Aug 25, 2022
Host and NewDEAL CEO Debbie Cox Bultan talks with California Senator Ben Allen, who co-chairs the environmental caucus in the legislature, and chairs the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. Senator Allen talks about his groundbreaking plastic pollution bill, signed into law this year, and delves into the specifics of the bill, who it will affect, and how they built comprehensive bipartisan support for it. He also explains his efforts around election reform, the importance of local journalism, and why compromise doesn’t need to be viewed as a dirty word. And don't miss his insights on what it’s like to represent Hollywood, and his thoughts on how the film and television industry is made up of much more than just A-list celebrities.
For an inspiring episode on democracy, negotiation, and the power of cooperation, make sure you tune in today!