During his Democratic presidential campaign, billionaire Tom Steyer vowed to fight for the equality of the American people. While he is no longer a presidential nominee, he is more determined than ever to push for racial, economic, and environmental equity in California and across our nation.
In this episode of LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez, Tom Steyer opens up about his commitment to stand up for those who suffer from injustice.
"I want the fairest, broadest, most inclusive democracy so the voice and the will of the American people is heard and acted on," he said.
Even before entering the race for the White House, Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor, were committed to this cause. Together, they signed the Giving Pledge — dedicating the majority of their wealth to giving back.
Their TomKat Foundation supports initiatives for clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and economic prosperity, through organizations like their TomKat Ranch and Beneficial State Bank.
“My motivation in this is to be part of the group of people contributing to a more just, fairer, more positive prosperous America with more inclusion,” he said.
Today, Steyer is the chief advisor and co-chair of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery, where he works to develop actions to help Californians recover from the recession brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Of course, we're about the fastest, safe recovery,” he said. “Of course that's true, but it's also true that we want to come out of this pandemic and this economic slowdown better than we went in”.
New episodes of LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez premiere Mondays at 9 p.m. on Spectrum News 1.