The four speakers include Tyler LaMere and Keely Driscoll. LaMere is a Winnebago activist from Nebraska. Driscoll is a member of the Meskwaki nation and a student of international studies at the University of Iowa. Isabelle Brace is co-state Iowa lead for Iowa Climate Strike, and Ako Abdul-Samad is the director of Creative Visions.
A coalition of 37 organizations just announced a major climate initiative, to be held a couple days prior to the Iowa Caucuses. Scheduled for Saturday, February 1 at 12:00 noon, the Climate Crisis Parade calls out the mainstream media for ignoring the urgency of the climate crisis. Here are three things you can do: 1. Join the effort on Facebook and share it with others. 2. Sign-up to participate through Eventbrite and we'll keep you posted with updates. 3. If you're with a group that would like to join the coalition, email [email protected] or call 858-35-MARCH (858-356-2724).
Miriam Kashia of 100 Grannies for a Livable Future, was a guest columnist for the Gazette and wrote an op-ed piece for their October 9 edition. Miriam and her group have worked repeatedly with Bold Iowa and she is one of the Iowa Climate Defenders Five who will stand trial for trespassing on Hy-Vee property during a Trump fundraiser. The op-ed piece she wrote discusses the climate strikers that the Grannies have been helping and how we cannot depend on our government (especially under this Continue reading →
Climate Activist and Bird Dog Miriam Kashia of 100 Grannies for a Livable Future was featured on MSNBC! Included was brief footage of her arrest from Bold Iowa’s June 11 action. Support Miriam at the trial and press conference on October 10. Continue reading →
“STOP DAPL 2.0” TALKING POINTS The fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline is again ramping up! A while back, there was this excellent piece by Carolyn Raffensperger, the story about pipeline sabotage legislation (click here to read Bold Iowa’s press release in response), and this story about US Bank and the divestment campaign. Good, but we need a lot more chatter and clamor — especially around the landowner/Sierra Cub lawsuit before the Iowa Supreme Court. Letters to the editor (LTE) and Op Eds in Continue reading →
Dear Friends, One year ago today, Iowans rallied at the Polk County Courthouse to support landowners suing state government over the abuse of eminent domain to build the Dakota Access pipeline. That case now advances to the Iowa Supreme Court. Its ramifications for other eminent domain fights, climate change and water quality are significant. Today, one year later, Bold Iowa issued the following press release. Please take a few minutes to read and share it . . . and please make a donation to support Continue reading →
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, [email protected] Adam Mason, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, [email protected] Mark Hefflinger, Bold Alliance: 402-577-0315, [email protected] 30 Iowans Arrested in Boone County During Peaceful Demonstration Against Dakota Access Pipeline and Risks to Water First of series of direct actions planned by organizers of the “Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance” Boone County, Iowa — Thirty Iowans were arrested on Wednesday afternoon while participating among a crowd of 150 in a peaceful, nonviolent act of civil Continue reading →
The potential trigger for our Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance is if work begins in earnest on the Bakken Pipeline across Iowa, which became a reality on Monday, June 6 when the Iowa Utilities Board voted 2-1 to authorize construction. (1) Our first action under the Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31, with a peaceful nonviolent action training in Pilot Mound beginning at 9 a.m., and an action from approx. 1-4 p.m. at an undisclosed location. You can pledge to Continue reading →
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2016 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, [email protected] Protesters to Greet Donald Trump at Joni Ernst Event on Saturday with Calls for No Eminent Domain for Private Gain, No Bakken Pipeline Des Moines — Bold Iowa and 100 Grannies for a Livable Future will hold a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Saturday, to greet GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump with a message of “No eminent domain for private gain,” and a call to stop the Dakota Access “Bakken” Continue reading →