Joe Sestak

Monday, September 16, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina Joe Sestak broadcast live on the Fallon Forum. Former Admiral and US Congressman Joe Sestak! Posted by Fallon Forum on Monday, September 16, 2019 ******* Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Des Moines Vaudeville Mews Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon Rep. Sestak spoke to the Downtown Des Moines Democrats. He mentioned climate briefly in his stump speech, then responded to a question from Kathy about the Dakota Access Pipeline. Kathy informs Sestak that Energy Transfer Continue reading →

Bernie Sanders

Sunday, September 8, 2019 Ames Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Lisa Kinney Bernie Sanders spoke at Iowa State University to about 500 people. We stood right in front of him and displayed our “Climate is a Crisis” signs at appropriate moments throughout his speech. Afterward, Ed spoke with him about the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Sanders seemed to be aware of what was happening. His reaction strongly suggests that he is opposed to the expansion. Ed asks Bernie to 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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Sam Kuhn At Urban Dreams, Rep. O’Rourke held a Town Hall meeting. Sam asked him if he was willing to declare a climate emergency, and also for his stance on the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. ******* 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 Continue reading →

Seth Moulton

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Iowa State Fair, Des Moines Bird Dog: Shaun Ahern Shaun captured video of someone else asking Moulton a climate question during his stump speech on the soapbox. He also got audio of his own question to Moulton about the Dakota Access Pipeline. Shaun asking Moulton about the Dakota Access Pipeline: *******

Amy Klobuchar

Saturday, August 10, 2019 Des Moines Iowa State Fair Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon Ed Fallon writes, ” I said hello to Senator Klobuchar and she was as friendly as could be. But as soon as I mentioned the Dakota Access Pipeline, she turned away, muttered something, and ignored me. Several Bold Iowa bird dogs have tried to get her to tell us where she stands on DAPL and on Line 3, but she is consistently elusive. Beyond disappointing.” ******* Monday, July 1, 2019 Continue reading →

Jay Inslee

Friday, June 28, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Brian Campbell, Ed Fallon, Todd Steichen Kathy reports: “Jay Inslee enthusiastically responded ‘YES’ to our invitation to participate in a climate debate.” ******* Sunday, June 9, 2019 Cedar Rapids Hall of Fame Reception Bird Dogs: Samantha Kuhn and Matthew Peirce Inslee receiving his MVP award (Most Vocal Proponent) from Bold Iowa at the Hall of Fame Reception from bird-dog, Samantha Kuhn. Inslee received this award due to Climate Change being his main platform, always speaking Continue reading →

John Hickenlooper

Monday, July 22, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Claire Guderjahn, Shari Hrdina ******* 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, Continue reading →

Kamala Harris

Saturday, August 10, 2019 Des Moines Asian & Latino Coalition Fundraiser Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Samantha Kuhn The Asian & Latino Coalition hosted a fundraiser at Jasper Winery at which Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang spoke.  Bold Iowa bird-dog (and Asian & Latino Coalition member), Samantha Kuhn asked Kamala Harris if she would declare a Climate Emergency on Day One, to which she replied “yes.” Harris also discussed with Sam the problems regarding Iowa’s drinking water and the health challenges Iowans Continue reading →

Kirsten Gillibrand

Friday, June 7, 2019 Des Moines Blazing Saddle Bird Dogs: Osh Anderson, Claire Guderjahn Bold Iowa bird dog Osh Anderson asked Kirsten Gillibrand to make climate more prominent on her website, instead of hard to find under issues. Gillibrand said she had just made it more prominent on her website. She continued to explain some of the actions she would take to address climate, such as passing a Green New Deal and putting a price on carbon. ******* Saturday, May 25, 2019 Mason City Bird Continue reading →