Local and federal leaders spoke out against the ongoing increase in violence and hate targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities this week, as videos emerged of two new attacks in New York City.
"We continue to see these horrible, disgusting attacks on Asian American New Yorkers and it's got to end," the New York City mayor said.
The best way to stop these crimes, no matter what motivated them, is to bolster police forces and prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
Human flourishing requires developing a sense of meaning in life, which should be taken very seriously in UBI discussions.
Former Democratic presidential candidate and philanthropic entrepreneur Andrew Yang tops the crowded field of New York City mayoral hopefuls, a new poll finds.
Hundreds of New Yorkers came together for a rally in support of Asian community members amid a spike in hate crimes.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has previously pushed back against the idea, saying the city would lose $10 billion in state funding.
"We should be repurposing some of those [hotel] properties as affordable housing as quickly as possible," the New York City mayoral candidate said.
What would a Mayor Yang do? The entrepreneur-turned-politician on the pandemic, the police, universal basic income—and bicycle lanes. He'd be the city's first Asian-American mayor.
"If you have higher rates of unsolved crimes, that is not a trend that you want to continue," the Democratic mayoral candidate said.
"I lived here 19 years without a car. And it was fantastic," the Democratic mayoral candidate said.
Along with distributing basic income, the "People's Bank of New York City" will help entrepreneurs get startup capital and expand bank account access.
The former Democratic presidential candidate benefits from high name recognition, with 84 percent of likely voters in the city saying they've heard of him.
"After testing negative as recently as this weekend, today I took a COVID rapid test and received a positive result," Yang, who recently announced he is running for New York City mayor, wrote in a statement.
"Andrew's commitment to a basic income is why I'm endorsing him," Martin Luther King III said, emphasizing that his father supported the idea.
Yang announced his candidacy for New York City mayor on Wednesday and has plans to launch the "largest basic income program" in the country.
Ladbrokes gives the technology entrepreneur 2-1 odds to win the mayoral contest, with Scott Stringer following behind at 3-1, Eric Adams at 4-1, Ray McGuire at 6-1 and Maya Wiley at 10-1.
"Let's fight for a future New York City that we can be proud of–together," Yang said, while highlighting his support of racial justice police reforms and a universal basic income.
Some people online are saying that Yang's potential mayoral run in New York City is already doomed because of a recent interview he gave.
The tech entrepreneur and former presidential candidate also predicted that more cities and states will adopt ranked-choice voting systems.
Yang was poised to do well in the race even before he formally registered to run for the office. A poll released Monday saw him receive 17 percent support when compared to current city officials.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger warned that those who plan to move to the state just for the election could be punished.
"Georgia isn't a red state. It's a voter-suppressed state," the progressive representative from New York tweeted.
While appearing on CNN, Yang was asked by anchor Don Lemon what he says to arguments that the Democratic Party does not do a good job of speaking to America's working class.
As millions of Americans continue to be unemployed as the pandemic surges, a new stimulus deal remains elusive.
Andrew Yang and John Hickenlooper are two of several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who joined Biden's campaign team after suspending their own.
Former presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said Democratic nominee Joe Biden can dig America out of a "deep, dark hole" while speaking at the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Thursday.
Entrepreneur and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang said he's disappointed about not being invited to speak at next week's virtual Democratic National Convention.
The entrepreneur told CNN's Anderson Cooper that Trump is "degrading himself" with comments like the one he made at his rally in Tulsa.