Few folks have extra expertise working in fashionable Democratic politics than John Podesta. From Senate staffer to White Home chief of workers, progressive assume tank founder to presidential environmental coverage counselor, marketing campaign supervisor to local weather motion advocate — Podesta has seen so much.

On this unique, in-depth interview, Political Local weather will get the veteran Democrat’s perspective on the state of local weather politics amid the pandemic and intensifying 2020 election. We hear how he would advise Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden to deal with local weather change if elected, together with actions a brand new Biden administration may take inside its first 100 days.

We additionally talk about why Podesta has beef with Fb, what he thinks about ending the Senate filibuster, and we get his ideas on President Trump’s marketing campaign technique. Plus, Podesta shares his most popular choose for Joe Biden’s operating mate.

John Podesta beforehand served as White Home chief of workers to President Invoice Clinton. He’s the founding father of the progressive assume tank Middle for American Progress and served as counselor to President Barack Obama, in whose administration he targeted on local weather and vitality coverage. Podesta chaired Hillary Clinton’s marketing campaign for president in 2016. He’s at the moment a member of Local weather Energy 2020, a marketing campaign created to alter the politics of local weather.

Really useful studying:

The Atlantic: The Audacity of John Podesta
Grist: Local weather leftists and moderates have a radical new plan to defeat Trump: Work collectively
Mom Jones: Democratic Leaders Need to Know Why Fb’s New Oversight Board Gained’t Deal With Local weather Lies
The Hill: COVID-19 reduction and financial restoration should dismantle environmental racism

Political Local weather is produced in partnership with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. This episode is delivered to you with assist from Lyft. Pay attention and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play or wherever you get podcasts.

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