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 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina Marianne Williamson was live on the Fallon Forum in an interview with host Ed Fallon After the program, Continue reading →

Bill Weld

Sunday, February 2, 2020 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Samantha Kuhn The day before the caucuses, bird dogs Shaun Ahern and Samantha Kuhn went to check out one of the Republican primary candidates, Bill Weld, former governor of Massachusetts.  They asked him if he would oppose doubling the amount of oil in DAPL to which he said yes (unlike a couple of democratic candidates we know!) and Sam asked him how he would get Republicans to believe in the Climate Crisis.  See his reaction Continue reading →

Elizabeth Warren

Sunday, January 12th, 2020 Marshalltown Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon Climate bird dogs went to see Elizabeth Warren (and new sidekick, Julian Castro) in Marshalltown, won the question raffle and got interviewed by People’s World, who later mentioned and quoted them in an article. It was a busy event! Read the article at the following 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 Day One in the Oval office: Warren Talk Climate in Marshalltown What do you think of Elizabeth 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 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, January 26, 2020 Perry Bird Dogs: Michelle Bruggenthies and Samantha Kuhn Bold Iowa bird dog, Samantha Kuhn, went to Perry for a Town Hall Bernie, Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez and Michael Moore. Bernie 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. They were at the front of the 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: Kathy 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: *******