Tag Archives: Jay Inslee

Bold Iowa straw poll

Dear Friends, Last Friday, 75 Bold Iowa supporters came to Ritual Cafe and cast votes for their top five presidential candidates. While not scientific, the results are instructive, with four takeaways of particular interest. Here’s how it broke out: 16.6% – Elizabeth Warren                     2.7% – Marianne Williamson 12.7% – Bernie Sanders                       1.2% – John Hickenlooper 10.4% – Kamala Harris           Continue reading →

Climate warnings from the North

Dear Friends, With human survival on the line, we all need to be as fully engaged as possible. There’s just no way to sugar-coat it: Earth’s climate news is not good, especially up North: Wildfires burned across the Arctic last month. Anchorage recorded a record-high temperature of 90 degrees. Greenland is seeing unprecedented ice melt. It’s easy to feel despair, but we can’t give up. The stakes are too high. Now more than ever, we need climate action at both the personal and political levels. Continue reading →

A Candid Assessment of Some Presidential Candidates

Dear Friends, Remember how the Republican field shifted in the 2012 and 2016 Iowa Caucuses? The lead changed so many times that emergency rooms across Iowa saw a drastic increase in whiplash cases. Ok, I made that last part up. But seriously, remember one-time 2012 front runner Herman Cain? I didn’t think so. How about 2016 flash-in-the-pack leader Ben Carson? Or shoe-in-for-the-nomination Scott Walker? And oh, how I miss Michele Bachmann. The horde of Democrats running for president this year may or may not experience 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 →

A workshop you don’t want to miss

Dear Friends, Honestly, saving the world shouldn’t be this much fun. At Bold Iowa’s Climate Bird Dog Workshop (April 25, 7:00-9:00 pm at the Mickle Center, 1620 Pleasant Street in Des Moines), you’ll not only learn a lot but the role plays we’re preparing will be creative and, well, a blast. Sign up today as we’re limiting the workshop to 100 people. Whether you’ve bird-dogged before or are a newbie, this two-hour workshop will give you the tools you need to effectively agitate for climate Continue reading →

Presidential hopeful discusses climate change with students

Iowa State Daily Excerpt: Samantha Kuhn, a member of the audience who identified herself as part of Bold Iowa, a Des Moines based organization that seeks to build a rural-urban coalition to fight climate change, asked Inslee why he thinks other candidates are not prioritizing climate change the way his campaign is. “I think perhaps they have not had as much experience as I have had,” Inslee said of other candidates. Inslee said he wrote a book on climate change 11 years ago and introduced the “first Continue reading →

Jay Inslee

Friday, June 28, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kathy Byrnes, Brian Campbell, Ed Fallon, Todd Steichen ******* Monday, June 3, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Samantha Kuhn and Jeannie McCrea Bold Iowa Bird-dogger Samantha Kuhn introduces Governor Jay Inslee at his first Asian & Latino Coalition event. ******* Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Davenport Bird Dogs: Jo Ironshield, Regina Tsosie, Michael Wilcox We put Jay Inslee in touch with Jo Ironshield, Regina Tsosie and Michael Wilcox to learn more about the impact of flooding on Davenport. Continue reading →