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Former Iowa lawmaker Fallon to discuss climate change book Saturday

Ed Fallon applauds protesters as they get arrested during a protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline at one of the entrances to a staging area used by Precision Pipeline, the builder of the oil pipeline, in Boone, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Ed Fallon applauds protesters as they get arrested during a protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline at one of the entrances to a staging area used by Precision Pipeline, the builder of the oil pipeline, in Boone, Iowa, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Iowa lawmaker and social activist Ed Fallon will discuss his book, “Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim,” a memoir from the 2014 march from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., when a core of 35 climate change activists walked 3,100 miles in eight months

Fallon will sign and talk about his book 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, at Raygun, 1028 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to support the work of Climate March, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit continuing the work of the Great March for Climate Action.

“While this book is deeply personal and reveals details of my life few are aware of, my primary motive in writing ‘Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim’ was to rouse people to take action against the existential threat of climate change,” Fallon said.

“The urgency I felt during the march is now greater than ever, especially in light of October’s United Nations’ report and last month’s National Climate Assessment. I hope this story inspires people to mobilize to fight climate change immediately, before it’s too late.”

Fallon served in the Iowa House for 14 years. Since 2009, he’s has hosted a weekly radio talk show, “The Fallon Forum.” He also directs Bold Iowa, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build rural-urban coalitions to fight climate change.

“Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim” is his first book.

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