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Tom Steyer

Tom
Steyer

Tom Steyer is the latest Democrat to announce he’s running for president, getting into the race so late that one candidate has already dropped out (some might say, “passed the torch” to the rest of the field). Steyer is a billionaire investor, activist, and donor to progressive causes who has pledged to spend $100 million of his own money on this race. Steyer managed his own hedge fund until 2012, when he left to start political advocacy groups like NextGen America and Democracy Alliance, focusing on issues like climate change. Before his announcement, Steyer spent millions on an ad campaign called “Need to Impeach” to promote Donald Trump’s impeachment. Steyer got his B.A. at Yale and his M.B.A. at Stanford. Learn more about Tom Steyer below:

Why are you running

“We need the broadest democracy possible to take back our government from the corporations that now control it and have stolen the rights of everyday Americans.”

— Tom Steyer

Top Priorities

Campaign finance reform

End the corrupting influence of corporate money on our democracy and return power back to the American people.

Combatting the climate crisis

Implement a justice-centered climate plan that includes declaring it a national emergency on day one of his presidency.

Democracy reform

Institute 12-year Congressional term limits, repeal Citizens United, and make it easier to vote by passing policies like a vote-at-home program.

Pod Save America

His name is Mitch McConnell, and he sucks.

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