Former 2020 US presidential contender Andrew Yang said Wednesday that he would run for mayor of New York City as a Democrat in this year’s elections.
Yang created a spectacular grassroots effort last year in an effort to become the Democratic Party nominee for the presidency, vowing to create a universal basic income that would pay every US $ 1,000 a month.
“I am running for mayor because I see a crisis and I believe I can help,” Yang said in a message on her campaign website.
Yang stressed the need for a basic income program and an accessible health system, and said he would implement the largest cash relief program in the history of the United States to help New York City emerge from the Kovid-19 epidemic.
More than a dozen other candidates have already been announced, including Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and Maya Wiley, a civil rights activist and lawyer who previously worked for current Mayor Bill de Blasio Used to do
Registered Democrats will vote for their candidate on June 22, 2021, before the general election on November 2.
A native New Yorker and an Ivy League-educated son of Taiwanese immigrants, entrepreneur Yang will be the city’s first Asian-American producer.
The city’s campaign finance board revealed in December that Yang had filed papers for the role.