Tag Archives: Andrew Yang

Watch: FairVote Presents ‘A Conversation with Andrew Yang’ on Ranked-Choice Voting

FairVote President & CEO Rob Richie had a conversation with Andrew Yang, former Democratic presidential candidate and now a FairVote Action Board Member, to hear why he believes Ranked-Choice Voting is the best electoral reform for safeguarding our democracy right now.

Yang recently launched the Forward Party, a PAC which is intended to become a political party with an agenda that includes the promotion of structural reform of our electoral systems.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Florida Election Results, Pennsylvania LP Spotlight, WV Greens Seeking Candidates

WV MOUNTAIN PARTY: The Mountain Party (the WV affiliate of the Green Party) is recruiting qualified candidates to run for elected office across West Virginia. Many seats are up for election in 2022. While much of the conversation is focused on the legislature, they are paying special attention to local races such as Board of Education and Conservation District Supervisor.… Read more ...

Andrew Yang: Significant Third Party Presidential Candidate Will Enter 2024 Race This Year

Andrew Yang predicts a major third party candidate will enter the 2024 presidential race within the next 12 months, and possibly much sooner than that.

On the latest episode of “Forward with Andrew Yang” he tells co-host Zach Graumann that he expects a serious third party challenger to emerge this year.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Philadelphia Greens Denounce Local Corruption, John Stossel Interviews Andrew Yang

PHILLY GREENS BLAST LOCAL CORRUPTION: Jarrett Anderson, a member of the City Committee of the Green Party of Philadelphia, penned an editorial for Philadelphia Weekly.

“Democrats and Republicans have a business-as-usual culture that manifests in their policies, party structure, and how their elected officials conduct themselves in the workplace. Hence, corrupt Henon funnels money to his donors and considers it good economic policy,” writes Anderson. … Read more ...

News & Notes: Maine Libertarians Can Reenroll, Hawaiian Greens Seek Candidates, Wayne Allyn Root Blasts Trump

MAINE LIBERTARIANS BACK IN BUSINESS: A federal judge has ordered Maine election officials to allow Libertarian Party members to re-enroll in an expedited process and to nominate candidates for the 2022 elections.

The order by Judge Lance Walker, signed last week, requires the secretary of state to send letters informing Libertarians that their unenrollment was unlawful and that they may rejoin.… Read more ...

News & Notes: No More Bread and Roses, Socialist Survives Recall Attempt, Yang Clarifies Party Status

SEATTLE TIMES CALLS RECALL RACE FOR SOCIALIST: Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has turned back an effort to recall her from office after a 10-day vote count. Supporters of Sawant — Seattle’s only socialist council member and the first in the city’s history to face a recall — narrowly outdid those in favor of a recall, claiming 50.4% of the vote.… Read more ...

First Forward Party Candidate Launches Bid for NY Congressional Seat

Brian Mannix, a social studies teacher and former Sea Cliff Village Trustee, has launched a campaign for New York’s 8th Congressional district. He intends to run as the nominee of the Forward Party, the newly formed entity created by Andrew Yang in October.

From what I’ve seen, it would appear that Mannix is the first candidate for the new party to step… forward.… Read more ...

WATCH: Half-Hour Documentary From The New Yorker Follows Andrew Yang’s Failed Mayoral Campaign

The New Yorker has released a half-hour documentary film on YouTube that follows the 2021 mayoral campaign of Andrew Yang. Running in the highly competitive Democratic primary, Yang surged to an early lead that would gradually erode.

The documentary notes that voters generally became less concerned about a coronavirus economic reopening and instead focused on a spike in the crime rate.… Read more ...

WATCH: Lee Drutman Discusses Breaking the ‘Two-Party Doom Loop’ with Andrew Yang

Lee Drutman is a political scientist and the author of Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop and The Business of America is Lobbying.

In this episode of Forward with Andrew Yang, Lee explains why we need proportional representation, traces the decline of bipartisanship, and makes the case for diminishing lobbyist power by increasing Congress’ policymaking capacity.… Read more ...

Andrew Yang: ‘Breaking Up With The Democratic Party’

The following is an open letter from former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who has been rumored to be on the verge of launching a new political party:

I changed my voting registration from ‘Democrat’ to ‘Independent’ today. It was a strangely emotional experience.

I registered as a Democrat back in 1995 when I was 20 years old to vote for Bill Clinton’s re-election.Read more ...

POLITICO: Andrew Yang Plans to Launch New Third Party

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is plotting the launch of a new third party next month, POLITICO reports today.

Yang, who lost a bid for New York mayor earlier this year, is said to no longer personally identify as a Democrat.  It’s unclear if Yang’s new party will be a national effort or confined to New York state, where fusion could allow the party to cross-nominate candidates friendly to Yang’s Universal Basic Income proposal.… Read more ...

Jacob Hornberger: Justin Amash, LP Interloper, Parts 6 & 7

2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Jacob Hornberger, whom the readers of IPR previously interviewed, has started a series on his campaign blog about Independent Congressman Justin Amash.  Amash is reportedly considering a bid for the Libertarian presidential nomination.  Parts 1 and 2 of Hornberger’s series were posted here.  Part 3 was posted hereRead more ...