Andrew Yang 2020 presidential campaign

US presidential campaign

The 2020 presidential campaign of businessman Andrew Yang began when he announced his candidacy one day before the 2017 elections, on November 6, 2017.

Andrew Yang 2020 presidential campaign
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Campaign2020 United States presidential election (Democratic Party primaries)
CandidateAndrew Yang
AffiliationDemocratic Party
StatusAnnounced November 6, 2017
Suspended February 11, 2020
HeadquartersNew York, NY
Slogan"Humanity First"

The campaign has been thought to be a longshot (where people believe he has no chance of winning).[1] Yang is the first Asian-American man to run for president as a Democrat, and, if elected, would become the first Asian-American to become president.

He would have also been the third-youngest president on inauguration day at age 46 after Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.

Yang wanted a universal basic income of $1000 per month for all adult citizens to make up for the lowering number of low-wage jobs due to automation.[2][3][4]

On February 11, 2020, Yang announced that he would end his campaign after loosing the New Hampshire primaries.[5]


  1. Garrova, Robert (January 7, 2019). "N.H. Family To Receive $1,000 A Month From Presidential Candidate Running On Universal Basic Income". New Hampshire Public Radio. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  2. "What is UBI?". Andrew Yang for President. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  3., The Washington Times. "Entrepreneur, Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang campaigns on universal basic income". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  4. Weatherhead, Timothy (2019-01-11). "Universal basic income is the solution to a worsening problem". TheHill. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  5. "Andrew Yang ends his campaign for presidency". USA Today. February 11, 2020. Retrieved February 11, 2020.