Andrew Yang is visiting Seattle Friday as part of a 15-state tour promoting his bid for the presidency in 2020. The tech entrepreneur turned presidential hopeful will hold a rally and meet with donors during his visit.
Who is Andrew Yang? His career began in corporate law but Yang quickly caught the startup bug and decided to launch his own company. Like most startups, it didn’t work out. He continued to work in startups, eventually becoming CEO of Manhattan Prep. In 2011, Yang launched Venture For America, a fellowship program that trains workers for startup jobs in economically distressed regions.
His platform: Yang’s marquee policy is universal basic income, a monthly stipend of $1,000 that every American over 18 would receive. Its goal is to head off the coming tide of automation which is projected to displace thousands of jobs.
Rally details: The rally will kick off at 6 p.m. at Gas Works Park in Seattle. Seating is limited for the free event. Attendees can RSVP here.
Go deeper: We’re catching up with Yang before his event Friday. Visit GeekWire Saturday morning for coverage of our conversation.