Earth Day Climate Rally At State Capitol, Wednesday, April 17
Rally Kicks Off Week Asking Congress to “Do Something On Climate Change”
DES MOINES – Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids, coordinator for an all-volunteer group Iowa Climate Advocates, announced today four events April 17 to 24 where Iowans will ask Congress to “do something on climate change.” The events include:
> Capitol Rally for Climate Action, Des Moines, Wednesday, April 17, 3:00 p.m. – This rally will include speeches by 14-year-old Glori Dei Fillipone from Des Moines with the iMatter Youth Council – Kids vs. Global Warming, Steve Bender, Regional Representative for the National Wildlife Federation, and other youth, parents, and grandparents.
> Speak Up for Climate Action, Iowa City Pedestrian Mall, Thursday, April 18, 4:00 p.m. – Climate advocates will meet outside the office of Congressman Dave Loebsack, 125 South Dubuque St., in downtown Iowa City, to show support for climate action. This event is being coordinated by Ingrid Belding, firstname.lastname@example.org.
> Speak Up for Climate Action, Davenport, Monday, April 22, 3:15 p.m. – Climate advocates will meet outside the U.S. Bank Building, 201 W. Second Street, in Davenport, where Senator Chuck Grassley’s office is located, to show support for climate action. This event is being coordinated by Pam Kaufman, (563) 349-0888.
> Speak Up for Climate Action, Cedar Rapids, Wednesday, April 24, 3:00 p.m. – Climate advocates will meet outside the office of Congressman Bruce Braley, 310 3rd Street SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids, to show support for climate action. This event is being coordinated by Mike Wyrick, (319) 350-1063.
These events are an opportunity for youth, parents, and grandparents to show support for Congress to take climate action in 2013. “As parents, we care about our kids, so we need to care about climate change,” Hogg said.
If there are other Earth Day events happening in your community, please use them to encourage the public to contact our Congressional representatives and Senators. If you have not contacted our Congressional delegation recently, please contact them again in support of climate action. Let them know if you – are concerned about what climate change means for your children and grandchildren, or your future; if you were inspired by James Balog and the movie “Chasing Ice;” if you know we can’t wait for another disaster like Hurricane Sandy before we take action; or if you are worried about the humanitarian consequences of the extreme flooding in Mozambique and Argentina.
Here are in-state mailing addresses and phone numbers for Iowa’s Congressional delegation:
Congressman Tom Latham
2700 Grand Avenue Ste. 109
Des Moines, IA 50312
Congressman Bruce Braley
219 East 4th Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Congressman Steve King
526 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
Congressman Dave Loebsack
125 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Senator Chuck Grassley
721 Federal Building
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Senator Tom Harkin
733 Federal Building
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309(515) 284-4574
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