Join Northwestern College Democrats in welcoming former presidential candidate Andrew Yang to campus for a conversation and Q&A.
Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, attorney, philanthropist, and former 2020 presidential candidate. After a short stint in corporate law, Yang turned toward entrepreneurship and founded Venture for America (VFA), a nonprofit organization which trained young professionals in startup development and helped create jobs across America. Yang was named a Champion of Change and a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship by the Obama Administration for his work at VFA.
In the 2020 election, Andrew Yang ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, notably calling for a universal basic income of $1,000 per month to every American over the age of 18 to reduce poverty. After withdrawing from the presidential ticket in February of 2020, he joined CNN as a political commentator. Andrew Yang ran in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor and recently announced his departure from the Democratic Party alongside the release of his book, Forward: Notes on the Future of the Democratic Party.
Yang received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his law degree from Columbia Law School. He grew up in Schenectady, New York with his parents and older brother.
Masks must be worn inside Cahn Auditorium at all times.
*This is a free event and there will be no refunds. Must show Wildcard at door to enter.