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Andrew Yang : Archived

US President (potential)

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Andrew Yang (born January 13, 1975) is an American businessman, attorney, lobbyist, and politician. Yang was a candidate in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and the 2021 New York City Democratic mayoral primary. He is the co-chair of the Forward Party, alongside former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman. The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Yang was born and raised in New York State. He attended Brown University and Columbia Law School. Yang became a prominent candidate in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries. His signature policy was a universal basic income (UBI) of $1,000 a month as a response to job displacement by automation. Yang has been credited with popularizing the idea of universal basic income through his candidacy and activism. News outlets described Yang as the most surprising candidate of the 2020 election cycle, going from a relative unknown to a major competitor in the race. Yang qualified for and participated in seven of the first eight Democratic debates. His supporters, informally known as the "Yang Gang", included several high-profile celebrities. Yang suspended his campaign on February 11, 2020, shortly after the New Hampshire primary. After his campaign ended, Yang joined CNN as a political commentator, announced the creation of the political nonprofit organization Humanity Forward, and ran in the 2021 New York City Democratic mayoral primary. Yang conceded the race shortly after the initial ranked choice votes were released, which placed him fourth. On October 4, 2021, Andrew Yang announced that he was leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent, faulting what he characterized as a system stuck in increasing polarization and saying that he is "more comfortable trying to fix the system than being a part of it". Later in October 2021, Yang founded the Forward Party – a centrist political action committee and political party.


Alekhya Das 09/24/2023
Andrew Yang’s journey as a presidential candidate began on a high note, with his ideas and approach resonating with many. However, his subsequent mayoral campaign faced challenges, potentially due to his lack of local government experience and also a bad campaign hype. The launch of the Forward Party was terrible decision with most of his ideas not being included in that.
Yoda Fannie 09/22/2023
Andrew is a genius, which is rare now a days. I think we need a president with that laugh in office. Can you imagine ? Unfortunately, he is too well mannered to fight his way through a debate and be heard. Plus media exposure is everything now. Go ….. Forward Party !
Jeremy Sammons 09/22/2023
A true visionary and maverick.
Akeem Banks 09/21/2023
I believe he is a prime Presidential candidate who believes in giving citizens more strength in our future economy.
Brandon Boothe 09/21/2023
Andrew Yang bursted onto the political scene unexpectedly in late 2019 with bold ideas such Universal Basic Income, Democracy Dollars, and responding to automation. This led to a lot of momentum, propelling him father then anyone expected. Now, he doesn't talk about any of those bold ideas very much but instead is largely focused on electoral reforms issues.
Robert Yagi 09/21/2023
Andrew Yang speaks from a place of deep love for the American people and is committed to leading us towards a future that works for everyone. After reading his book, "The War on Normal People", I couldn't help but reevaluate the future of the economy in the presence of A.I., and understand that the problems we face are not only on their way, but are already here. Andrew Yang has and will continue to Make America Think Harder (M. A. T. H.) Keep it up Andrew, we need you.
Nikki Jordyn 09/20/2023
I must preface by saying that I've had the privilege of working closely with Andrew Yang's campaign team, and through my involvement, I've come to wholeheartedly support his leadership. Andrew Yang's innovative ideas and dedication to addressing economic and technological challenges have consistently impressed me. His experience as a former presidential candidate and his focus on issues such as universal basic income (UBI) and technological advancements make him a compelling candidate in my eyes. Having traveled and worked alongside his campaign team, I've witnessed firsthand the passion and commitment that drive his vision for our country in today's rapidly changing world. In my opinion, he's often regarded as too honest and too much of a good guy to be a typical politician, but it doesn't diminish my desire to see him as president one bit. Moreover, his proposal to fund UBI through a Value Added Tax (VAT), as successfully implemented in other countries, adds a practical and sustainable dimension to his vision for economic reform.
Tom from Nerds for Humanity pod 09/12/2023
Yang is smart, fearless, tireless, great at math, and gives a crap about the everyday person. What's not to love? If I had any criticism for him it's that he has started a lot of things but we're still waiting for some formal wins. I think that's the reality of running for president, NYC Mayor, and starting a third party so let's give him some slack. Hope he's back on the ballot again and the Forward Party gets some points on the board!

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