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At a closed-door gathering next week in Washington, influential liberal donors and operatives plan to double down on their efforts to make climate change a central voting issue in 2016, despite disappointing returns on a similar campaign in 2014.
The meeting at Washington's Mandarin Oriental hotel, organized by the Democracy Alliance liberal donor club, will feature discussions with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, representatives from powerful green groups and billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, according to an agenda obtained by POLITICO.
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It sketches out a bevy of presentations detailing initiatives to which the Democracy Alliance is recommending its members donate to elevate climate change on the national agenda.
Steyer, whose $74 million climate-focused spending spree in 2014 congressional races produced mixed results, will tout his 2016 efforts, according to the agenda. It lists a presentation by Steyer on the "economic benefits of a clean energy economy" during a session on Thursday that will be followed by a panel discussion on how the 2016 election "can be a step toward a longer-term plan towards progressive governance."
Fighting climate change is a major theme of the Democracy Alliance's 2020 Vision plan, which last year created a Democracy Alliance Climate Fund to steer cash to groups fighting for environmental causes and candidates in key states.
The group’s leaders say they won’t be deterred from pursuing the plan by the disappointing 2014 election, during which Republicans who largely oppose efforts to limit carbon emissions won huge victories.
“I don’t think it was a setback, I don’t see any signs of that, ” said Democracy Alliance president Gara LaMarche. “I’m sure everybody is living and learning, ” LaMarche added, praising Steyer’s commitment to the cause.
“It’s good that he is staying the course and plans to invest in a lot of states this time, " LaMarche said. "We obviously think that in terms of the future of the planet, in terms of our politics, climate change is important and we have to engage in the political sphere. And Tom Steyer is a big player in that.”
As he has become a bigger player in national politics, Steyer has emerged as an influential member of the Democracy Alliance. The billionaire former hedge fund manager, who has used a largely self-funded super PAC to make climate change a more prominent political issue, played a starring role at the group's April meeting in San Francisco.
The Democracy Alliance hope to accomplish four top-line goals on climate change by 2020, according to documents obtained by POLITICO: diminish the influence of the fossil fuel industry in elections, position Congress to pass a national carbon price, encourage states to adopt climate and renewable energy policies and improve the United States' global leadership on climate change.
The group's 2020 Climate Fund will invest in local and state organizations with an eye toward boosting their advocacy and organizing capabilities, while continuing to funnel money to larger groups like the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters.
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Blackjack: Always double down on 11 even if dealer has Ace? | Yahoo Answers
Yup, you read it right.
Even though an ace is powerful as the dealers upcard, you should still double down on any 11.
Here is a link to a basic strategy chart you may want to look at:
The reason why is that the odds of you improving your hand are slighty better than the chance that the dealer has a 10 count card down.