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Meet Andrew

Entrepreneur.
Husband and Father.
Non-Profit Leader.

I’m not a politician.

I’m Andrew Yang, and I’m running for President as a Democrat in 2020 because I fear for the future of our country. New technologies – robots, software, artificial intelligence – have already destroyed more than 4 million US jobs, and in the next 5-10 years, they will eliminate millions more. A third of all American workers are at risk of permanent unemployment. And this time, the jobs will not come back.

I’m not a career politician—I’m an entrepreneur who understands the economy. It’s clear to me, and to many of the nation’s best job creators, that we need to make an unprecedented change, and we need to make it now. But the establishment isn’t willing to take the necessary bold steps. As president, my first priority will be to implement the Freedom Dividend, a universal basic income (UBI) for every American adult over the age of 18: $1,000 a month, no strings attached, paid for by a new tax on the companies benefiting most from automation. The Freedom Dividend is just the beginning. A crisis is underway—we have to work together to stop it, or risk losing the heart of our country. The stakes have never been higher.

Andrew’s Timeline

1975
Andrew is born in Schenectady, NY, to immigrants from Taiwan.
1993-99
Andrew studies economics at Brown and law at Columbia.
2000-05
Andrew leaves the legal field, launches a dot-com, and works at a series of start-ups.
2006
Manhattan Prep names Andrew CEO before Kaplan eventually purchases it.
2011
Andrew marries Evelyn and founds VFA, a non-profit to create jobs in struggling areas. It’s a very good year.
2012-15
President Obama gives Andrew multiple awards for his non-profit work.
2017
Andrew declares his run for President after realizing the threat posed by automation to millions of Americans.

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