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Politics Andrew Yang Announces New York Mayoral Run Against De Blasio on His Birthday

04:40  14 january  2021
04:40  14 january  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio , a Democrat, has faced widespread criticism in recent months over his handling of the pandemic. He is in his second In the days before he announced his mayoral bid, Yang faced mounting scrutiny from critics who questioned the strength of his ties to New York City.

Andrew M. Yang [1] (born January 13, 1975) is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist and former presidential candidate.[2] Originally a lawyer, Yang began working in He then ran in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries, and has filed to run in the 2021 New York City mayoral election.

Former Democratic presidential candidate and former tech executive Andrew Yang announced his intention to run for mayor of New York City on Wednesday—his 46th birthday.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Former Democratic presidential candidate and former tech executive Andrew Yang announced his intention to run for mayor of New York City on January 13, the birthday of the city's current mayor, Bill de Blasio. © Justin Sullivan/Getty Former Democratic presidential candidate and former tech executive Andrew Yang announced his intention to run for mayor of New York City on January 13, the birthday of the city's current mayor, Bill de Blasio.

"I moved to New York City 25 years ago," Yang wrote in a Twitter message announcing his candidacy. "I came of age, fell in love, and became a father here. Seeing our City in so much pain breaks my heart. Let's fight for a future New York City that we can be proud of—together."

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Discover something new every day from News, Sports, Finance, Entertainment and more! As pointed out by NBC New York , two recent polls show Yang at the top of the list of possible mayoral candidates. Stay tuned as more information about Yang 's potential run becomes available.

Yang will be running against the city's current mayor, Bill De Blasio.

In the video announcing his candidacy, Yang highlighted his support of racial justice police reforms, the need to reopen the city's businesses in an intelligent way during the ongoing pandemic, and his support of universal basic income.

"We'll bring New York City into the 21st century by getting everyone high-speed internet, so our kids can learn, hire more teachers and reduce the class sizes. I think that makes a big difference. It's hard to know when you have a class of 30 kids," Yang said in the video. "We'll take back control of our subway, and create a People's Bank so it stops being so expensive to be poor."

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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NYPD Adopts Clearer Penalties for Excessive Force, Racial Bias .
The New York City Police Department enacted new disciplinary rules on Friday that call for terminating police officers found to use racial profiling or “excessive deadly force.” © Photographer: Justin Heiman/Getty Images New York Police Department (NYPD) officers patrol Time Square as activists hold a rally on May 31, 2020 in New York City. The so-called “disciplinary matrix,” as Mayor Bill de Blasio called it, also lays out clear punishment for other offenses. Officers will be suspended without pay for 20 days in cases of insubordination or reckless driving, and 10 days for failure to report a lost gun.

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