Amy Klobuchar

Sunday, May 26, 2019 Boone Bird Dogs: Sid Barfoot, Mark Clipsham Mark Clipsham writes: “I liked her, and found her very personable without the politician feel. That said, she talked a lot about health care, but not about health. She talked a lot about helping farmers, but not about the fact that we need a different kind of farmer and food chain/sourcing. She didn’t seem to be able to connect all the dots. “We need to point out to the candidates that the American consumer Continue reading →

Jay Inslee

Monday, June 3, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Samantha Kuhn and Jeannie McCrea Bold Iowa Bird-dogger Samantha Kuhn introduces Governor Jay Inslee at his first Asian & Latino Coalition event. ******* Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Davenport Bird Dogs: Jo Ironshield, Regina Tsosie, Michael Wilcox We put Jay Inslee in touch with Jo Ironshield, Regina Tsosie and Michael Wilcox to learn more about the impact of flooding on Davenport. Josie writes, “The visit went great. Insee talked a lot about getting off fossil fuels by 2030. Continue reading →

John Hickenlooper

Friday, March 8, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon Although John Hickenlooper says climate change is a serious issue, he doesn’t believe the crisis deserves to be prioritized in his campaign. Like both Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang, he deflects to his top priority: bringing people together. Sorry, but this is a crisis that needs to be confronted head-on. In response to a question by Karl Knock, Hickenlooper insisted that “fracking doesn’t cause earthquakes.” That’s pretty disappointing, and if you listen to Continue reading →

Kamala Harris

Saturday, February 23, 2019 Ames Bird Dogs: Sid Barfoot, Morgan Bradley, Kathy Byrnes, Mark Clipsham, Ed Fallon, Daniel Hill, Lisa Kinney, Sam Kuhn, Marty Monroe, Lee Tesdell Ed was quoted in the New York Times.  Unfortunately they edited out the part that the comment was about climate. At a voter forum in Des Moines on Saturday, Ms. Harris said she did not want to be pegged in any fixed ideological category — a posture that can frustrate some progressive Democrats. “That was evasive,” said Ed Continue reading →

Kirsten Gillibrand

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Kelly Quinn ******* Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Des Moines, The River Center Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Samantha Kuhn, Matthew Peirce, Todd Steichen Commendably, Sen. Gillibrand began her speech by talking about the tragic, historic flooding in SW Iowa — and she made the climate connection! But notice in the video, below, that she says she’ll talk more about climate change during her speech. She doesn’t. We were fortunate that, of the Continue reading →

Tulsi Gabbard

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Fairfield Bird Dog: Mary Tarnoff ******* Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Muscatine Bird Dog: Miriam Kashia ******* Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Muscatine Bird Dog: Holly Hart Holly Hart writes: “There were only about three questions. The first was in regard to the Middle East, specifically Palestine. Prior to that, she had just been speaking about the increased possibility of nuclear was as a huge existential threat and the need to re-orient military spending. Mine was the second question, which is why I Continue reading →

John Delaney

Sunday, March 31, 2019 Iowa City Bird Dogs: Holly Hart Holly Hart reports: “Delaney had just been talking about the technology which uses natural gas, and apparently captures the carbon [perhaps Allam Cycle technology]. So I first asked him where that natural gas was coming from, then, based on what he just said, if he plans to shut down the pipeline. His response about Tar Sands and the pipeline sounds good, but he did not respond to my question about where the natural gas was Continue reading →

Pete Buttigieg

Friday, May 17, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon ******* Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon, Samantha Kuhn Ed Fallon and Samantha Kuhn attended Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s live C-SPAN event hosted by the Asian & Latino Coalition on Wednesday, April 17th.  Ed was one of the pre-selected six people who were invited by the coalition to ask the presidential hopeful questions.  During the speech, Buttigieg briefly mentioned the climate crisis, how it is a national security problem and Continue reading →