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Bold Iowa Direct Action To Stop Oil Pipeline


Action Alert from Bold Iowa:

On Tuesday, Bold Iowa set up the #FarmersDefenseCamp with the permission of farmer Shirley Gerjets on her property near Rockwell City, which was taken against her will via eminent domain by Dakota Access for the pipeline.

We’re activating the more than 2,500 people who have signed the Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance to join us.

Join us this Saturday, Oct. 29 for a nonviolence training and day of direct action to stop construction on Dakota Access.

(*To respect our gracious host Shirley’s wishes, we are strictly limiting overnight camping on the property to 20 people total. Please note on the form if you’re interested in camping.)

We’re also excited for Sunday’s “Climate Revolution Rally” at Fleur Cinema in Des Moines, where Bold Nebraska’s Jane Kleeb will give an update on the Dakota Access pipeline fight, plus live music, and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox (“Gasland”) will join us to discuss and screen his new documentary on climate change.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday at #FarmersDefenseCamp and Sunday at the Climate Revolution Rally!

Ed Fallon and the Bold Iowa team

@Bold_Iowa on Twitter
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Bold Iowa
735 19th ST
Des Moines, IA 50314 US

Pipeline Protesters To Camp On Iowa Farmer’s Land


Monday Action Alert from Bold Iowa:

Bold Iowa is setting up a #NoDAPL camp today with an Iowa farmer in Calhoun County, whose land was taken against her will via eminent domain to build the Dakota Access pipeline that threatens our land, water and property rights.

We’ll be planning nonviolent direct actions in the coming days where all will be invited to join us, but to respect Shirley’s wishes, we’re strictly limiting overnight camp population to 20 people.

Sign up to join us and stand with an Iowa landowner fighting Dakota Access and eminent domain abuse.

While overnight camping will be limited to 20 people, everyone is invited to join us during nonviolent direct actions to be scheduled in coming days to protect land and water. The camp will continue until we stop the pipeline or else construction is completed across Shirley’s land.

Stay tuned for details on upcoming actions in Calhoun County. 

Ed Fallon and the Bold Iowa team

P.S. Chip in to support those risking arrest with legal and court costs via the Bakken Pledge Legal Fund

@Bold_Iowa on Twitter
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Bold Iowa
735 19th ST
Des Moines, IA 50314 US

How False Equivalence Distorts Campaign Coverage

media-matters“News outlets have paid the same amount of attention to the Clinton emails or the Clinton Foundation as they have to the unprecedented, democracy-threatening dumpster fire that is the Trump campaign.”


Democrat Jim Mowrer In Position To Defeat Trump-Supporting Republican Incumbent In IA-03



According to the recent (October 13)  Greenburg-Quinlan-Rosner poll, this race is now in a statistical dead heat.  This race could be decided by just a few votes.

Watch this powerful ad for Jim Mowrer, Democrat for Congress in IA-03. Help Jim unseat the Trump-supporting, tea party Republican Dave Young.  After you run as fast as you can to go vote straight Democrat, click on the link to volunteer or donate to Jim’s campaign.

Nate Greazel, veteran, Iowa National Guard:   I served with Jim in Iraq. I was instructed that I needed to give up one of my analysts to spend most of our time in Iraq out in the desert. He was the first one that came to mind because I knew he was a leader and I knew he could do the job..I sent Jim on the toughest job I had and no one else would have probably said yes but Jim said yes immediately. He’s a true leader who cares about this country.”

Todd Prichard:  “Ive known Jim since 2005. I was his company commander when we were deployed to Iraq. It takes somebody who’s smart and someone who is dedicated. It takes somebody who cares and they know how important this job is because quite frankly, peoples lives depend on the decisions and the analysis that he’s making. What I notieced in Jim was that he was dependable and completely dedicated to doing his job.”


After You Vote Where To Help Iowa Democrats In The Final Two Weeks

for state and nation vote democratIowa Starting Line identified the most important races to focus on during the final weeks of the campaign.  Click here to see the status of other key races in Northeast Iowa, Marion, and Polk County.   Click on the links below to find out how to volunteer to help these candidates or donate to their campaign.

Many of these races will come down to just several dozen or a few hundred votes. In 2012, one senate race was lost by 17 votes. One was won by 126. A combined difference of just 247 votes in three districts denied Democrats a tie in the House in 2012. Had 200 votes in a fourth district gone the other way, Democrats would have won the House outright.  – ISL


“You get the biggest bang-for-you-buck here. Senator Chris Brase and House candidates Ken Krumweide and Phil Wiese could all have the closest races in the state on Election Day. Krumweide is on the Scott County side of Brase’s district, while Wiese is on the Muscatine side. Brase was Republicans’ early top target and they recruited a well-liked former legislator to challenge him. Brase is also a firefighter and has some of this year’s best Iowa ads.”


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Ken Rizer [R-HD 68] Voted To Repeal Iowa’s Criminal Background Check Law


Click on the image to view the research on female gun homocide victims in America.


District 68 includes Marion, Bertram, Ely, and the surrounding parts of Linn County.  Click here to find out how you can vote now.  Click here to take the pledge to vote Ken Rizer out of office.  Click here to find out more about his Democratic opponent, Molly Donahue.

Here is an election alert from Everytown for Gun Safety.

“We [Iowa] require criminal background check on all handgun sales to keep guns out of the hands of felons. But State Rep. Ken Rizer voted to repeal that law.

State Representative Ken Rizer voted to get rid of Iowa’s law requiring criminal background checks on all handgun sales. He voted to make it easy for felons and domestic abusers to buy handguns. Ken Rizer voted to make us less safe.”

Watch this video and then pledge to vote Rep. Ken Rizer out of office on Election Day.

Paid for by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, P.O. Box 2295, Ames, IA 50010, John Feinblatt, President. Not authorized by any candidate, candidate’s committee, or ballot issue committee.

Climate Revolution Rally To Be Held In Des Moines

bold-iowaAction alert from Bold Iowa

Bold Iowa is excited to announce that we’re hosting Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox (“Gasland”) and the Climate Revolution Rally stop in Des Moines on Sunday, Oct. 30.

The Climate Revolution Rally will feature speakers Josh Fox and Jane Kleeb (Bold Nebraska) with an update on the Dakota Access pipeline fight, live music, and a discussion and screening with Josh Fox of his new documentary, “How to Let Go of the World And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change.”

Tickets to the all-ages, family-friendly event are available now for a $10 donation to support Bold Iowa’s work to protect our land, water and climate.

Get your tickets to join Bold and Josh Fox on Sunday, Oct. 30 for the Climate Revolution Rally! 

Thanks for standing with us. 

Ed Fallon and the Bold Iowa team

@Bold_Iowa on Twitter
Bold Iowa on Facebook

Bold Iowa
735 19th ST
Des Moines, IA 50314 US

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