Tag Archives: Climate

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 →

Kirsten Gillibrand

Friday, June 7, 2019 Des Moines Blazing Saddle Bird Dogs: Osh Anderson, Claire Guderjahn Bold Iowa bird dog Osh Anderson asked Kirsten Gillibrand to make climate more prominent on her website, instead of hard to find under issues. Gillibrand said she had just made it more prominent on her website. She continued to explain some of the actions she would take to address climate, such as passing a Green New Deal and putting a price on carbon. ******* Saturday, May 25, 2019 Mason City Bird Continue reading →

Tulsi Gabbard

Saturday, September 21, 2019 West Des Moines Bird Dogs: Lysa Fisk, Magenta Lysa reports: “My daughter, Magenta, and I went to Rep. Gabbard’s Town Hall in West Des Moines Saturday, and Magenta got to ask a question. She’s at 39:10 minutes in, asking a pertinent climate-change question regarding the burning of the Amazon. ******* Sepiember 16, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina Ed interviews Tulsi Gabbard on the Fallon Forum about renewable resources, the OFF act, her change of opinion regarding LGBQT Continue reading →

John Delaney

Monday, January 6th, 2020 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes Kathy interviews John Delaney on this week’s “The Fallon Forum.”  Ed had laryngitis, so Kathy filled in for the interview. ******* Saturday, June 29, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Samantha Kuhn, Anmol Pakhale, Susan Pohl Congressman Delaney has agreed to be in a Climate Debate–he’s in!!       ******* Sunday, March 31, 2019 Iowa City Bird Dogs: Holly Hart Holly Hart reports: “Delaney had just been talking about the technology Continue reading →