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Climate Justice Unity March: Day 2

Sunday, April 23 – Deep River to Montezuma (10 miles) As we circle up this morning and prepare to leave Deep River, a man driving an ATV pulls up. He introduces himself as Darrin Ehret — the guy next door who put up the Confederate flag yesterday. He was surprised at how quiet and respectful we […]
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Climate Justice Unity March: Day 1

Saturday, April 22 – Little Creek Camp to Deep River (12.8 miles) Today saw three notable “firsts,” none of them good. Our troupe of 25-30 marchers were flipped off three times by passing drivers. I’ve walked 700 miles along Iowa’s highways and gravel roads and never had someone do that to me. Also today, as […]
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Toilet paper provided; bring your own towel

Q: What’s more challenging than marching ten miles a day for eight days? A: Organizing the logistics to make such a march possible. Seriously. Shari Hrdina, Sarah Spain and I have done this before, organizing the coast-to-coast Great March for Climate Action in 2014. Did we learn our lesson? Apparently not. Here we are again, organizing […]
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Climate Justice Unity March: Wish List

Ed Fallon
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Many camping items are needed for the Climate Justice Unity March. If have any of these items to loan to us for the duration of April 21-29, please contact Sarah@climatemarch.org. Industrial Shelving for the gear truck (already have) 3 Large Coolers for perishable food items Two-Burner Cook Stove Smaller Cook Stove Propane Tanks Storage Containers […]
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Climate Justice Unity March: Packing List

Ed Fallon
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Sign up to join the April 22-29 Climate Justice Unity March. Everything you bring must fit into only two duffel bags or suitcases, and one small backpack to carry while you walk. Please label your bags and all individual items.  Leave valuables at home. Personal Identification Credit card or ATM card Sunscreen Lip balm with sunscreen […]
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Iowans to Embark on Eight-Day, Eighty-Mile March for Unity on Climate

Mark Hefflinger
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Contact: Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Iowans to Embark on Eight-Day, Eighty-Mile March for Unity on Climate Twenty-five marchers of diverse backgrounds to depart from Little Creek Camp on Earth Day (April 22), arrive in Des Moines on April 29 for People’s Climate Rally at State Capitol Des […]
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Pipeline Fighters Challenge Utilities Board Conflicts, Decisions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2017 Contact: Christine Nobiss, 319-331-8034, cnobiss@gmail.com Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa: 515-238-6404, ed@boldiowa.org Native Drummers, Singers to Rally at IUB to Challenge Dakota Access Pipeline Approval New concerns raised after IUB chair’s employment conflict unveiled Des Moines — Recently, Geri Huser, chair of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB), was criticized in news stories across the […]
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Iowa Climate Justice Unity March: April 22-29

The People’s Climate Movement is gaining momentum for what should be a landmark day of action on April 29, marking the 100th day of the Trump Presidency. The major event is in Washington, DC, billed as “a march for climate, justice and jobs,” but there also will be hundreds of related marches in cities across […]
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Native Nations Rise! Rally in Des Moines March 10

The sad news is that oil may soon flow through the Dakota Access pipeline. But there are several silver linings in that dark, oil-soaked cloud. First, the lawsuit filed by Iowa landowners against the abuse of eminent domain is on its way to the Iowa Supreme Court. In a recent Radio Iowa story, the attorney for […]
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“Rise With Standing Rock” Native Nations Rally in Iowa on Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 7, 2017 Contact: Kelly Quinn, krb.quinn@gmail.com or (515) 657-0179 Shelley Buffalo, buffaloshelley@gmail.com or (319) 333-2844 Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director, ed@boldiowa.org or (515) 238-6404 “Rise With Standing Rock” Native Nations Iowa Rally  Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for solidarity as they march in prayer in Washington Des Moines  — On Friday, March […]
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