Watch video below of the conversation with Gov. Jerry Brown.
While Governor of California Jerry Brown established nation-leading targets to protect the environment and fight climate change. Thanks to his initiatives, by 2045 the state will generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources and achieve carbon neutrality.
Brown was elected California Secretary of State in 1970 and Governor of California in 1974 and 1978. After his governorship, Brown lectured and traveled widely, practiced law, served as chairman of the state Democratic Party and excited progressives with a 1992 bid for the Presidency.
In 1998, Brown was elected Mayor of Oakland and California Attorney General in 2006. He was elected to a third gubernatorial term in 2010 and to a historic fourth term in 2014.
As Governor, Brown eliminated the state’s multi-billion dollar budget deficit, spearheading successful campaigns to provide billions in new funding for California’s schools and roads. Under Brown, California cut its unemployment rate to a record low, added nearly 3 million new jobs and expanded health coverage to millions more Californians, while enacting sweeping criminal justice, immigration, workers’ compensation, water, pension, education, housing and economic development reforms.
Join one of American’s leading statesmen in a wide-ranging conversation with Katrina vanden Heuvel on the climate crisis, continuing nuclear peril, the critical need for a more inclusive and democratic media and much more.
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