Tom Steyer will join us to talk about current issues in climate change politics and NextGen America’s work to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the rights of every American.
There will be an extensive Q&A during which Tom will discuss the climate movement, the politics of climate, and how Californians can take effective action.
San Diego Council Member (and Mother Jones club member) Barbara Bry (District 1) will also talk about implementing a Community Choice Energy program in San Diego in order to meet our goal of 100% clean energy, and how San Diegans can help make it happen.
Barbara is a former journalist and high-tech entrepreneur who was on the founding team of several local high-tech companies.
Council Member Chris Ward (District 3) will introduce Tom Steyer.
Tom is a business leader and philanthropist who believes we have a moral responsibility to give back and help ensure every family shares the benefits of economic opportunity, education, and a healthy climate. He serves as President of NextGen America, an organization he founded as NextGen Climate in 2013 to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for all Americans.
“[In 2012] Steyer and environmental activist and author Bill McKibben spent a day trudging through the Adirondacks. Not long after, Steyer parted ways with the leadership of his company and his oil and gas investments, began to fight the Keystone XL pipeline, and then reinvented himself as a one-man superfund for climate causes.” – Wired
At St. Paul’s Cathedral. Enter from 5th Avenue. Doors open at 6:00 for check-in and refreshments; event begins at 6:30 pm. Note updated time
Suggested Donation: $10 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).
Event cosponsors include: NextGen America, San Diego CALSEIA , Change Begins with ME (Indivisible), Stay Cool 4 Grandkids, Citizens Climate Lobby San Diego, Climate Action Campaign, San Diego Coastkeeper, American Federation of Teachers Guild Local 1931, Sierra Club San Diego, North County Climate Change Alliance, Interfaith Worker Justice of San Diego County, San Diego Climate Mobilization Coalition, Equinox Project, Preserve Calavera, Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club, Lake San Marcos Democratic Club, Pt Loma Democratic Club, Democratic Woman’s Club, La Jolla Democratic Club, Escondido Democratic Club, Democratic Club of Carlsbad/Oceanside.
Email us with any questions or if your organization would like to cosponsor.