Kamala Harris

Saturday, November 30th, 2019 Local House Party Johnston Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon Kathy and Ed went to a local house party on Saturday, November 30th to bird dog Kamala Harris. Ed got the chance to ask her a question about why the Climate Crisis isn’t being taken as seriously as it should (for example, like a house on fire). She went on to give an interesting answer regarding what needs to be done, her history of fighting major polluters in California and 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 →

Tulsi Gabbard

Sepiember 16, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dog: Ed Fallon Ed’s interviews democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard on the Fallon Forum.  See what the Congresswoman from Hawaii has to say about renewable resources, the OFF act, her change of opinion regarding LGBQT matters and the problems in Syria. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard! Posted by Fallon Forum on Monday, September 16, 2019 ******* Saturday, September 21, 2019 West Des Moines Bird Dogs: Lysa Fisk, Magenta Lysa reports: Magenta and I went to Rep. Gabbard’s Town Hall in West Continue reading →

John Delaney

Monday, January 6th, 2020 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes Here is Kathy interviewing John Delaney on this week’s “The Fallon Forum.”  Ed had laryngitis, so Kathy filled in for the interview–watch and see how her conversation goes with the congressman, who has been running his presidential campaign in Iowa longer than any of the other candidates: January 7, 2020, Fallon Forum On this week's Fallon Forum, John K. Delaney talks about his campaign, and Jeffrey Weiss shares insights into the recent developments in Iran Continue reading →

Bill de Blasio

Sunday, August 11, 2019 Des Moines Iowa State Fair Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina, Sam Kuhn, Anmol Pakhale Ed asks de Blasio if he’ll publicly speak out against doubling the flow of oil in the Dakota Access pipeline. The visual element of the video is not great — that’s Ed in the dark blue shirt (on the right) and de Blasio in the light blue shirt (on the left). But the audio is excellent, and de Blasio seems like he’ll be Continue reading →

Mark Charles

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Sioux City Bird Dogs: Maria Rundquist, Madonna Nitzki, Jane Hey, and Renee Weinberg Mark Charles is Native American and a graduate of UCLA (BA History) running for president as an independent. Maria Rundquist spoke with him at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum. Maria writes, “I was impressed with Mark Charles. He gave us a good lecture of Native American history and spoke extensively regrading the Dakota Access Pipeline.”

Julian Castro

Thursday, October 17, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Todd Steichen Here are two videos from the event at Urban Dreams. The first shows Castro bringing up climate at the end of his stump speech. In the second video, Ed challenges Castro to be as vocal about climate as Governor Jay Inslee had been when he was a candidate for president. ******* Saturday, July 27, 2019 Des Moines Asian & Latino Coalition Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Adrianne Erickson, Ed Fallon, Sam Kuhn, Valerie Continue reading →

Pete Buttigieg

Saturday, October 12, 2019 Roosevelt High School Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Channing Dutton Our Bold Iowa bird dogs had an eventful Saturday! At Buttigieg’s rally  the lawn at Roosevelt High School, Kathy and Ed maneuvered themselves behind the stage and displayed “Climate is a Crisis” signs. Take a look at The Hill tweet below, which at last count had 55,000 views. Unfortunately, Channing Dutton was kicked out of the event for his climate flag. Oh well, you can’t win them all! Continue reading →

Steve Bullock

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dog: Shaun Ahern Shaun asked Bullock if he would oppose Energy Transfer Partner’s proposal to double the flow of oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline. Bullock told Shaun that he didn’t know much about DAPL, but thought he would probably be opposed to it. He mentioned the situation he has dealt with in Montana with the Keystone XL Pipeline. ******* Thursday, August 8, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina ******* Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Des 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 →