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  • New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang and his family visit Coney Island on April 9, 2021.

    Tue, Apr 20 @ 3:43 PM

    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


“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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Andrew Yang sues New York Board of Elections over canceled primary - Nicole Sganga, CBS News

 Yang has not yet to formally commented on the lawsuit, but he tweeted Tuesday night "Voting is kind of a big deal."

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FYI: In 1911, another epidemic swept through China. That time, the world... - Paul French, CNN

In Harbin, the Chinese authorities' lead doctor Wu Lien-teh, a Malaysia-born ethnic-Chinese medic educated at Cambridge University, was managing to contain the outbreak.
This photo taken sometime between 1910 and 1915 shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Cambridge-educated Chinese physician who pioneered the use of masks during the Manchurian Plague of 1910-11.
This photo taken sometime between 1910 and 1915 shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Cambridge-educated Chinese physician who pioneered the use of masks during the Manchurian Plague of 1910-11.
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Andrew Yang: Trump Could Get Reelected By Framing "Chinese Virus" A... Ian Schwartz, RealClear PoliticsAndrew Yang: Trump Could Get Reelected By Framing "Chinese Virus" As A "Foreign Threat"Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang warned President Trump could use "racial terms" like "Chinese virus" to describe the coronavirus to Americans and then use the pandemic to frame China as a foreign threat to get reelected.

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Berlin-based Chinese dissident artist Ai WeiWei speaks to AFP reporters in Berlin on August 15, 2019. - The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei sees no other way out of the Hong Kong crisis than a violent and massive repression of demonstrations by Beijing, according to the influential dissident in exile in an AFP interview.

Ai Weiwei, artist "China will never learn. It doesn't matter what kind of disaster they're facing... It's a pity..."

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For Asian-American Jazz Artists, The Pandemic Uncovers Deep Wounds - Gary Fukushima

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“It’s always been there,” multi-instrumentalist & vocalist Jen Shyu said about a recent wave of vitriol aimed at Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. “These events, they’re just an excuse for people.”

Jen Shyu is singing over the phone.

It’s a song based on a middle-school diary entry that describes her heart…

Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on April 12, 2020 at 12:57pm

day 28

almost a month
into plague times
most market customers gloved
more and more creatively
masked
we speak muffled loudly
from two shopping carts
apart
rattled retail

unshaven/unmasked/ungloved
old guy comes in
eager to tell me
about the wondrous anti-viral properties
of cinnamon
worldwide death tolls rising
exponentially
apparently
for lack of cinnamon
“I put it in my
coffee
no
Chinese virus
is going to get me,”
he says surely
“I fought the Chinese,”
he suddenly remembers
“They’re Communists!”
he bare hand
grabs my arm for emphasis
I back away
quickly
“They’re Communists
he repeats
they’re our enemy
we’re at war
they’re trying to take over the world…”
I continue backing away
retreat a couple aisles over

tall
I watch him
over the shelves
avoid him till he leaves
return to my
spray disinfectant day
remember when I get home
to wash
my sweatshirt

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