From a non-profit start-up to the national political stage, Andrew Yang is not your typical mayoral candidate. After raising nearly $40M in grassroots efforts and outlasting career politicians in the 2020 presidential race, Andrew Yang is focusing on revitalizing and rebuilding New York City after a devastating pandemic that wounded the city, in some ways, beyond measure.
Yang shares how he plans to invest in this city and its people while getting others to do so as well. Focusing on anti-poverty initiatives that address issues such as access to reliable high-speed internet and financial services as well as working with corporations to bring jobs and talent back to the city, Yang explains he is dedicated to healing a city in crisis.
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Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, non-profit leader, and former 2020 presidential candidate.Initially dubbed a “longer than long shot” candidate by the New York Times in 2018, Andrew became a top-tier contender for the presidency, raising nearly $40 million in grassroots funding.
With a vision to rewrite the rules of the United States economy through a “Freedom Dividend” of $1,000 a month for every American adult, Andrew’s nationwide support, known as the “Yang Gang,” propelled him to seven Democratic primary debates, outlasting six senators, four governors, three members of congress, and two mayors.