Latest/Breakin' News: Andrew Yang - May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month ~

Yesterday, a Daily News cartoon was published that depicted me - or a racialized caricature clearly intended to be me - as a tourist in Times Square. The cartoon stemmed from an interview where I shared that my favorite subway stop is the one I’ve used to get home for 22 years.

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I’ve seen images like this before - in history books from the turn of the century and World War II. Images of Asians having beady, slanted eyes and buck teeth have been a part of the American consciousness for a long time. It’s grounded in a history of casting immigrants and children of immigrants as perpetual foreigners or even subhuman - a stereotype which has been used to divide and exclude people for hundreds of years.

 

I will be the first to tell you that I'm open to different opinions and will always welcome conversations on policy. And I am a proud son of immigrants. But to paint me in the media as a perpetual foreigner to this city is wrong and subtly approves racism at a time when people are being beaten on the street on the basis of who they are. Every time you say that I’m not a real New Yorker, you’re telling another Asian American that they don’t belong.

 

I‘ve lived here for 25 years in this city. My wife Evelyn is from Queens. My children were born at St. Luke’s. I'm a public school parent. Implying otherwise is the repetition of a narrative that’s been used to tell Asians and Latinos and Jews and Muslims and Black Americans that we don’t belong.

 

Whether you were born here, just arrived here from another country or are fresh out of college ready to follow your dreams — I will say clearly that all New Yorkers belong. Our city is stronger when we are united in humanity and fellowship, and not divided by false narratives of who belongs and who doesn’t.

 

-Andrew

We need to see each other as human beings. Asian Americans are human. Asian Americans are just as American as anyone else. We need to build bonds of trust & connection to start to heal." - Andrew Yang 

What happened in Atlanta feels like a continuation of a trend so many of us are feeling & seeing every day. 

 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Americans have been subject to increasing rates of discrimination & violence. And last Tuesday, eight women - six of whom were Asian - were murdered in a racially-motivated killing spree. 

 

These women did not deserve to be targeted like this. They did not deserve to have their lives taken away. And make no mistake, these women were targeted on their basis of their race. 

 

As terrible as the statistics are on Asian American hate crimes, they vastly underestimate the magnitude of the problem. 

 

We need to categorize these incidences as hate crimes. We need to fully fund the Asian Hates Crimes Taskforce right here in New York City. And we need to build bonds of connection & trust with the Asian American community. 

 

Watch Andrew’s speech in Times Square >> 

Watch Andrew’s remarks yesterday with Reverend Al Sharpton >>

Who Is Andrew Yang's Wife Evelyn? - Facts on Evelyn Yang, a 2020 Presidential Candidate's Wife

Re: Help is on the way -

What a year it has been to be a parent. 

 

Balancing work, the kids, homeschool & more has been one of the biggest challenges Andrew & I have ever faced. 

 

And for so many New Yorkers, it’s been even more difficult. Children, expected to attend online classes w/o internet access. Parents, expected to juggle @-home learning w/ their job or jobs just to pay the bills. All during the worst global pandemic in a century. 

 

As a Queens native & a lifelong New Yorker, it’s been heartbreaking for Andrew & I to watch our City be affected so negatively. But every day, I find hope in the love of my two kids & Andrew.

 

Being a parent changes your outlook on everything. Suddenly you're living for something greater than yourself. And you're interested in protecting society, culture, & the environment for future generations.

 

Andrew decided to run for mayor because he saw our City, our families, & our future in crisis. He saw how the pandemic ravaged our community, leaving the poor & vulnerable even further behind. He believes that he can help our great City get back on its feet w/ innovative & common sense leadership that puts people 1st, not politics. 

 

Andrew is the love of my life, my most trusted confidante, & my partner in everything that I do. I know he will always do the right thing. And if I could tell every New Yorker one thing about my husband as mayor it’s this - hope is on the way.

 

Andrew will be your champion each & every day he is in office. 

 

So please consider making a donation to continue our momentum to elect Andrew as New York City’s next mayor. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Stay well, & much love & appreciation to you.

 

Yours,

 

Evelyn

Did you see this huge update about the state of the Mayoral race? 

Andrew has the edge, so a James Dolan Republican PAC is already flooding money into this race to take our movement down. 

 

Why? 

 

They’re scared of Andrew’s anti-poverty policies, like his plan to provide half a million of our city’s poorest residents w/ an annual Basic Income - which would be the largest pilot program in the history of the world. 

 

They’re scared that Andrew isn’t part of their political machine, & can’t be controlled by special interests.

 

And they’re scared that Andrew will never back down until New York City’s government works for people, not politicians.

 

It’s Yang against the Machine. So we need grassroots supporters like you to chip into our campaign to build our city back better than ever. So can you chip in now? All eligible donations from NYC residents up to $250 will be matched 8 to 1!


Let’s get to work. 

 

Yang for New York

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Today is International Women's Day. And we're spotlighting why cash relief isn't just an economic issue – it's a women's issue, as well.

The pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on women, especially women of color. So many have been pushed out of the paying workforce & are now loaded up w/ additional financial burdens. Check out the facts:

  • Since the pandemic began, women have lost 5.4 million jobs. The service & hospitality industries, two of the hardest hit, are largely populated by women of color.
  • Squeezed by childcare responsibilities amid closing schools & daycares, 1 million mothers have left the workforce altogether – a group that largely consists of Black, Hispanic & single moms.
  • A recent CNBC survey found that 29% of Americans are counting on the next round of recovery checks to get by. But a sky-high 57% of Black women are counting on those recovery checks to make ends meet.

This pandemic has pushed women of all backgrounds into the most precarious of circumstances. Cash relief is the pathway out. 

Recovery checks have their biggest impact in women's hands – so we're inviting you to join our rallying cry for recurring cash relief in honor of International Women's Day. We need to hear from 500 people who care about taking action for women's equality:

Should we pass monthly cash relief to advance women's economic equity?

YES
 
NO

Special International Women's Day survey. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET.
Responses after that time will not be recorded.

Thanks, 

Team Humanity Forward

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We’re approaching our final End-of-Month deadline & I need passionate supporters... whatever you can sacrifice to keep our campaign competitive against our well-funded opponents these last few weeks.  

 

Can you rush a donation now to push our movement to a win?

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This June 22nd, our human-centric movement has a chance to get cash into the hands of hundreds of thousands of the poorest in our society on our nation’s biggest stage: New York City.

 

We, together, can end the politics of the past

 

The machine politics that has bred systemic issues like poverty. 

 

The establishment politics that wants nothing more than to keep the status quo. 

 

Together, we can pass a bold, visionary slate of policies w/ our movement’s passion to not fall victim to the failed status quo approaches from career politicians. 

 

But to make this happen for New York City -- & to make an example for our nation to follow -- I need your help immediately. We still need another 724 individual contributions by 11:59pm Monday to stay ahead of the pack these last three weeks. So please, donate now to help us pull off a historic win in June.

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From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your contribution to our movement -- w/ your hard-earned money & your voice. 

 

I will never stop fighting for our vision to make New York City & our nation a place for all. 

 

W/ you in this fight, 

 

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For nine minutes & twenty-nine seconds last summer, our nation watched in horror as George Floyd’s life was taken from him in an unconscionable act of police brutality. 

 

As is every death caused by those who are trusted to protect our communities and keep us safe, George Floyd’s murder wasn’t just injustice, it was inhuman. 

 

Police mistreatment of Black & Brown Americans is both a painful, deadly reality for too many, & a moral stain on our society. 

 

We have a long way to go. We must all remember that today’s verdict is the 1st step towards healing in our communities, not the accomplishment of deep & lasting reform to police culture.

 

As we have every day since his murder, today is yet another day to mourn George Floyd’s passing. But we must also use this moment to  begin a relentless pursuit of justice for the countless Black & Brown women, men, & trans people who have been killed @ the hands of the police. In Minneapolis, in New York City, & across the country. 

 

We must continue to hold George’s family very close, & the family of Daunte Wright, & every other family who has lost a loved one @ the hands of the police.

 

There are far too many other families who have borne the brunt of grief & loss who have not yet seen justice, but today’s verdict is one step in the right direction.

-Andrew Yang

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We’re officially entering the final stretch. Andrew would like to talk directly to YOU about our closing campaign strategy to win this election!

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Change is on the way in New York City, but we need your help & input to succeed on June 22nd.

 

Click below to RSVP & donate. We hope we’ll see you there on Monday!

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The Yang For New York team just released our official campaign poster today, & we are shipping them nationally as a thank you to donors!

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Thank for you everything, 

 

Yang For New York

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