Andrew Yang | Political Candidate
Andrew Yang Contact & Bio Information
Born 01/13/1975 (Age 44)
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)
Oct 15 2019
4th Democratic debate
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.