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Andrew Yang was born January 13, 1995 as the son of two immigrant parents from Taiwan. His father graduated from UC Berkley with a PhD in physics and his mother from Berkley with a master’s degree in statistics. Yang attended Philips Exeter Academy and continued his higher education at Brown University where he earned a bachelor’s in economics; he later earned his Juris Doctor at Columbia Law School. He worked as an attorney for a year before he quit to help begin Stargiving.com, yet the startup failed after only a year. This led Yang to join a healthcare software startup. Four years later, Yang was asked work for Manhattan Prep and worked there until 2012. In 2011, he began a non-profit fellowship program called Venture for America.
IssuesAndrew Yang aims to create a universal basic income of $1000 a month.
On the Issues
- Climate Change
Yang states that fossil fuels must be regulated and that we must transition to renewable energy.
Yang advocates for Medicare for all.
Yang wants to increase access to birth control and argues that abortion requirements should be dictated by doctors not legislators.
- Social Security
Yang believes that there are issues with people receiving basic income and social security benefits. He aims to create a tax free retirement investment vehicle.
Yang promotes increasing teacher’s salary and cutting the cost of college.
- Gun Control
Yang believes that gun control should be handled like motor vehicles; a license, background check, and testing should all be required. He also stresses that mental illness awareness should be stressed and gun companies must be held liable.
Yang believes that there are too many illegal immigrants and that the path to citizenship should be easier. He stresses that immigrants benefit the country and he strongly supports the dream act.
Yang believes that luxury goods should have higher taxes implemented on them and that Tax Day should be made into a national holiday.
- Criminal Justice
Yang argues that the death penalty should be abolished as it makes irreparable mistakes. Along with this, he advocates that sentencing should be focused away from punishment and towards treatment. He also stresses that all police should be required to wear body cameras and that racial discrimination must be the recognized to create actual change.
- LGBTQ Rights
Yang aims to prevent sexual identity and orientation discrimination.
- Foreign Policy
Yang sees strength in alliances and believes that the country must practice restraint and judgement.
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