Billionaire, Activist

Tom
Steyer

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About the Candidate

Tom Steyer is an investor, activist, and donor to progressive causes. Steyer managed his own hedge fund until 2012, when he left to start advocacy groups like NextGen America which focuses on climate change. Before running, Steyer spent millions on a campaign called “Need to Impeach” to promote the impeachment of Donald Trump. He is now also famous for his plaid tie. Learn more about Tom below:

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Q & A with Tom

  • What’s the reason you're running for president in six words?

    Break the corporate stranglehold; solve climate crisis.

    (Editors' note: We also noticed that this is seven words.)

  • What is the first piece of legislation you want to sign into law, and how will you get it through a GOP-led Senate if Democrats aren’t in charge?

    Sign a Green New Deal to build a sustainable America; declare a state of emergency on climate and use emergency powers.

  • If elected, what is the first executive action you’ll take?

    Declare a state of emergency on climate.

  • What accomplishment are you most proud of?

    Passing clean energy propositions around America.

  • Do you have a pet? If so, picture please. If not, are you ok?

    Three dogs, among many other animals at our ranch.

  • When you’re not discussing all the reasons you will be a great president, what TV show are you insisting all of your friends watch immediately?

    Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

  • What job would you do if you weren’t a politician?

    Teacher

  • If you could tell your 14-year-old self one thing, what would it be?

    Take yourself and your future really seriously; don't make peer-pressured decisions that degrade that future; you matter.

Top Priorities*

CLIMATE CRISIS

Implement justice-centered plan and declare a national emergency.

ECONOMY

We need our economy to work for real people, and we can do that by harnessing American innovation, and investing in the American people.

DEMOCRACY REFORM

It is time we break the corporate stranglehold with term limits for members of the House and Senate.