Tag Archives: Climate Change

Joe Walsh

******* Friday, January 24, 2020 Polk City Bird Dogs: Samantha Kuhn, Todd Steichen Sam and Todd went to Polk City to see one of the few Republicans running in the Republican primaries, Joe Walsh. Walsh doesn’t have the best history when it comes to environmental issues, but he has repeatedly said during his campaign that climate change is a major problem that we have to do something about. Sam asked him how he expects to get Republicans to do something about the Climate Crisis since Continue reading →

Eric Swalwell

Sunday, April 28, 2019 Nevada Bird Dogs: Sid Barfoot Sid reports: “He has two proposals in his speech–host a climate accord in the US and retrain fossil fuel workers to work in the green economy. After the stump speech, as he was working the room again, I told him that he needed to put his climate change policy on his website. So far, he hasn’t done that yet. “My thoughts are, it’s good he has a plan and includes it in his stump speech, but Continue reading →

Joe Sestak

Monday, September 16, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina Sestak was interviewed by Ed on the Fallon Forum. ******* Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Des Moines Vaudeville Mews Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon Rep. Sestak spoke to the Downtown Des Moines Democrats. He mentioned climate briefly in his stump speech, then responded to a question from Kathy about the Dakota Access Pipeline. Kathy informs Sestak that Energy Transfer Partners wants to double the flow of oil through DAPL. She asks him what he has Continue reading →

Bernie Sanders

Sunday, January 26, 2020 Town Hall at La Poste Perry, Iowa Bird Dogs: Michelle Bruggenthies and Samantha Kuhn Bold Iowa bird dog, Samantha Kuhn, went to Perry for a Town Hall with Sanders, Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez, and Michael Moore. Sanders talked about the climate crisis at length, stressing the importance that we have to do something NOW. As an amusing side note, right at the beginning of the event, several protesters interrupted the Town Hall in the first five minutes, frantically screaming about not eating dairy. Continue reading →

Tim Ryan

Monday, May 21, 2019 Council Bluffs Bird Dog: John Davis “I talked with Ryan. He doesn’t yet have a climate plan, but told me will have one at some point. He said he’s going to make fighting climate change one of his top priorities and asked me to send him information he can review to help put together his climate plan. I’ll do that, and told Ryan it also would be good to look at what Inslee, O’Rourke and Sanders have committed to.” — John Continue reading →

Beto O’Rourke

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Sam Kuhn At Urban Dreams, Rep. O’Rourke held a Town Hall meeting. Sam asked him if he was willing to declare a climate emergency, and also for his stance on the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. ******* Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, John Davis, Ed Fallon, Sam Kuhn There’s no environmentally sound way to exploit, transport, refine, and burn oil. O’Rourke defending his 2015 vote to allow the export of Continue reading →

Amy Klobuchar

Saturday & Sunday, December 21st & 22nd, 2019 Osceola, Sidney, Harlan, Ida Grove, Denison, Clarinda, Bedford, Audubon, Logan, Sac City, and Cherokee, Iowa Bird Dogs: Samantha Kuhn and Marty Monroe Climate bird dogs Marty and Samantha went on an anti-pipeline mission this past weekend, taking them through a sizable chunk of southern and western Iowa. The bird dogs went to towns where Senator Amy Klobuchar was scheduled to speak, armed with a banner, a miniature DAPL pipeline (complete with “oil” spilling out of one end) Continue reading →

Jay Inslee

Friday, June 28, 2019 Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Brian Campbell, Ed Fallon, Todd Steichen Kathy reports: “Jay Inslee enthusiastically responded ‘YES’ to our invitation to participate in a climate debate.” ******* Sunday, June 9, 2019 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Hall of Fame Reception Bird Dogs: Samantha Kuhn and Matthew Peirce Inslee receiving his MVP award (Most Vocal Proponent) from Bold Iowa at the Hall of Fame Reception from bird-dog, Samantha Kuhn. Inslee received this award due to climate change being his main platform Continue reading →

John Hickenlooper

Monday, July 22, 2019 Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Claire Guderjahn, Shari Hrdina Our bird doggers asked Governor Hickenlooper if he would participate in a climate debate. ******* Friday, March 8, 2019 Des Moines, Iowa Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon Hickenlooper says climate change is a serious issue but the crisis isn’t prioritized in his campaign. He deflects to his top priority: bringing people together. In response to a question by Karl Knock, Hickenlooper insisted that “fracking doesn’t cause earthquakes.” That’s pretty Continue reading →

Kamala Harris

Saturday, November 30, 2019 House Party Johnston, Iowa Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon Ed asked Sen. Harris why the climate crisis isn’t everyone’s top priority, comparing the urgency to one’s house being on fire. Harris talked about her history of fighting major polluters in California and in Washington, DC, and about the importance of environmental justice. Unbeknownst to her audience, this was Harris’ last campaign event before dropping out of the race the next day. ******* Saturday, October 12, 2019 Urban Dreams Block Continue reading →