May 21st, 2021
Week in Review 5/21/21
Andrew Yang accuses rival NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams of ‘assault’ on campaign finance system
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams came under attack from rival mayoral candidate Andrew Yang over alleged campaign finance improprieties on Tuesday. Yang accused Adams of waging “an assault” on the city’s campaign finance system, pointing to a recent New York Times report detailing how Adams has used his office to help supporters.
Andrew joined Pix’s morning show to discuss public safety.
Andrew Yang proposes lowering NYC voting age to 16 and allowing green-card holders to vote in local elections
New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Andrew Yang on Tuesday unveiled a proposal to drastically alter the Big Apple's eligible voter pool. Speaking to reporters from Manhattan's Battery Park with the Statue of Liberty behind his left shoulder, Yang proposed lowering the city's voting age to 16 and allowing "non-citizens who are lawful permanent residents" to vote. When asked how he would implement his plan and whether there would be any issues with the state or federal government, Yang told Insider that the changes should have legal standing locally, but the teens and green-card holders would not be able to vote in state or federal elections.
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Andrew gave his playoff predictions on The Ringer podcast, New York, New York.
Op-ed: De Blasio must cut spending, help small businesses and put money aside for the next crisis When President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer passed the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package, I, like many New Yorkers, celebrated what felt like a second chance. After losing so many lives and enduring an economic depression, Democratic leaders in Washington approved billions in federal aid to individuals, small businesses and cultural institutions—along with $7 billion in aid to close our city’s budget gap. The latter is critical to our recovery, but our city’s leader needs to spend the federal dollars wisely in order to kick-start our recovery while setting us up for success in the years ahead. Unfortunately, while funding several worthy programs and initiatives, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed budget misses the mark.
Andrew spoke at the Bronx Rally Against Hate alongside Bronx DA Darcel Clark.
NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang endorsed by Assemblyman Cusick Andrew Yang has been endorsed by Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island). Cusick made the announcement during a press conference on Sunday afternoon at Empire Outlets in St. George, joined by Yang, a Democrat running for mayor, members of his campaign, his supporters and Staten Island residents. “Being in office and serving the borough and the city that we love is an honor and endorsement events always seem political and people think they’re purely political, but for me this is not about politics,” Cusick said. “We are at a stage in this city that we need to move forward. We’re coming out of a pandemic, we have businesses on the verge of closing, many have closed, many of our neighbors are sick, many of our neighbors are out of work, and crime has gone up.”
Andrew met with voters in the West Village.
Andrew Yang Cross Endorses Council Candidates Richard Lee and Sandra Ung Lee, who aims to replace the term-limited Paul Vallone, said that Yang’s presidential run last year was inspiring for Asian Americans. “It was clear to me then that Andrew was running for office to truly help people, and this has only become more evident as we’ve gotten to know each other over the past few months,” said Lee, who previously worked in the budget office for the Queens Borough President as well as in the budget office for State Sen. Leroy Comrie. And if you believe all press is good press…
Andrew Yang shows he’s no Adam Sandler, shoots bricks in hoops game: video As funnyman Adam Sandler went viral for his playoff-caliber street ball performance — if not for his hoops attire — Big Apple mayoral hopeful Andrew Yang hit the famed West 4th Street Courts with a performance that would embarrass even the worst Knicks teams.