May 28, 2021
Week in Review 5/28/21
Yang's insight and perspectives can add real value to this city. But the last time Andrew Yang tried to highlight his anti-poverty agenda by visiting a food pantry in Flushing, the political establishment and mainstream media pounced, portraying him as an out-of-touch outsider elite using people in poverty as props (as opposed to most other politicians who either didn't help, didn't visit, or didn't even know about this issue in the community). With Yang's candidacy, we could have had a substantive discussion about disrupting the "model minority" myth and addressing the social and economic conditions that led to the huge inequality we're seeing in our city. Instead, his detractors keep attacking him for showing up as a "fake" candidate and demanding that he leave the race.
May 21, 2021
Week in Review 5/21/21
Week in Review: Yang rejects backroom deal status quo, presses for change
May 14, 2021
Week in Review 5/14/21
With just weeks until the primary election, Andrew Yang has regained his lead in the contest to become the next mayor of New York City, a new poll revealed Wednesday. Yang, a former entrepreneur who’s dominated in most polls so far, ranked as voters’ first choice among 21% of the 1,003 people surveyed in the latest poll, which was conducted by Schoen Cooperman Research.
May 07, 2021
Week in Review 5/7/21
“Yang has the bold and creative ideas we need to get our city back on track and ensure that the Bronx is not left behind in the city’s economic recovery,” Gibson said in a statement. She also echoed praise from fellow Bronx lawmaker Ritchie Torres, one of the first to back Yang in the mayoral race. “[Yang] is not beholden to anyone but New Yorkers and has proven he is willing to do what is necessary to rebuild our city,” Gibson stated. “I will surely bring priorities from the Bronx directly to him in City Hall, and through a strong partnership we will uplift Bronx working families and essential workers.”
April 30, 2021
Week in Review 4/30/21
“A rezoning of a neighborhood to build denser, new types of housing runs into a bureaucratic gauntlet that favors the loudest voices in a room, not necessarily the most sensible,” Yang is set to say. "Years of work would often end with inertia.” Michelle Kuppersmith of Open New York, a group that advocates for more housing and lower rents, told NY1 she’s encouraged by the scope of Yang’s proposal. She added, “Andrew Yang’s support for ending parking minimums requires significant courage. People in this city love their cars and it’s definitely a tough call to make for affordability and it’s a fairly bold stance for a candidate to come out and say we need housing for people rather than cars.”
April 25, 2021
Week in Review 4/25/21
Following three polls over the past eight days, the campaign continues to pick up steam. Check out the updates below.
April 17, 2021
Week in Review 4/17/21
In a year of death, drudgery and economic destruction, Yang, a tech entrepreneur whose moonshot 2020 presidential primary bid amassed more goodwill than votes, has distinguished himself from the pack with an uncomplicated message: He wants to make New York fun again.
April 09, 2021
Week in Review 4/9/21
New York, NY -- A little over 10 weeks to go and it was maybe the most meaningful week yet. With Andrew taking to the streets to stand in solidarity against AAPI hate crimes, detailing his plan to bring Broadway back, celebrating Huge Ma for his achievement of helping thousands of fellow New Yorkers get their vaccination appointments, receiving the endorsement of New Era Democrats, and unveiling his Open Streets proposal. Andrew made it to the Mets home opener win and Coney Island’s long awaited reopening.
April 02, 2021
Week in Review 4/2/21
New York, NY -- April nonstop campaign hours bring June flowers. Highlights include Andrew Yang releasing a music video, delivering a strong speech about the city’s recovery, speaking out against hate crimes, pitching a geothermal power plant, and going to the Yanks home opener. We could hardly keep up. We were also excited for a Broadway event, but a kidney stone blocked it.
March 28, 2021
Week in Review 3/28/21
New York, NY -- Andrew covered a lot of ground this week. From urging New Yorkers to bring their checks to banks and not check cashing services, to talking trash about the city’s sanitation services, to dropping off his 9,400 signatures collected in an all-volunteer effort to get on the ballot, to getting high marks at a transportation forum attended by hundreds to leading in THREE polls, Andrew was all over the City and leading the race.
March 21, 2021
Week in Review 3/21/21
New York, NY -- Our hearts this week are with the victims of the murderous hate crime in the Metro Atlanta area. Andrew spoke about the attack, how we should respond, and his experience as an Asian American. He hosted a press conference in Times Square on Wednesday morning and also joined Reverend Al Sharpton on Thursday, where he gave a deeply personal speech about the attacks. He and Evelyn also gave a powerful joint interview for a special edition of ABC's 20/20 on Asian hate. And of course, the election is one week closer. Andrew received the endorsement of Assembly Member Daniel Rosenthal, announced a new policy with fellow mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia, and filed his fundraising details, which are shared below.
March 12, 2021
Week in Review 3/12/21
New York, NY -- A beautiful week here in the City and this campaign is just heating up. Andrew met with activist Terrence Floyd – George Floyd’s brother – to discuss the need for increased police accountability; he continued his mass transit push by calling for a “fare holiday” during Memorial Day week; and he received the co-endorsement by the Freelancers Union with Maya Wiley. Election Day is the only poll that matters, but we have to admit that Andrew’s new playlist paired nicely with the latest poll.
March 07, 2021
Week in Review 3/7/21
New York, NY -- What a week. Andrew let the incredible workers at Xi'an Famous Foods know he has their back -- and, briefly on Friday, their wok [Fox 5]. He had Caribbean food with Council Member Vanessa Gibson in the Bronx. He petitioned outside the Barclays Center. He touted the reopening of movie theaters and had a date night with Evelyn. And if you didn’t hear, he also tweeted from some (but not all!) of his subway rides, danced the Macarena, and biked the Pulaski Bridge to promote his transit agenda.
February 28, 2021
Week in Review 2/28/21
New York, NY -- Andrew Yang, Democratic candidate for Mayor of New York, visited all five boroughs this week to outline his recovery priorities and to connect with New Yorkers about how to overcome the current crisis. His policy plans, work to stop hate crimes now, Staten Island Ferry de-escalation efforts, and campaign’s momentum are highlighted below.