Tag Archives: Climate

Bill de Blasio

Sunday, August 11, 2019 Des Moines Iowa State Fair Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina, Sam Kuhn, Anmol Pakhale Ed asks de Blasio if he’ll publicly speak out against doubling the flow of oil in the Dakota Access pipeline. The visual element of the video is not great — that’s Ed in the dark blue shirt (on the right) and de Blasio in the light blue shirt (on the left). But the audio is excellent, and de Blasio seems like he’ll be Continue reading →

Mark Charles

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Sioux City Bird Dogs: Maria Rundquist, Madonna Nitzki, Jane Hey, and Renee Weinberg Mark Charles is Native American and a graduate of UCLA (BA History) running for president as an independent. Maria Rundquist spoke with him at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum. Maria writes, “I was impressed with Mark Charles. He gave us a good lecture of Native American history and spoke extensively regrading the Dakota Access Pipeline.”

Julian Castro

Thursday, October 17, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Todd Steichen Here are two videos from the event at Urban Dreams. The first shows Castro bringing up climate at the end of his stump speech. In the second video, Ed challenges Castro to be as vocal about climate as Governor Jay Inslee had been when he was a candidate for president. ******* Saturday, July 27, 2019 Des Moines Asian & Latino Coalition Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Adrianne Erickson, Ed Fallon, Sam Kuhn, Valerie Continue reading →

Pete Buttigieg

Saturday, October 12, 2019 Roosevelt High School Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon, Channing Dutton Our Bold Iowa bird dogs had an eventful Saturday! At Buttigieg’s rally  the lawn at Roosevelt High School, Kathy and Ed maneuvered themselves behind the stage and displayed “Climate is a Crisis” signs. Take a look at The Hill tweet below, which at last count had 55,000 views. Unfortunately, Channing Dutton was kicked out of the event for his climate flag. Oh well, you can’t win them all! Continue reading →

Steve Bullock

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dog: Shaun Ahern Shaun asked Bullock if he would oppose Energy Transfer Partner’s proposal to double the flow of oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline. Bullock told Shaun that he didn’t know much about DAPL, but thought he would probably be opposed to it. He mentioned the situation he has dealt with in Montana with the Keystone XL Pipeline. ******* Thursday, August 8, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Ed Fallon, Shari Hrdina ******* Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Des Continue reading →

Sherrod Brown

Friday, February 1, 2019 Perry Bird Dogs: Vern Johnson, Keith Puntenney Boone County farmers Keith Puntenney and Vern Johnson live on the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline and have sued over the abuse of eminent domain. They questioned US Senator Sherrod Brown, candidate for president, about the pipeline, water quality, and climate change. Keith says, “Senator Brown didn’t respond to our concerns. He’s a warmed-over Hillary Clinton look-alike who came to Iowa for a photo-op and softball questions. He wasn’t really interested in getting Continue reading →

Cory Booker

Friday, August 10, 2019 Tama Meskwaki Pow Wow Bird Dogs: Lee Tesdell, Donnielle Wanatee Lee shares: “I had a chance to chat with Cory Booker tonight at the Meskwaki Powwow. When I asked him if climate change was number one, he agreed. “Donielle showed him around the museum tent.” ******* Friday, July 26, 2019 West Des Moines Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Christine Curry, Channing Dutton, Samantha Kuhn, Anmol Pakhale and Susan Pohl Bold Iowa bird dogs talked to Cory Booker at his event at the Continue reading →

Michael Bloomberg

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon Ed writes, “Protesters interrupted the start of the event, and while one of their concerns seemed to be Bloomberg’s support for fracking, it was a very confusing message. “We viewed the film, Paris to Pittsburgh.  It was excellent, laying out the urgency of climate change and proposing solutions. Afterwards, one of Mr. Bloomberg’s staff persons came up to talk with us. When she learned that I had walked across the country for climate Continue reading →

Joe Biden

Sunday, January 26, 2020 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Shaun Ahern, Kathy Byrnes, Ed Fallon and Samantha Kuhn Samantha writes: This was an event at Urban Dreams, a non-profit that works with Des Moines’ Black community. Joe Biden’s approach to convincing people to vote for him was bizarre. Ed asked him about his contradictory positions on pipelines, since Biden claims to be anti-pipeline but also wants to rebuild and replace older pipelines. When asked about this, he informed Ed, “Go find yourself another candidate.” We were grouped Continue reading →

Michael Bennet

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Indianola Bird Dog: Margaret Vernon US Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) spoke at a coffee shop. Margaret Vernon questioned him on his climate plan. Check out the video Margaret shot of his response. Margaret had a chance to speak with Bennet later and writes, “In talking with Bennett later to clarify, he did say we have to do everything we can to address climate change. We need to work on measures that can’t be changed whenever the president changes, and he’d take Continue reading →