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Take Climate Action Presidents Day Weekend

posted Jan 27, 2013, 6:14 PM by Rob Hogg

Presidents Day Rally in Washington DC, Sunday, February 17


If you are interested in going to the Presidents Day Rally in Washington, DC, to support climate action by President Obama, please contact Steve Shivvers at  Steve is coordinating van pools to DC from Iowa for the event.


For those of you who are not able to attend the DC rally – for time, money, or carbon budget reasons – please contact Rob Hogg about local climate action in connection with the Presidents Day Rally.  You can email Rob at


Also, we are encouraging Iowans to contact our Congressional representatives and Senators to support the Presidents Day Rally and to encourage them to take climate action in 2013.  Congress should:


>        Make the renewable energy production tax credit permanent to reflect its climate, health, and national security benefits.


>        End billions in fossil fuel subsidies to slow down fossil fuel use and save our tax money for fighting global warming and climate disasters.


>        Stop the Keystone “Export” pipeline which, if built, would increase global dependence on the dirty tar sands of Canada, endanger America’s water and waterfowl, and take American property for a pipeline for a foreign oil company to ship oil from Port Arthur, Texas, into the global market.


>        Stop oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the Arctic environment from oil spills.


>        Adopt comprehensive climate legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in future disaster mitigation.


Below are the local mailing addresses and phone numbers of our Iowa delegation:


Senator Chuck Grassley

Federal Building Room 721

210 Walnut Street

Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 288-1145


Senator Tom Harkin

Federal Building Room 733

210 Walnut Street

Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 284-4574


Congressman Bruce Braley

219 East 4th Street

Waterloo, IA 50703

(319) 287-3233


Congressman Steve King

526 Nebraska Street

Sioux City, IA 51101

(712) 224-4692


Congressman Tom Latham

2700 Grand Avenue Ste. 109

Des Moines, IA 50312

(515) 282-1909


Congressman Dave Loebsack

125 South Dubuque Street

Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 351-0789