Sat, February 1, 2020
Noon-3 PM

Cowles Commons
221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Join more than 50 groups - as an individual, family, or organization - to rally the media to cover the cause of so many urgent issues of the 2020 election: CLIMATE!

Meet at Cowles Commons to hear influential climate activists make the climate connections.  Then we will march through the streets or skywalks (weather dependent) to the Iowa Events Center, with our Iowa Caucus message: “We Challenge YOU …!" - urging the media to do a better job covering climate.   Please note that, because we’re working for the good of the planet and all its inhabitants, we will not welcome those with offensive or violent messages. We also will not include or welcome partisan messaging of any type.

Four speakers will kick-off the parade, Tyler LaMere and Keely Driscoll. LaMere is a Winnebago activist from Nebraska and the daughter of Michelle Free-LaMere. Driscoll is a member of the Meskwaki nation and a student of international studies at the University of Iowa. They will be joined by Isabelle Brace, co-state Iowa lead for Iowa Climate Strike, inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, and Ako Abdul-Samad, the director of Creative Visions, an Iowa non-profit serving the greater Des Moines area.

Our local LWV of Ames & Story County League is a co-sponsor of the parade.  The climate crisis issue is critical and in line with our own Waste Management Study.  We hope that you are able to join the parade.  For more information  and to register you can click "going" on the coalition's Facebook event page, or indicate your attendance at Eventbrite.