Pete Buttigieg

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Iowa State Fair Des Moines Bird Dogs: Lysa Fisk and Samantha Kuhn Lysa Fisk and Samantha Kuhn attended Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s turn on the Iowa State Fair Soapbox, which had a surprisingly large turnout considering he was the only candidate speaking that day. Samantha was able to ask Pete about whether or not he would declare a climate emergency on Day One of the Oval Office, to which he replied “Most likely, because it will certainly be an emergency by that Continue reading →

Steve Bullock

Thursday, August 8, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina ******* Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Samantha Kuhn and Anmol Pakhale ******* Friday, May 17, 2019 Tama Bird Dogs: Donnielle Wanatee Bullock addresses Indigenous concerns, and answers a question about climate change and water quality. ******* Thursday, May 16, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Kathy Byrnes, Jan Corderman, Ed Fallon, Lysa Fisk, Shari Hrdina, Whitney Hulse, Jon Neiderbach, Kari Noble, Todd Steichen Bold Climate Continue reading →

Sherrod Brown

Friday, February 1, 2019 Perry Bird Dogs: Vern Johnson, Keith Puntenney Boone County farmers Keith Puntenney and Vern Johnson live on the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline and have sued over the abuse of eminent domain. They questioned US Senator Sherrod Brown, candidate for president, about the pipeline, water quality, and climate change. Keith says, “Senator Brown didn’t respond to our concerns. He’s a warmed-over Hillary Clinton look-alike who came to Iowa for a photo-op and softball questions. He wasn’t really interested in getting Continue reading →

Cory Booker

Friday, July 26, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Michael Halloran, and Todd Steichen The Bold Iowa bird dogs managed to catch Cory Booker on the way in to the New Leaders Council and ask him if he will  mobilize our country’s resources to address the climate crisis on Day One. Booker answered with a definitive yes! Watch the clip. Sounds like Cory Booker is on board to mobilize against the climate emergency on day one!#nlcconvention #newleaderscouncil #booker2020 @newleaderscouncil Booker2020 Posted by Continue reading →

Michael Bloomberg

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon Ed writes, “Protesters interrupted the start of the event, and while one of their concerns seemed to be Bloomberg’s support for fracking, it was a very confusing message. After the film, Paris to Pittsburgh, we talked with Mr. Bloomberg. The film is excellent, laying out the urgency of climate change and proposing solutions. After a few minutes of casual conversation, Kathy shared with Bloomberg our opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. He responded, ‘What’s Continue reading →

Joe Biden

Thursday, August 8, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina Shari reports: We were able to talk with Joe Biden briefly (video 1) 20 minutes before he talked at the Register’s Soapbox. Biden then talked close to three minutes about climate during his stump speech (video 2). Later that day on Iowa Public Radio, they did a recap of today’s soapbox, and played a clip of Biden talking about climate and Iowa’s wind energy. Here is a report on IPR. ******* Tuesday, June Continue reading →

Michael Bennet

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Indianola Bird Dog: Margaret Vernon US Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) spoke at a coffee shop. Margaret Vernon questioned him on his climate plan. Check out the video Margaret shot of his response. Margaret had a chance to speak with Bennet later and writes, “In talking with Bennett later to clarify, he did say we have to do everything we can to address climate change. We need to work on measures that can’t be changed whenever the president changes, and he’d take Continue reading →

Climate Bird Dog FAQs

Q: How do I sign up? A: Go to this link and fill out the short form with your contact information. Someone with Bold Iowa will get in touch with you. (We promise never to share contact info with anyone else.) Since candidate events often pop-up on very short notice, you’ll get notification of opportunities to bird dog with either a phone call, email, or text message. Q: I’m new to this. Are any trainings or workshops planned? A: So glad you asked! We have almost Continue reading →

Climate Bird Dog Partners

Climate March The goal of Climate March is to build on the legacy of the Great March for Climate Action and its mission to change the heart and mind of the American people, our elected leaders, and people across the world to act now to address the climate crisis.   Seeding Sovereignty We are a multi-generational, youth-led model by and for indigenous and non-indigenous womxn based on mentoring relationships and principles of unity, solidarity, justice, sharing and respect. Our purpose is to seed paths of Continue reading →