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Iowa PSR is part of a national mobilization raising our voices and pushing the President to act on Climate Change. Iowa PSR is helping to bring concerned Iowans together on Friday Feb. 15th to talk with our elected officials and media about the urgent need to begin effective action to halt climate change. To improve and maintain our health now and into the foreseeable future, we need a clean and healthy environment and a health sustaining climate. We cannot allow the Keystone Pipeline to move forward and we must begin to transition to clean, locally sourced, distributed energy--immediately. There will be Iowa PSR members at a number of rallies across the state on the 15th, after which many of those involved will then be busing out to Washington to help with the mobilization around the White House on the 17th.
To date, rallies are scheduled to happen in Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, and elsewhere. For questions contact Maureen McCue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of Events:
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.
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.
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.
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