Steve Bullock

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 Bird Dogs offer Montana Governor Steve Bullock a warm Iowa welcome as we challenge him to be strong on climate. Ed raised his hand and was called on during the formal 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

Monday, May 27, 2019 Urbandale Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Ruth Henderson, Sam Kuhn, Matthew Peirce Ed writes: “Turnout for Booker’s holiday cookout was huge. We had a hard time getting to him in the crowd, but managed to ask him if he would sign the pledge to take no money from the fossil fuel industry. He said he already had signed it. According to the Oil Change International website, he’s listed as not having signed it. We will further investigate the 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

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Tory Church, Parker Creech, Randall Damon, Ed Fallon, Lysa Fisk, Lora Fraracci, Sheila Knoploh-Odole, Samantha Kuhn, Matthew Peirce, Todd Steichen, Russ Ver Ploeg At his first three stops — Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, and Iowa City — Biden barely mentioned climate change. “He made some basic statement about climate, but it wasn’t anything like we’d want to hear,” said Christine Lehman-Engledow, who attended Biden’s rally in Cedar Rapids. In Iowa City, Diane Lahr reports, “There was some Continue reading →

Michael Bennet

Saturday, February 23, 2019 Winterset Bird Dog: Margaret Vernon US Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) spoke at a house party near Winterset. Margaret Vernon writes: “Bennet was impressive in a number of ways. Great positions on lots of stuff. Very smart, ties a lot together. He kept not calling on me, and before I did get to ask a question, he brought climate change up himself (but not early in the discussion). He said how important it is that, in Colorado, he talks with ranchers and 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 →