Steyer to join climate march

Billionaire climate activist Tom SteyerTom SteyerOvernight Energy: 'Eye of fire,' Exxon lobbyist's comments fuel renewed attacks on oil industry | Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline | More than 75 companies ask Congress to pass clean electricity standard Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline Six things to watch as California heads for recall election MORE will join thousands of others this weekend in a New York City march for climate change action.

Steyer announced his intent to attend the People’s Climate March on Twitter Thursday.


Through his group NextGen Climate, Steyer is trying to raise and donate money for midterm candidates in competitive elections who support policies to tackle climate change. His goal is to give as much as $100 million this year.

The march precedes a climate summit at the United Nations, in which more than 120 heads of state and scores of other leaders will discuss what they are doing to fight climate change.

Among those joining Steyer will be U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and lawmakers including Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).