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

Saturday, June 29, 2019 Grimes Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Martin Monroe ******* 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 Continue reading →

Elizabeth Warren

Sunday, May 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m. Fairfield Bird Dogs: Ann Bosold, Pat Bosold, Jonas Magram, Denyce Rusch, Carole Simmons, Mary Tarnoff, Francis Thicke and others with Climate Action Iowa Jonas reports: “No signs were allowed inside the event itself, but I held one outside of the event that said ‘Climate Crisis missing from her ‘Issues’ page. Vote Climate!’ “A couple of her people tried to tell me that climate change was listed among her issues. However my sign was accurate and one has to dig 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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kahty Byrnes, John Davis, Ed Fallon, Sam Kuhn There’s no environmentally sound way to exploit, transport, refine, and burn oil. O’Rourke defending his 2015 vote to allow the export of crude oil suggests he doesn’t grasp the urgency of the climate crisis, despite the forward-thinking plan he released this month. Read O’Rourke’s statements in Ed’s blog: Apology is O’Rourke’s path out of climate contradiction ******* Monday, May 7, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Sam Kuhn, Jeannie McCrea, Continue reading →