Andrew Yang officially declares his bid for mayor of New York City

by Peter Heck · Jan 14th, 2021 9:40 am

Last Updated Jan 15th, 2021 at 10:49 am

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has officially declared his intent to run for mayor of New York City.

In his statement, Yang acknowledged that the Big Apple is struggling and stressed the importance of helping small businesses that have been shuttered by pandemic restrictions.

In keeping with a theme he carried throughout his presidential campaign, Yang touted the creation of what he calls the "people's bank," to be utilized in an effort to reduce poverty. The tech entrepreneur also called to introduce and expand high speed internet for education.

Throughout Yang's rise to prominence, he has stressed the importance for Democrats to reconnect with the working class, a theme he appears to be carrying over into his upcoming mayoral bid.


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