Former 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang has formally launched his marketing campaign for New York City mayor.
Yang launched a video on Wednesday, the identical day he turned 46 years outdated, saying his bid to switch Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2021. The businessman stated he has plans to make common primary revenue a actuality within the 5 boroughs if he is elected.
“I am running for mayor because I see a crisis – and I believe I can help,” Yang stated.
He sparked an enormous following within the Democratic primaries for president together with his name for such money program — $1,000 a month for each American over 18, no strings connected, funded by a tax on corporations benefitting from automation.
“We will lift hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers out of extreme poverty, putting cash relief directly into the hands of those who desperately need help now,” Yang stated in his announcement.
Born in Schenectady, Yang moved to Manhattan when he was 21 and “never left,” he stated. He plans to carry his first marketing campaign occasion on Thursday in Morningside Heights.
The Public Policy Polling survey launched Monday was the second poll in recent weeks to point out him with a lead over Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
Yang would get 17 p.c assist in a Democratic major, in line with the PPP survey. That provides him a 1-point lead over Adams, with all different candidates no less than 10 factors again.
The subject is much from set, although. Some 40 p.c of voters stated they weren’t positive who they might assist, and the ballot additionally neglected a number of declared or potential candidates, together with Rep. Max Rose, who not too long ago filed papers to discover a run.
NYC’s major election will likely be on June 22 subsequent yr. As of Thursday morning, no less than 37 folks had filed paperwork with the finance board to run for mayor.