NYT: Andrew’s Signature Idea - Did you catch this headline from the New York Times about our campaign? 

I think it’s the most direct and effective thing we could do to improve the lives of tens of millions of Americans who are struggling right now, & anything I do in public life will be advancing the goal of eradicating poverty in our society.” - Andrew Yang

That’s right: We just launched our campaign last week & the field is struggling to find answers for Andrew’s progressive set of policies. 

 

We’re going to get relief for half a million of New York City’s most vulnerable in year one. And that’s just the beginning.

 

But to make our vision a reality & to eliminate poverty from our streets for good, we need the resources to drive this campaign to the finish line in 1st place. But we’re still $67,194 behind on our kickoff week fundraising goal. 

 

So, can you chip in now to become a Founding Donor of Andrew’s campaign? 

Onward. Together. 

Yang for NY

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Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on August 14, 2020 at 5:10pm
 
Hi;
 
Tuesday, we got some big news -- Kamala Harris will be Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential nominee. 
 
It’s news that gives me excitement & hope for our future & here’s why:
 
When I was running for president, I told voters that if I didn’t win, a lot of people would start sounding a lot like me.
 
That didn’t come from a place of vanity -- it came from understanding that we struck a chord w/ the American people on our message of moving humanity forward.
 
Since then, we’ve seen the government put money in the hands of Americans who are struggling and UBI reach record heights in polling. 
 
And now, w/ my friend Kamala on the Democratic ticket, we have a VP nominee who favors direct cash payments to Americans.
 
One thing I admire about both Joe Biden & Kamala Harris is that they are smart enough to recognize good ideas that come from other people & other places.
 
That’s where we come into play. 
 
The Humanity Forward PAC is here for one reason: to cut checks to the candidates who will have our best interests at heart.

Senator Harris has previously called on Congress to pass $2,000 monthly relief checks to Americans -- & we can’t wait to see her work to make that plan a reality in the White House. 
 
A more diverse, more progressive & more human-centered future is exactly what Americans need right now.  
 
We know that Kamala is about to come under a lot of scrutiny from opponents - & while that is expected, a lot of it will be unfair.  We’re more interested in what you’ll do next.  
 
Are you w/ us in our fight to replace Trump & Pence in November?
 
Make your voice heard now:
 
 
Will you help us send Biden and Harris to the White House?
 
 
 
 
Looking forward to hearing from you.
 
Thanks,
Andrew Yang
Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on August 10, 2020 at 7:45am
A Grassroots Fireside Chat w/ Andrew Yang:
I need you to join us -Graphic advertising for the Grassroots Fireside Chat with Andrew Yang featuring Donna Imam and Blair Walsingham on Tuesday, August 11 at 4:30 p.m. PT

Tomorrow, Aug. 11th @ 4:30PM PT/7:30PM EST on Zoom

Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on August 9, 2020 at 9:43am
Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on July 30, 2020 at 7:50am
 
 
I hope you are doing well.

As I'm writing this, the Senate is weighing a new stimulus bill that should have been passed months ago. Why is it that Congress can't come to the table & get their job done? 

It infuriates me because I know how much people are suffering out there. Tens of millions of Americans don't know how they're going to pay for next month's rent.

I'm reaching out today to tell you about two candidates who I know would do the right thing for us if given the opportunity. 

It is my honor to endorse Adam Christensen running for Congress in Florida's 3rd District & Thearse McCalmon running for state Senate in New York's 49th District. 

A graphic showing Humanity Forward's endorsement of Adam Christensen

Adam is a small-business owner & entrepreneur in Gainesville, Florida who started a product testing business. He looked at the candidates in the field & believed he had something to offer - & voters agree. Adam has generated a lot of excitement, especially among young people in his district & those who have felt left out of politics. He is running for Congress to succeed Ted Yoho. If that name rings a bell, Ted has made headlines recently for the wrong reasons. Adam is for Universal Basic Income & is exactly the kind of forward-thinking leader we need in Congress. 

A graphic showing Humanity Forward's endorsement of Thearse McCalmon
Thearse is running for state Senate in the city where I was born – Schenectady, NY. Thearse recently ran for mayor of Schenectady & came w/in dozens of votes of upsetting the incumbent. She is a mom & former nurse fighting for her community. She won her state Senate primary because people realize that she is in their corner. As someone who has experienced homelessness in her life, Thearse understands the importance of creating a human-centered society. Her opponent is a 70 year-old incumbent who is on the wrong side of many issues in Albany. 

I hope you will join me in supporting these great candidates. Please consider donating to their campaigns - every little bit helps in these races. Adam & Thearse are joining our phenomenal list of Humanity Forward endorsees; I am excited to see them in positions where they can make a difference for all of us. 

Let's get the right people into office.

- Andrew
 
 
Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on July 24, 2020 at 7:52am
Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on July 19, 2020 at 12:01pm
 
 
Subject: What you just did -
A few days ago, I reached out to you for help. And you answered the call. 
 
Thanks to you, we smashed our fundraising goal - so THANK YOU!
 
You just joined us in taking a key step forward toward a new government that values the inherent worth of humanity.
 
Our success is proof we’re on the right track & sends a message to the world that UBI (& other forward-thinking policies) demand to be taken seriously.
 
Want to know what else sends a message? That fact that, w/ your help, we’ve been able to endorse 20 candidates up and down the ballot - over a third of whom have already won their primary elections.
 
And, because of our success in this fundraising push, we can now fight harder than ever before.
 
I can’t wait until the leaders your donations help elect get a chance to amplify your voice across all levels of government. Of course, the biggest prize of all would be to have an ally in the White House - & I hope you click the short video below to get my thoughts on the work to come.
 
A smiling Andrew Yang prepares to address viewers from his home.
 
Remaking Washington won’t happen overnight. Instead, it’ll be a series of small, incremental victories like this one. So let’s dig into the work ahead.
 
And, let’s continue to move forward. Together. 
 
-Andrew Yang
 
Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on July 15, 2020 at 2:06pm
 
 
   Last night, Humanity Forward candidate Donna Imam won her primary runoff election! She is now the Democratic nominee in Texas' 31st congressional district in Austin & will face 17-year Republican incumbent John Carter in November. In 2018, MJ Hegar (who is now the Democratic nominee for Senate in Texas) lost the district by less than 3 points. In 2020, with our help, Donna will win & become one of the biggest political stories in the country.
 
Donna is the real deal. She is one of the most solutions-oriented candidates I've ever spoken to, which is no surprise as she's an engineer & entrepreneur. Years ago, Donna saw hundreds of her colleagues laid off due to automation. She led a non-profit to help equip people for the transition. Today, she's fighting to make sure we have an economy that works for everyone. I met Donna early in 2019 at a campaign event in Austin. She spoke w/ the same eloquence & understanding then as she does now. Check out this picture from that event!  
Photo of Andrew Yang and Donna Imam.
Donna understands why we need a Universal Basic Income. She will be our champion in Congress. I am asking every single one of you to support her as you supported me. Please rush a donation to Donna right now. We're going to replace a 78-year-old incumbent who has been in D.C. for nearly 20 years w/ little to show for it w/ a young, dynamic, human-centered legislator who is looking out for the people!
 
Next up are Marilyn Strickland for Congress in Washington & Jen Perelman for Congress in Florida! Check them out & our other candidates here. Let's get Donna some company & continue to grow the wave.
 
We have swung state-level races w/ Jermaine Johnson & Jeremy Cooney. We are now demonstrating that we can do the same at a Congressional level. W/ a few more nights like last night there will be no limit to what our movement can accomplish.
 
I am pumped for Donna, and I hope that you are too! Let's celebrate Donna's victory & build on her success. There's no time to lose. Let's win.
 
- Andrew
 
Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on July 9, 2020 at 11:11am

 
I hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! I heard more fireworks than I saw.
 
People are struggling around the country & we need a different type of leadership in Washington: independent thinkers who are looking out for people.
 
That’s why I’m excited to be endorsing two independent thinkers today: Dr. Al Gross running for Senate in Alaska and Liam O’Mara running for Congress in California’s 42nd district.
 
Image of Humanity Forward's endorsement of Al Gross
 
Dr. Al Gross is a commercial fisherman, an orthopedic surgeon & a lifelong Alaskan. He is running for Senate as an Independent. Al represents some of the best impulses in American politics. He’s fueled not by ideology but by what works for his community. Al’s father helped create Alaska’s oil dividend as state Attorney General. I’m excited to help send Al to Washington, where he will continue his father’s legacy as a leader in the fight to create a more human-centered economy. 
 
Image of Humanity Forward's endorsement of Liam O'Mara
 
Liam O’Mara grew up a working class kid in a union household. His father worked on the docks & his mom ran a daycare. The first in his family to go to college, Liam didn’t start college until he was 30, but he went on to get his PhD in history & become a professor. Liam sees the big picture and understands what real families are going through right now. For those who are fed up w/ the same old politicians, Liam is a great candidate to support. He won his competitive primary and now faces a 27-year Republican incumbent. I’d love to see Liam fighting for better policies on Capitol Hill.
 
I enjoy supporting our amazing Humanity Forward candidates and hope that you do too. Get behind Al and Liam and donate a few dollars today. We can make a huge difference for these candidates the same way we did for Jermaine Johnson, Jeremy Cooney & others. Let’s win races and get new leadership into Washington D.C. as fast as possible.
 
Always moving forward,
 
- Andrew
 
 
Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on July 6, 2020 at 2:23pm
Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on July 1, 2020 at 10:39am
Celebrating a different way this Fourth of July
 
 

July 4th is the celebration of our nation’s independence - independence which was only provided to the white men of America. Racial inequality has plagued our country since the day we declared our independence from Britain. It is even baked into our nation’s constitution. To those who have lost faith that we can do better, the weight of centuries of evidence and experience is on your side. It is difficult to argue w/ experience.
 
Can we begin to right the inequities that have weighed down our country for generations? It is up to us. We have no choice but to try. We must try our hearts out, try until we burst, beyond the limits of our endurance.
 
As Martin Luther King Jr. put so eloquently, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” All of us can’t matter until Black Lives Matter
 
The All of Us campaign has created a helpful allyship guide w/ dozens of resources. Please consider checking it out. We have a responsibility to learn, grow & take action. 
 
It’s on all of us.
 
- Andrew 
 
 

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