campaign’s decision to prohibit signs. Our message of urgency on the climate crisis is simply too important to be silenced. When Sanders began to talk climate in the middle of his speech (see video below, through the 47:46 mark), the signs came out. At one point, Continue reading →

Tim Ryan

Monday, May 21, 2019 Council Bluffs Bird Dog: John Davis “I talked with Ryan. He doesn’t yet have a climate plan, but told me will have one at some point. He said he’s going to make fighting climate change one of his top priorities and asked me to send him information he can review to help put together his climate plan. I’ll do that, and told Ryan it also would be good to look at what Inslee, O’Rourke and Sanders have committed to.” — John Continue reading →

Beto O’Rourke

Monday, May 7, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Sam Kuhn, Jeannie McCrea, Donnielle Wanatee At the Asian and Latino Coalition event for Beto O’Rourke, Donnielle Wanatee asked O’Rourke, “How do we voters reconcile the fact that you’ve got an ambitious plan to fight climate change, yet you took over half a million dollars from the fossil fuel industry?” Watch the video for her question in full and his response. Video by Jeannie McCrea. ******* Monday, May 6, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Channing Dutton, Ed Continue reading →