From the Quad Cities to Sioux City, Andrew Yang will make the case for the Freedom Dividend and a Human-Centered Economy.

Iowa; January 23, 2019: One of the first Democratic candidates to declare his 2020 campaign for president, Andrew Yang has been traversing the country and building a grassroots support network with an average donation of $11.

On his eighth trip to the Hawkeye State, as part of a six-state tour, Yang will have over a dozen town halls and events across 10 counties, including several on college campuses such as Simpson College, Central College, and Des Moines Area Community College. He will then join the College Democrats of America (CDA) to speak to over 200 student activists at the CDA Winter Convention on February 3rd at North Carolina State University.

Andrew will also personally give a resident in Iowa the Freedom Dividend in 2019, which will be announced later this year.

All of this is in service of promoting the Humanity First platform, policies designed to address the greatest economic and technological shift in our history. The three central tenets are:

  • The Freedom Dividend, a $1000/month basic income provided to all Americans over the age of 18, no strings attached;
  • Medicare for All, ending the fear of medical bankruptcy while removing one of the largest costs associated with starting a small business; and
  • Human-Centered Capitalism, changing the focus of our economic measurement from GDP to numbers that reflect the well-being of the average American.
Date Time Event Address
1/30 10am Meet & Greet at MERGE Innovation SpaceIowa City, IA 136 S. Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA
1/30 2pm Interview w/ WHBF-TV; Quad Cities, IA 231 18th St. Rock Island, IL
1/30 4pm Interview w/ KGAN-TV; Cedar Rapids, IA 600 Old Marion Road NE Cedar Rapids, IA
1/30 7pm Prairie Lights ReadingIowa City, IA 15 S. Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA
1/30 9pm Meet & Greet at Studio 13Iowa City, IA 13 S. Linn St. Iowa City, IA
1/31 9am Meeting w/ Democratic State Senators and Reps.; Des Moines, IA 1007 E. Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA
1/31 11:30am Meet & Greet w/ Story County DemocratsAmes, IA IowaStarter 2100 Green Hills Dr., Ames, IA
1/31 3:30pm Interview w/ KNIA/KRLS Radio; Indianola, IA KNIA/KRLS Radio Indianola, IA
1/31 4:30pm Town hall at Simpson CollegeIndianola, IA McNeill Hall, 400-628 N C St., Indianola, IA
1/31 7pm Town hall at Central CollegePella, IA Graham Conf. Ctr., 812 University St., Pella, IA
2/1 9am Tour of Pillar Technology; Jefferson, IA 204-206 E. State St., Jefferson, IA
2/1 10am Town Hall w/ Greene County DemocratsJefferson, IA Milwaukee Depot, 509 E. Lincoln Way, Jefferson, IA
2/1 12pm Town hall at DMACC Carroll CampusCarroll, IA 2580, 906 N. Grant Rd., Carroll, IA
2/1 1:45pm Interview w/ Carroll Daily Times Herald; Carroll, IA 508 N. Court St., Carroll, IA
2/1 2:30pm Tour of Templeton Rye Whiskey Distillery; Templeton, IA 209 E. 3rd St., Templeton, IA
2/1 4:30pm Meet & Greet w/ Drinking LiberallyDenison, IA Donna Reed Theatre, 1305 Broadway, Denison IA
2/1 7pm Woodbury Democrats Truman Club EventSioux City, IA 3444 Jackson St., Sioux City, IA
2/2 8am Breakfast with Johnston Area DemocratsJohnston, IA Cozy Cafe 8385 Birchwood Ct, Johnston, IA
2/2 12pm Speech at Chinese New Year Celebration, Grand View University; Des Moines, IA Student Center, 2811 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA
2/2 4:30pm Meet & Greet w/ Poweshiek Networking Group; Grinnell, IA Comfort Inn & Suites 1630 West St. South Grinnell, IA

Complete media kit is available here.

About Andrew

One of the most exciting and unique candidates to enter the 2020 US Presidential Race, Andrew Yang is a New York and Silicon Valley entrepreneur running as a Democrat.

In 2011, he founded Venture for America, a national public service fellowship that places recent grads in struggling communities to help local businesses revitalize the economy. Over 6 years running the organization, Andrew helped to create more than 2,500 jobs in cities like Cleveland, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. His work at VFA saw him recognized by the Obama White House as a 2012 Champion of Change and a 2015 Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.

When Andrew realized that artificial intelligence and other automation technologies threatened to eliminate one-third of all American jobs and current politicians weren’t even recognizing the problem, he knew the nation needed a leader with a vision on how to enter this radically different future.

Andrew’s innovative platform focuses on solutions to problems being faced by normal Americans, including the implementation of the Freedom Dividend: $1,000 a month for American adults, no strings attached. See his features in the New York Times and CNBC; his speech at the Iowa Wing Ding; his podcasts with Sam Harris and Ezra Klein; and his campaign video.

About The Freedom Dividend / Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income (UBI) guarantees a certain minimum income to every citizen within a given governed population, without having to pass a test or fulfill a work requirement.

Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend is a universal basic income set at $1,000 per month, or $12,000 per year, for all U.S. citizens over the age of 18, paid for by a new tax on automation. Yes, that means you and everyone you know would get another $1,000/month every month from the U.S. government, no questions asked. You could use that money to pay down debt, start a business, go back to school, or shop at local boutiques. For more information, visit our campaign’s UBI explainer.