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February 15 - Climate Action Across Iowa

posted Feb 3, 2013, 12:10 PM by Rob Hogg   [ updated Feb 14, 2013, 2:48 PM ]
After the heat, drought, and storms of recent years - especially the Drought of 2012 and the Hurricane Sandy - it is time for climate action. As people gather in Washington, DC for the national rally "Forward on Climate" on Sunday, February 17, people in Iowa can ask their Congressional representatives and Senators to take climate action this year. Some of the priority climate actions include:

> Make the renewable energy tax credit permanent
> End billions in fossil fuel subsidies and divest from fossil fuels
> Stop the Keystone "Export" pipeline
> Stop oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean
> Extend greenhouse gas regulations to existing coal plants
> End the clean water and clean air exemptions for fracking
> Adopt a carbon tax or revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend
> Help states and localities reduce future climate disaster damage
> Invest in natural resources to help wildlife and native species survive climate change 

On Friday, February 15, Iowans across the state are asking our Congressional representatives and Senators for climate action by delivering letters and postcards to their offices supporting climate action. Here is the schedule of events so far:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Des Moines – 9:00 a.m. – Meet outside the office of Congressman Tom Latham, 2700 Grand Avenue Suite 109, then travel to the federal building, 210 Walnut Street, to deliver letters and postcards to the offices of Senator Grassley and Senator Harkin

Cedar Rapids – 9:30 a.m. – Meet outside the office of Congressman Bruce Braley, 310 3rd Street SE, then travel to the federal building, 111 Seventh Ave SE, to deliver letters and postcards to the offices of Senator Grassley and Senator Harkin

Waterloo – 9:30 a.m. – Meet outside the office of Congressman Bruce Braley, 219 East 4th Street, then travel to the office of Senator Chuck Grassley, 531 Commercial Street, to deliver letters and postcards to Senator Grassley’s staff.
 
Sioux City - 9:30 a.m. - Meet at Senator Harkin's office, 110 Federal Buiding, 320 6th Street, then go to Senator Grassley's office, then go to Congressman King's office, 526 Nebraska Street.
 
Ames - 10:00 a.m. - Meet outside the office of Congressman Steve King, 
1421 South Bell Avenue Suite 102, to deliver letters, postcards, and petitions to his staff.  Also, on Sunday, February 17, there will be a solidarity Forward on Climate Rally at 1:00 p.m. in Brookside Park in Ames.
Fort Dodge - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Meet at the Iowa Central Community College Student Resource Center to prepare letters and postcards to Congressman King, deliver them to his office at 723 Central Avenue.
 
Iowa City – 1:30 p.m. – Meet outside the office of Congressman Dave Loebsack, 125 South Dubuque Street, to deliver letters and postcards to Congressman Loebsack’s staff.
 
Council Bluffs - 2:00 p.m. - Meet outside Congressman Latham's office, 116 West Broadway Street, then go to Senator Grassley's office. 
 

Davenport – 3:00 p.m. – Meet outside the office of Senator Chuck Grassley, 201 West 2nd Street, Suite 720, then travel to Senator Harkin’s office and Congressman Loebsack’s offices to deliver letters and postcards, then to the Davenport Main Library for a program on climate action in 2013.
 

Dubuque - 3:45 p.m. - Meet outside Congressman Bruce Braley's office, 1050 Main Street, Dubuque, then go to Senator Harkin's office, 315 Federal Building, to deliver letters and postcards.
 
If your community has a Congressional office and is not on this list, please send an email to robhogg@earthlink.net to see if anyone has organized a climate action in your community or to volunteer to organize your own.

Letters and postcards can be written to our Congressional representatives and Senators at their local offices or their Washington, DC offices. The important thing is to write and get your letter or postcard to our Congressional representatives and Senators soon urging them to support climate action in 2013!

If you would like someone else to deliver the letter or postcard, send it to a local event organizer, or send it to Rob Hogg, 2750 Otis Road SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, and we will get it to the right location.
 
Below is a complete list of in-state Congressional and Senate offices:

AMES

Congressman Steve King
1421 South Bell Avenue Ste. 102
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-232-2885

CEDAR RAPIDS

Congressman Bruce Braley
310 3rd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: 319-364-2288

Senator Chuck Grassley
111 Seventh Ave SE Ste. 6800 Box 13
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: 319-363-6832

Senator Tom Harkin
111 Seventh Ave SE Ste. 480 Box 16
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-2101
Phone: 319-365-4504

COUNCIL BLUFFS

Congressman Tom Latham
116 West Broadway Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-325-1404

Senator Chuck Grassley
307 Federal Building
8 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: 712-322-7103

CRESTON

Congressman Tom Latham
208 West Taylor Street
Creston, IA 50801
Phone: 641-782-2495

DAVENPORT

Congressman Dave Loebsack
209 West 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Phone: 563-323-5988

Senator Tom Harkin
1606 Brady Street Ste. 323
Davenport, IA 52803
Phone: 563-322-1328

Senator Chuck Grassley
201 West 2nd Street Ste. 720
Davenport, IA 52801
Phone: 563-322-4331

DES MOINES

Congressman Tom Latham
2700 Grand Avenue Ste. 109
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: 515-282-1909

Senator Chuck Grassley
721 Federal Building
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-288-1145

Senator Tom Harkin
210 Walnut Street
Room 733, Federal Building
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-284-4574

DUBUQUE

Congressman Bruce Braley
1050 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: 563-557-7789

Senator Tom Harkin
350 West 6th Street
315 Federal Building
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: 563-582-2130

FORT DODGE

Congressman Steve King
723 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515-573-2738

IOWA CITY

Congressman Dave Loebsack
125 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 319-351-0789

MASON CITY

Congressman Steve King
202 First Street SE Ste. 126
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: 641-201-1624

SIOUX CITY

Congressman Steve King
526 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
Phone: 712-224-4692

Senator Chuck Grassley
120 Federal Building
320 6th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
Phone: 712-233-1860

Senator Tom Harkin
320 6th Street
110 Federal Building
Sioux City, IA 51101
Phone: 712-252-1550

SPENCER

Congressman Steve King
306 Grand Avenue, PO Box 650
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: 712-580-7754

WATERLOO

Congressman Bruce Braley
219 East 4th Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: 319-287-3233

Senator Chuck Grassley
210 Waterloo Building
531 Commercial Street
Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone: 319-232-6657

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