Tag Archives: Climate

Tom Steyer

******* Monday, January 13, 2020 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon Bold Iowa supporter and long-time climate activist, Channing Dutton, hosted a meet-and-greet event for Tom Steyer at his house. Climate bird dogs Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon attended, along with about 75 other people. See video below to see Kathy ask Steyer a question about farmers and the Climate Crisis: Steyer talks about farmers and climate At a house party for Tom Steyer, hosted by Carla and Channing Dutton, Kathy Byrnes Continue reading →

Jay Inslee Is Running on Climate Change. The Issue Is Catching On, So Why Isn’t He?

The New York Times Excerpt: Ed Fallon, a climate activist in Iowa, who runs a group that dresses in penguin suits to confront candidates about climate, said Mr. Inslee’s challenge was not his age or his personality. He just needs to show up more on the campaign trail, he said. “Iowans aren’t just enamored by charisma,” Mr. Fallon said. “Given Inslee’s laser-beam focus on climate and given that climate is the top priority of Iowa caucusgoers, he has a chance to end up in the Continue reading →

Cory Booker unveils tax credit plan in first Sioux City campaign stop

Iowa City Press-Citizen Excerpt: Two women asked about climate change, and Booker said there is only a 12-year window before climate impacts become irreversible. Booker supports the Green New Deal proposed this year by Democrats, and said he would rejoin the international 2016 Paris Accord to reduce carbon emissions. Linda Santi, of Sioux City, asked if lawmakers should write off trying to save the lowest-lying coastal areas impacted by rising waters. Booker answered, “There are no throwaway people, no throwaway communities.” Continue reading →

Andrew Yang

Thursday, July 18, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Samantha Kuhn, Valerie Madison, Shaun Ahern, Ed Fallon [CLICK ON PHOTO TO WATCH VIDEO] Sam thanked Andrew Yang for saying “climate is existential threat #1,” and asked if he would launch a climate mobilization as his first act as president. Yang insisted that passing the “Freedom Dividend” should come first. After that, he would work on infrastructure, climate change, and other priorities. To us, his claim that climate is existential threat #1 rings hollow when it’s buried Continue reading →

Marianne Williamson

Saturday, October 19, 2019 Grinnell Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon In the first video, Marianne Williamson says that the climate crisis demands a WWII-scale emergency mobilization. In the second video, Kathy asks what Williamson how Grinnell College and Grinnell High School students can be more involved in efforts to fight climate change. ******* Monday, September 30, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina Marianne Williamson was live on the Fallon Forum in an interview with host Ed Fallon After the program, Continue reading →

Bill Weld

Sunday, February 2, 2020 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Samantha Kuhn The day before the caucuses, bird dogs Shaun Ahern and Samantha Kuhn went to check out one of the Republican primary candidates, Bill Weld, former governor of Massachusetts.  They asked him if he would oppose doubling the amount of oil in DAPL to which he said yes (unlike a couple of democratic candidates we know!) and Sam asked him how he would get Republicans to believe in the Climate Crisis.  See his reaction Continue reading →

Elizabeth Warren

Sunday, January 12th, 2020 Marshalltown Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes and Ed Fallon Climate bird dogs went to see Elizabeth Warren (and new sidekick, Julian Castro) in Marshalltown, won the question raffle and got interviewed by People’s World, who later mentioned and quoted them in an article. It was a busy event! Read the article at the following link: https://peoplesworld.org/article/warren-presents-ambitious-plans-to-voters-in-rapidly-changing-small-town-iowa/ Watch Kathy ask Warren about declaring a climate emergency Day One in the Oval office: Warren Talk Climate in Marshalltown What do you think of Elizabeth Continue reading →

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 Joe Sestak broadcast live on the Fallon Forum. Former Admiral and US Congressman Joe Sestak! Posted by Fallon Forum on Monday, September 16, 2019 ******* 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 Continue reading →