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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:17 PM

Yang to officially launch NYC mayoral campaign Thursday

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Source: Politico

NEW YORK — With a promise to institute a cash giveaway program to half-a-million New Yorkers, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang will announce his bid to become the city’s next mayor Thursday morning.

Yang will unveil his candidacy in Morningside Heights, where the Schenectady native first lived when he moved to New York City in 1996. He will then hopscotch the city, via public transportation, to meet with elected officials in voter-rich neighborhoods. He is planning lunch with Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and do a walking tour with Assemblymember Latrice Walker, who represents Brownsville, Brooklyn.

During his rollout, Yang intends to announce a local version of his “Universal Basic Income” proposal, his team said.

The plan would be far from “universal” in a city of nearly 8.5 million people.




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The "let's take back our subway" line is a lazy promise many politicians make while never intending to carry through with it. The City owns the subway and can reclaim it at any time...provided they're willing to cough up the billions of dollars a year to run it.

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Reply Yang to officially launch NYC mayoral campaign Thursday (Original post)
brooklynite Jan 13 OP
msongs Jan 13 #1
radical noodle Jan 13 #2
JI7 Jan 13 #6
radical noodle Jan 14 #7
Polybius Jan 13 #3
brooklynite Jan 13 #4
JI7 Jan 13 #5
Polybius Jan 14 #8
Omaha Steve Jan 14 #9
Omaha Steve Jan 14 #10

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:19 PM

1. tell me again how he fled NYC when covid showed up nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:12 PM

2. I think Maya Riley is also running

https://blacknewsalerts.com/2020/07/29/maya-riley-will-possibly-leave-msnbc-run-nyc-mayor/


MSNBC analyst Maya Riley is considering leaving the network to run for New York City mayor. If she is successful, she will be the first Black woman to lead the Big Apple.

Wiley has served as a top counsel for NYC’s current mayor, Bill de Blasio and was a chairwoman on the NYPD oversight agency. She is also a senior VP for social justice at The New School and the Henry Cohen Professor at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.

In an interview with MSNBC’s chief analyst Ari Melber, she stated, “I have been so overwhelmed by just the amount of support and kind words and outpouring I’ve gotten as a result of these news reports. All I can say to you is, I am certainly exploring it because I’ve been extremely privileged to be asked by folks to think about it.” She adds that her biggest issue in NYC is whether they will have a bold future.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:52 PM

6. So far she is the best one

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Response to JI7 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:16 AM

7. She'd be my pick

But I don't live there.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:15 PM

3. Sold!

I love Yang.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:25 PM

4. One of Yang's lesser known Presidential planks was reducing the size of the Federal Government...

...that'll go over well with the public-sector employees.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:49 PM

5. Yup, his basic income plan is to eliminate many social programs we have

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:31 AM

8. That's ok

He’ll have no power to do that as Mayor.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:17 AM

9. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

NO link to source. Also we are only allowing the actual announcement.

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