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The Fallon Forum (online)
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March 1–November 1 – Great March for Climate Action (America)
Thirty marchers are treking the 3,000-mile path across the country, from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC to demand action on climate change. To get involved, call (855) 35-MARCH or

April 21 – Climate Convergence Rally (Raleigh, NC)
The mission of the Climate Convergence on Raleigh project is to educate, inspire, and empower North Carolinians regarding the climate crisis. People will converge on Raleigh from across the state to attend an annual rally and participate in educational panels and workshops focused on climate change and ways to stop it.

Through May 25 – David Thoreson Exhibit (Iowa City)
The exhibit is about adventure, photography, story-telling and climate change, emphasizing the Northwest Passage and changes to the Arctic environment. Exhibit runs through May 25 at the University of Iowa’s Museum of Natural History, Old Capitol Galleries. Visit here for more information.

June 22-24 - Citizens Climate Lobby National Conference (Washington, DC)
Register now  for this event here.



5 Responses to “Events”

  • Glad you’re back into the political ring, which office?
    FYI Republican Rep Jorgensen from Sioux City, want to be a Governor too.

  • May 4 – PedalArt (Des Moines)
    PedalArt is a local show of bicycle inspired poster artwork that introduces people to talented local artists and sends them home with affordable, original works of art.
    Opening reception is Fri. May 4, 5:30-7:00 at the Des Moines Social Club. Admission is always free.

  • President Obama, and Democratic Members of Congress, do not want voter ID to be a requirement to vote because it would most and unfairly impact the elderly, the disabled, and the young and poor. Even if the State handed out free IDs, and came to the door to deliver them to the disabled, making the requirement to show a photo ID to vote is an unnecessary burden on citizens and an abridgement to the right to participate in the democratic process. The deceptive purpose for the GOP’s idea for this is evident in two points: that the poor, ex-felons, and elderly generally vote Democratic, which was a point in a 2003 Republican agenda and with the Branstad administration when his first action as newly (re)elected governor was to overturn Vilsack’s Executive Order which automatically restored voting rights to ex-felons. The second point regards voting fraud. If there was a serious problem of voter fraud in this country, or in the State of Iowa, I might go along with it myself, but that old saw is only a deception; it is just a manufactured issue to detract people from real problems in government and perpetuate pubic fear over a non-issue. The only “problem” with the last election? Republicans could not accurately count votes and tried to minimize the situation when it became publicized, to the embarrassment not only of Mitt Romney, but of the Iowa Republican Party. Need I say more?

  • Ron Paul wouldn ‘t reign in corporations, they would be unregulated, and of course no EPA to bother them. Yeah for dirty energy.

    He would try to eliminate Social Security and Medicare, and diminish aid for public schools. The social safety net would be trashed.

    He wants to abolish income tax which will be wonderful for the 1%.

    His form of freedom means there’s nothing left for us to loose.

    I think he’s in it for himself. I say no thanks.

  • ED: My biggest worry for America is that Obama plans to wreck our economy (for whatever the reason). The only thing he asks for is an increase in spending and to increase the budget. He is now asking for another 1.2 trillion dollars.

    He wants to appeal to the minorities and the needy who want the government to take care of them. He does not want ID at voting booths (we can get a photo ID for people on social security who do not drive – it is not a problem). He complains (to the ears of those who want to hear it) that photo ID is a way that reps can keep the poor from voting.

    There is a lot of propoganda out there and so many who believe it. That is on both sides.

    Ron Paul is the only candidate who will not go to DC and get into the same old political groove as all others. Abramoff says that all new congressmen are approached by leadership and told the main thing is to be re-elected so that party will not loose the seat. Then they introduce them to lobbyists who can help them to achieve that.

    DC is owned and run by lobbyists and money. They are basically impersonaters when we see them. I don’t trust any of them.

    The media is as afraid of Ron Paul as DC establishment.

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