Tom Steyer on Civil Rights

Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO


Increase disability funding; we all succeed together

Q: I am a bilateral deaf student that wears cochlear implants in order to hear. How will you end the negative stigma and discrimination against people like me that suffer from disabilities?

STEYER: I believe in the idea that we're in it together, that we succeed together, and that looking down or not investing and giving a chance to anybody who is an American is something that to me is deeply wrong. So when I think about disabilities, it starts with the Individuals with Disability Education Act. Basically the federal government says that they'll pay approximately 40 percent of the cost of the education of individuals with disabilities, and they pay about 13 percent. So to me, the real question here is partly a policy of making sure that we fund people's abilities to succeed, but beyond that there is a question here about attitude that goes towards people with disabilities, people of different race, people with a different sexual orientation, or however we want to cut the American pie.

Source: CNN N. H. Town Hall on eve of N. H. primary , Feb 5, 2020

Support disabled by undoing tax breaks to rich

The United States has made a commitment to treat everybody equally and that means supporting people with disabilities in terms of education and when they're part of the workforce. The question we've got here across the board is can we afford it? And the answer is yes, but what we need to do is to undo the tax breaks that have been given for two generations to rich Americans and big corporations.
Source: Newshour/Politico/PBS December Democratic primary debate , Dec 19, 2019

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2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Candidates:
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (L-NY,R-MA)
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2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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