ourVoices podcast: Tom Steyer evaluates Joe Biden’s new climate plan
This week’s guest on ourVoices is the billionaire philanthropist and environmental activist Tom Steyer. The former presidential candidate discusses the future of the environmental justice movement in the US.
Since leaving the corporate sector, Steyer has pursued an active political career. In 2013, he launched the nonprofit organization NextGen America, which mobilizes young people to vote for Democratic candidates who back progressive positions on climate change, immigration, and education.
Last year, Steyer launched his own outside bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Running on a platform that forefronted the climate crisis, he also advocated for a wealth tax and reparations for slavery.
Recently named a co-chair of Vice President Joe Biden’s Climate Engagement Advisory Council – we asked Steyer about Biden’s newly released climate plan, and whether there is a consensus forming in the Democratic Party around a bold environmental justice agenda.