Cory Booker

Friday, August 10, 2019 Tama Meskwaki Pow Wow Bird Dogs: Lee Tesdell, Donnielle Wanatee Lee shares: “I had a chance to chat with Cory Booker tonight at the Meskwaki Powwow. When I asked him if climate change was number one, he agreed. “Donielle showed him around the museum tent.” ******* Friday, July 26, 2019 West Des Moines Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Christine Curry, Channing Dutton, Samantha Kuhn, Anmol Pakhale and Susan Pohl Bold Iowa bird dogs talked to Cory Booker at his event at 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. “We viewed the film, Paris to Pittsburgh.  It was excellent, laying out the urgency of climate change and proposing solutions. Afterwards, one of Mr. Bloomberg’s staff persons came up to talk with us. When she learned that I had walked across the country for climate Continue reading →

Joe Biden

Sunday, January 26, 2020 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon and Samantha Kuhn Samantha writes: This was an event at Urban Dreams, a non-profit that works with Des Moines’ Black community, and located a couple blocks from where Ed lived for 19 years. Joe Biden’s approach to convincing people to vote for him was bizarre. Ed asked him about his contradictory positions on pipelines, since Biden claims to be anti-pipeline but also wants to rebuild and replace older pipelines. When asked about 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 →


Read what the media has written about Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim. Columnist Rekha Basu writes, “Fallon’s account … won’t be some scientific analysis of why we have alternating droughts and floods, and occasional July winters and December summers. … His book is more of a tribute to the natural world as he and some 35 to 50 walkers experienced it in their quest to ‘wake people up to what’s going on before it’s too late.’” (Read Rekha’s column here.)