March 21st, 2021
Week in Review 3/21/21
Daily News [3/15]
NYC mayoral candidates Yang, Garcia challenge city to streamline business licenses Mayoral wannabe Andrew Yang’s lovefest with rival candidates continued Monday with a joint press conference with Kathryn Garcia.Both promised to make one city agency responsible for the range of licenses required to run a business, instead of the status quo, which requires entrepreneurs to apply to multiple agencies. They also talked about creating an app to help achieve this.
NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang wants MSG, tax exempt landlords to pay for his universal basic income plan
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is making universal basic income a central tenet of his political campaign once again — this time for New York City Mayor.
“It makes us stronger, healthier, more secure, mentally healthier, improves our relationships,” Yang said of the concept of guaranteed income. “55% of Americans are now for cash relief, in perpetuity, and 85% are for cash relief during this pandemic.”
SCOOP: NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang to be endorsed by Queens Jewish lawmaker
Andrew Yang, one of the leading candidates for mayor of New York City, is expected to get a boost in his effort to lock in the Jewish voting blocs with the endorsement of one of the youngest and most influential Jewish politicians in New York.
Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal told the Forward that he will endorse Yang for mayor alongside Jewish community leaders at an event in the Kew Garden Hills neighborhood of Queens on Tuesday. Additional coverage in Hamodia.
NY Post [3/16]
Yang laps field in fundraising, half of donations coming from NYC: filings
Half of Yang’s money, $1.1 million, came from donors who live in the five boroughs, providing evidence that his support in the 2021 Democratic mayoral primary may run deeper than many observers believed — with some arguing that his high polling numbers were fueled by the name recognition he earned from his long-shot presidential bid last year.
Yang decries Georgia shooting, calls for more funding for hate-crime task force
Andrew Yang called for the NYPD Asian Hate Crime Task Force to be fully funded during a press conference Wednesday, in the wake of a mass shooting in Georgia and a steep uptick in anti-Asian hate crimes this year and last in New York. Yang has addressed Asian hate crimes multiple times on the campaign trail. He hosted a February town hall with Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Assemblymember Ron Kim, Asian American Federation executive director Jo-Ann Yoo and Center for Anti-Violence Education program manager Rej Joo.
Andrew Yang on MSNBC [3/14]
Andrew Yang on CNN [3/18]