About Climate Bird Dogs


In partnership with Indigenous Iowa, Seeding Sovereignty, Sage Sisters, and other grassroots allies, Bold Iowa has assembled a corps of 268 volunteers to persistently and relentlessly bird-dog presidential candidates on the climate crisis.

We push candidates to:

— Make the climate crisis their top priority;
— Support the Green New Deal;
— Oppose oil pipelines, fracking, and other fossil-fuel projects;
— Speak out against the proposed expansion of DAPL;
— Stand with Indigenous Iowans to defend sovereignty, land, and water;
— Oppose the abuse of eminent domain to take farmland for private gain.

Because of the Iowa Caucuses, Iowans are uniquely situated to advance the national debate on climate. We have both the opportunity and an obligation to compel candidates, the media, and voters to prioritize the climate crisis. We’re chronicling our efforts here and letting people across the country know where candidates stand.

Let’s continue to ramp this up! Here are some of our interactions and results:

Michael Bennet

Joe Biden

Michael Bloomberg

Cory Booker

Sherrod Brown

Steve Bullock

Pete Buttigieg

Julian Castro

Mark Charles

Bill de Blasio

John Delaney

Tulsi Gabbard

Kirsten Gillibrand

Kamala Harris

John Hickenlooper

Jay Inslee

Amy Klobuchar

Beto O’Rourke

Tim Ryan

Bernie Sanders

Joe Sestak

Tom Steyer

Eric Swalwell

Elizabeth Warren

Marianne Williamson

Andrew Yang

Join us now! We’ll provide training, support, data, materials, and other volunteers to work with you. Our Climate Bird Dog Workshop was Thursday, April 25. View the video.

Your efforts are making a difference!