Tom Steyer stars as liberal donors gather

Kenneth P. Vogel and Andrew Restuccia
Politico
4/13/2015

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s fingerprints are all over this week’s spring meeting of the Democracy Alliance — an indication that the influential coalition of liberal donors intends to spend big to elevate climate change, and that Steyer plans to be at the forefront of the push.

The former hedge fund trader is hosting three climate-focused sessions at the confab, according to an agenda obtained by POLITICO…

…Democracy Alliance members — a group that includes Steyer, billionaire financier George Soros and Houston trial lawyers Amber and Steve Mostyn — are required to donate at least $200,000 a year to recommended groups, though many donors spend much more than that. The alliance, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in San Francisco, has steered more than $500 million to favored groups and its recommendations are considered a significant bellwether of the direction of the progressive movement…

 

 

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Document reveals that Jarrett and Podesta were slated to attend meeting with billionaire Dem donor…

Federal officials in February disclosed a document detailing ways in which the Treasury Department might cooperate with billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer.

The document, a previously unreported briefing memorandum provided to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew released after months of unsuccessful efforts to prevent its public disclosure, lays out the agenda of a June meeting on U.S. climate policy with Steyer and a number of White House officials…

 

 

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