I write with an urgent reminder about tomorrow’s Climate Emergency Caucus. Why urgent?
– Because if humanity stands a fighting chance of reining in the escalating impacts of climate change, we must heed scientists and act IMMEDIATELY!
– Because in defense of both our environment and personal liberty, we must stop the Bakken Oil Pipeline and the accompanying abuse of eminent domain.
Climate Emergency Caucus, Friday, January 29, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Central Campus, 1800 Grand Ave in Des Moines
What happens next Monday at the Iowa Caucuses is extremely important. It will influence the direction of our country and the world for years to come. And what we do tomorrow at the Climate Emergency Caucus is a critical contributor to that direction – providing YOU help make it happen.
So, I ask you in the strongest possible terms to join me and hundreds more tomorrow. Send a strong message that will resonate beyond Iowa, telling America and the world:
– Which presidential candidate can best lead America in the fight against climate change; and
– Which presidential candidate is most committed to stopping corporations from taking land to build oil and gas pipelines.
Our keynote speakers are Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska (right) and former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (above left). We’ll also hear from the inspiring young leaders of The Climate Mobilization, Ezra Silk and Margaret Klein Salamon. We’ll discuss caucus resolutions, hear where the Democratic and Republican candidates stand, and break into preference groups – just like you’ll do on Monday at the actual Iowa Caucus – to show your support for the candidate YOU feel is best equipped to lead the all-out mobilization we so urgently need.
Arrive early and check out the literature and displays provided by our sponsors and allies (listed below). And we’d love to have you join us for a group photo sporting Climate Mobilization t-shirts and Rosie the Riveter bandanas.
Also, check-out our Facebook Page: Climate Emergency Caucus. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, or if you’d like to volunteer. Thank you!
100 Grannies for a Livable Future
American Friends Service Committee
Be A Climate Voter
Charles D. Goldman, MD
Des Moines Family Psychiatrist Dr. David Drake
Earth Made Clean
Green Light Renewable Services
I’m a Climate Voter
Integrated Power / ISETA
Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement
Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility
Koch Brothers (a local family-owned printing company)
Methodist Federation for Social Action (Iowa Chapter)
Silent Rivers Design+Build
Story County Veterinary Clinic
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (Des Moines Branch)
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (Des Moines)
Iowa Peace Network
Sierra Club (Iowa Chapter)