Andrew Yang | Political Candidate
Andrew Yang Contact & Bio Information
Born 01/13/1975 (Age 45)
Andrew Yang History
Political Candidate (11/06/2017 - Present)
College Attended: Columbia ('99) & Brown ('96)
Degrees Earned: J.D. (Law) Law (99) & Bachelors Degree Economics (96)
The 8th Democratic debate co-hosted by ABC and television station WMUR was held at St Anselm College, outside of Manchester, NH. The candidates surprisingly struck a less hostile tone than prior debates and there were even some moments of levity when Bernie Sanders was asked about a criticism by Hillary Clinton about his likability in the Senate, hoping to get some moments of disagreement, but instead Joe Biden talked about his admiration for Sanders and gave him a hug. Not all moments were light though, with multiple candidates questioning Pete Buttigieg about his inability to break through with non-white voters and Biden sharply criticizing Sanders over gun control.
The 6th Democratic debate co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico will be held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The seven candidates who qualified will share the same stage for a single-night of debate. It begins at 8:00PM Eastern and is slated to end at 10:30PM. This will be the last debate of 2019.
The Fifth Democratic Debate will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten candidates qualified for the debate - Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Tom Steyer.
Andrew Yang sat down with CNN's Don Lemon to discuss the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. Yang expressed his support for the impeachment hearings, but worried that it can distract us from important issues and may wind up helping Donald Trump if the Senate doesn't convict Trump and remove him from office, which required a 2/3 majority in the chamber.
Andrew Yang sat down with CNN's Andrew Cuomo and a panel of commentators to discuss his performance at the fourth Democratic Debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. Yang expressed confidence in his performance and said he was happy that he was able to discuss his proposal to institute a Universal Basic Income in the United States.
The fourth Democratic debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, just outside of Columbus, featured twelve candidates all sharing the same stage. Most observers paid close attention to how Senator Elizabeth Warren performance now that she is leading in many national polls and she had a fairly strong night. Eyes were also on Bernie Sanders, who is returning to the race after suffering a heart attack on October 1. He had a strong performance and is, at least for now, seeming to move on from his health emergency. Joe Biden had a relatively strong night without any major gaffes, but without any major memorable moment either.
The third Democratic debate in Houston brought the top ten candidates in the Democratic field onto the same stage for the first time and there was no shortage of lively discussion among the group. The top three candidates - Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders - stuck largely to their typical script, with neither of them delivering any major blows, to the likely relief of Joe Biden. The remaining seven candidates received ample time to deliver their message and answer questions from the moderators, but none appeared to deliver a breakout performance that would shake the top of the field up.
Andrew Yang sat down with “CBS This Morning” co-host Anthony Mason for an interview where he discussed his long-shot bid to win the Democratic nomination for President in 2020 and why he thinks he has what it takes to beat Joe Biden in the crowded Democratic field. He went on to discuss his single-issue platform of instituting a universal basic income and how why he thinks that's a winning issue for him.
Andrew Yang sat down for an interview with Margaret Brennan of "Face the Nation" to discuss his economic proposals, specifically his plan to give every American $1,000 a month in a so-called "Freedom Dividend," which is another way of saying it is a Universal Basic Income. Yang defended the proposal, saying that the extra money will create millions of jobs because "the money will go right into local mainstream businesses, to car repairs, daycare expenses, Little League sign-ups. And that's where the economic value needs to go in order to create jobs where people live and work."
Andrew Yang delivered a campaign speech at the Iowa State Fair's "Political Soapbox" where he discussed his vision for America and why he feels he is uniquely suited for the Presidency. Yang notably called for tax day to be a national holiday, saying "I would turn Tax Day into revenue day. I would make it a national holiday and we would celebrate the fact that we had another awesome year, hundreds of billions in new revenue, and we’d have a party and we’d have it a national party.”
Night two of the second Democratic debate in Detroit was a heated one between the 2020 hopefuls. The candidates focused more on attacking one another on issues such as healthcare and immigration than they did on how they would defeat Donald Trump. Kamala Harris was slammed by several candidates for her healthcare plan and her tenure as California's attorney general, but it was Joe Biden who received the majority of the blows by almost every candidate. His record was constantly called into question, as well as his position on the Hyde Amendment. Biden's responses were references to his time serving with Barack Obama.
Democratic Presidential Candidate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang explained to MSNBC's Chris Matthews his "Freedom Dividend" plan, which is a primary part of his campaign platform. He continued by saying that Alaska has a similar program, which is based on oil, and that technology can do the same for America.
Night two of the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle featured the second ten of twenty candidates who qualified to participate. The debate featured much more spirited discussion between the candidates than the first evening, with Vice President Biden, Senator Sanders, and Senator Harris engaging each other directly on a number of hot button issues like universal healthcare, racism, and immigration reform. One exchange in particular stood out when Senator Harris criticized Vice President Biden over his remarks praising former segregationist Southern Senators. Biden pushed back by saying Harris mischaracterized his words and insisted he did not praise racists.
Entrepreneur and 2020 Presidential hopeful, Andrew Yang spoke at the Iowa Democrat's Hall of Fame. He used his 5 minutes to discuss his universal basic income idea, in which the government would give adult citizens $1,000 every month. He backed it up with the argument that technology will displace workers, and economic support such as universal basic income is what the country needs.
Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and 2020 caucus candidate, held a town hall at Franklin Junior High in Des Moines, Iowa. A half a dozen people dressed in penguin costumes asked him about climate change. The costumes were a response to a Quote of his from another event where he said "people with financial struggles have the attitude that the penguins can wait in line." They then asked him to make it his top priority. He responded by saying that helping people with financial problems is a way of fixing it.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Yang announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020 in a video posted to YouTube. Yang is an advocate for something he calls the "Freedom Dividend," which would be a form of universal basic income for all eligible people residing in the United States.