Steyer in North Carolina
Multiple times throughout the event, Steyer said his biggest priority was climate change. Steyer said the people most affected by environmental issues are often from low-income communities and stressed the need to include people of color in the process.
“The way environmentalism works in the United States — and that’s climate, or pollution, or clean energy or just the environment in general — starts with Latinos; Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans,” Steyer said. “So when you want to know who the actual environmentalists are, who vote on it, who fight for it, that’s actually where everybody agrees. So when I talk about environmental justice, that’s actually the community I’ve worked with on climate.