Five years ago on August 9, 2014, the Great March for Climate Action stopped at Ritual Cafe in Des Moines during our 3,100-mile trek across the US. Let’s celebrate that memorable day with music, food and drink, and a presidential candidate straw poll.
*** The event is past, but CHECK OUT THE RESULTS OF THE STRAW POLL and pictures from the event here. ***
Friday, August 9, 2019
Ritual Cafe – 1301 Locust St, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
EATS. Free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! We also encourage you to purchase other food and drink from one of Des Moines’ best local businesses, Ritual Cafe.
MUSIC. Dartanyan Brown will perform a set, and we’ll enjoy a traditional Irish jam session from some of Des Moines’ best performers.
SPEECHES. We’ll hear reflections from a few of the 2014 marchers, and get an update from Bold Iowa on its work to bird-dog the presidential candidates on climate (see boldiowa.com/climate-bird-dogs/).
STRAW POLL. Vote for your top five candidates for president. Ed Fallon will release the results on Monday during the 11:00 a.m. broadcast of the Fallon Forum (see fallonforum.com).
FREEWILL DONATIONS APPRECIATED. Donate $20 or more and get an autographed copy of Ed Fallon’s book: Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim (see boldiowa.com/marcher-walker-pilgrim/).
SPONSORS. Thank you to everyone supporting our continued Climate Action efforts.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Bob & Rita Krasen
Griffieon Family Farm
Judy Anderson & Tom Leffler
Jon Krieg & Patti McKee
LULAC Council 307
Margaret & Jon Vernon
Realty with Ahart
Tony & Ashley Bohnenkamp
Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, Des Moines Chapter