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Featured Content: 1. Letter to Greta Thunberg 2. Video of Bird dogs at Polk County Steak Fry ******* Dear Greta — I write to invite you to visit Iowa, where the presidential campaign is in full force. Since January, over 250 Bold Iowa supporters have lobbied presidential candidates on the climate crisis. Sometimes we ask questions, listen, and display our signs. Sometimes we dress as penguins, in response to the tragic collapse of the second largest colony of Emperor Penguins earlier this year. Once, we Continue reading →

Andrew Yang

Thursday, July 18, 2019 Asian & Latino Coalition Forum Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Samantha Kuhn, Valerie Madison, Shaun Ahern, Ed Fallon Sam thanked Andrew Yang for saying “climate is existential threat #1,” and asked if he would launch a climate mobilization as his first act as president. Yang insisted that passing the “Freedom Dividend” should come first. After that, he would work on infrastructure, climate change, and other priorities. To us, his claim that climate is existential threat #1 rings hollow when it’s buried Continue reading →

Marianne Williamson

Saturday, October 19, 2019 Grinnell Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon In the first video, Marianne Williamson says that the climate crisis demands a WWII-scale emergency mobilization. In the second video, Kathy asks what Williamson how Grinnell College and Grinnell High School students can be more involved in efforts to fight climate change. ******* Monday, September 30, 2019 The Fallon Forum Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina Marianne Williamson was live on the Fallon Forum in an interview with host Ed Continue reading →

Bill Weld

Sunday, February 2, 2020 Meet and Greet Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Samantha Kuhn The day before the Caucuses, bird dogs Shaun Ahern and Samantha Kuhn checked Republican candidate, Bill Weld, former governor of Massachusetts.  They asked if he would oppose doubling the amount of oil in DAPL, to which he said yes.  Sam also asked how he would get Republicans to accept climate science. See his reaction in this video.

Elizabeth Warren

Sunday, January 12, 2020 Town Hall Forum Marshalltown, Iowa Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon Climate bird dogs went to see Elizabeth Warren (and new sidekick, Julian Castro) in Marshalltown. Kathy won the question raffle and got interviewed by People’s World, who later mentioned and quoted her in its story. Read the article at this link: https://peoplesworld.org/article/warren-presents-ambitious-plans-to-voters-in-rapidly-changing-small-town-iowa/. Watch Kathy ask Warren about declaring a climate emergency on Day One: ******* Monday, November 25, 2019 West Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Kari Continue reading →

Joe Walsh

******* Friday, January 24, 2020 Polk City Bird Dogs: Samantha Kuhn, Todd Steichen Sam and Todd went to Polk City to see one of the few Republicans running in the Republican primaries, Joe Walsh. Walsh doesn’t have the best history when it comes to environmental issues, but he has repeatedly said during his campaign that climate change is a major problem that we have to do something about. Sam asked him how he expects to get Republicans to do something about the Climate Crisis since 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 →

Joe Sestak

Monday, September 16, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina Sestak was interviewed by Ed on the Fallon Forum. ******* 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 Partners wants to double the flow of oil through DAPL. She asks him what he has Continue reading →

Bernie Sanders

Sunday, January 26, 2020 Town Hall at La Poste Perry, Iowa Bird Dogs: Michelle Bruggenthies and Samantha Kuhn Bold Iowa bird dog, Samantha Kuhn, went to Perry for a Town Hall with Sanders, Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez, and Michael Moore. Sanders talked about the climate crisis at length, stressing the importance that we have to do something NOW. As an amusing side note, right at the beginning of the event, several protesters interrupted the Town Hall in the first five minutes, frantically screaming about not eating dairy. 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 →