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

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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


“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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Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on February 21, 2021 at 4:43pm

CNN Podcasts: Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction w/ Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Asian Americans are Americans, Too 

"Asian't-X community"  (incl. East Indians ahso) -  O-!

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Rebooting New York City

A Conversation w/ Andrew Yang

In this episode of the podcast, Sam speaks w/ mayoral candidate, Andrew Yang, about the future of New York City.

Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, founder of Humanity Forward, & host of the weekly Yang Speaks podcast. Andrew also recently ran as a democratic candidate in the 2020 Presidential primary election. In his early career, Andrew served as the CEO, co-founder or executive @ a number of technology & education companies including the well-known test preparation company, Manhattan Prep. In 2011, he founded Venture for America, a non-profit which connects recent college graduates w/ start-ups. His book, The War on Normal People: The Truth About America’s Disappearing Jo... was published in 2018, shortly after announcing his run for presidency. He is now focused on his mayoral campaign, but also leads Humanity Forward, a non-profit organization dedicated to continuing the movements inspired by his campaigns for public office.
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Asians in Hollywood more visible than ever - Analysis by Lisa Respers France, CNNA version of this story appeared in CNN's Pop Life Chronicles newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Tell us what you'd like to see more of in the newsletter @ entertainment.newsletter@cnn.com.

Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on January 29, 2021 at 5:27am

re: call from Andrew Yang - Did U hear the news?

This week, Andrew will be calling donors — & you could be one of them! (just make sure to pick up the phone if you see a call from an unknown number)!

Chip in for for a chance to get a call from Andrew!

Chip in any amount now for a chance to have a one-on-one conversation w/ Andrew:

Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on January 20, 2021 at 3:29am
Andrew's First Grassroots Event!

Yo invited;

 

This Thursday, we are hosting a special kick off fundraising event for our campaign! Join us on Zoom to hear from New York City’s next mayor, Andrew Yang. RSVP here. 

We have had a busy week @ Yang for New York. Last Thursday, Andrew officially launched the mayoral campaign & visited four boroughs in one day, receiving the endorsement of Congressman Ritchie Torres, meeting w/ Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, & joining Assembly member Latrice Walker for a walking tour of Brownsville. In our 1st week alone, we gained over 1,300 volunteers & surpassed our fundraising goals. And now we want to celebrate this successful launch w/ you!

 

This grassroots event will be focused on supporters like you.  Andrew will talk about his plans for New York & will take questions about how he will bring this city back to its feet. 

Can't wait to see you Thursday @ our event (& neither can Andrew!!!). 

 

Yang for New York

Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on January 17, 2021 at 4:28am

I have some news to share! I am running for Mayor of New York City. 

 

Though I have worked all over the country, I have lived in New York City my entire adult life; I moved into Manhattan when I was 21 years old right after college. I remember driving in w/ my parents’ Honda Accord full of belongings for my 1st apartment I was sharing w/ a roommate. The city felt enormous, & arriving here felt like a victory. 

 

I never left. I came of age, found love, & eventually became an entrepreneur & a father in New York City. I was in the Garden for Larry Johnson’s 4-point play. I watched the towers fall & was part of the crowd that walked silently uptown away from the smoke. I biked my children to school on the West Side Highway, though it’s been Zoom lately. Seeing New York the way it is now, when many question whether it will ever come back, hurts my heart. The thought that I might be able to contribute to my city’s revival is both an incredible responsibility & opportunity.

 

And that’s why I’m running. I see a crisis & believe that I can help.

 

The coronavirus has devastated New York. I want to improve the lives of the 8.3 million people who live in the city & demonstrate what a proactive, modern government can do to actually solve the problems we see around us. I want to serve my community in its time of need.    

 

Many of you supported me during my presidential campaign – thank you. This is our chance to demonstrate that our ideas work in the biggest city in the nation. We will run the largest Basic Income implementation in US history. We will invest in a human-centered economy, fact-based governance, a modern healthcare system, broadband for all & better treatment of our data, smart policing, technology in service of people, human dignity, ranked choice voting, grace & tolerance and everything else we have fought for. New York could become the anti-poverty city, leading other communities to follow suit.

 

Whenever I have a choice between something abstract & something real, I choose the real and human. Running for mayor is real & our potential impact is enormous. I can’t wait to get started.

 

New York is struggling right now. COVID has put hundreds of thousands of people out of work. Restaurants, bars, stores & small businesses are closing their doors for good. I'm running for Mayor to bring the perspective, approach, & innovation our city needs. We can solve our problems if we focus on doing so & have the right leadership. There are so many people that want to help New York get back on its feet - & we need a plan and a vision to rally around & build towards.  

 

I hope that you are excited to join me in this campaign. Here is what I need from you.

 

1st, let your friends in New York City know about this race. Their votes are what matter. Only 10% of New Yorkers vote in the average mayoral race, & we hope to sign up many new voters. The mayoral race is Ranked Choice Voting (!) so we have a great opportunity to demonstrate that a candidate who is focused on solutions & not politics can win.  

 

2nd, if you would like to see our ideas & leadership in action on the biggest stage in the country, please do make a donation. This campaign will be powered by you, the people, & I hope you see in this movement a brighter future not just for the residents of New York but for communities everywhere. Eligible contributions from New York City residents of up to $250 will be matched 8 to 1!  

3rd, if you want to volunteer to textbank, phonebank & sign up voters, please join us @ YangforNY.com.  This campaign should be a lot of fun if we do it right.  Who doesn’t want to visit New York City?  

 

The Democratic primary – open to registered Democrats in New York City – is on June 22nd so acting quickly will be crucial. This will be a spirited race. But I’m confident that if we put forward a positive vision for the millions of people in New York that we understand the real problems they face & are here to help, we will win.

 

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make a positive difference.  Let’s make the most of it.


New York, New York!  Let’s go!

 

Back on the trail,

 

- Andrew

Comment by Jo- Koo of DojO- on January 12, 2021 at 5:45am
Andrew Yang, who dropped out of the presidential race in February, will face scrutiny of his experience, views and basic knowledge of New York City if he runs for mayor. 
 - Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times

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