More than 400 Asian New Yorkers sign letter against Andrew Yang mayor’s bid


More than 400 Asian Americans in New York City have signed a letter against Andrew Yang Bid to the mayor, “Expression alone is not enough”.

Promised Yang Basic income of $ 1,000 per month As a Democratic presidential candidate for 2020 Announced his mayoral election campaign At a rally in Upper Manhattan in January.

Since his confirmation, Yang Consistent placement so Top poll, latest Of these, 22% of Democratic voters show that he is the most supportive. Brooklyn President Eric Adams came in second with 13%, followed by city accounting auditor Scott Stringer (11%) and former Mayor Bill de Blasio lawyer Maya Wiley (7%).

On Wednesday, 403 Asian Pacific American (APIA) community members, organizers, and activists launched the city’s website. “Asians against Yang” And he signed a letter proclaiming their opposition.Group is only expression “Simply not enough” Yang himself accused him of perpetuating racism and dating racists in the past.

The letter cites Yang’s Washington Post editorial “Prompt” From Asian Americans Show them “Americanness” among COVID-19 (new coronavirus infection) Pandemic, his “Anti-Black Comments” About his non-profit Venture for America applicants and his recent absence from the Progressive Muslim Forum to appear on a conservative podcast.The group also criticizes the candidate for his propolising stance, including him Seeking more money for Asian Hate Climb Task Force Instead of a community-based alternative.

Yang critics also argued and supported him for lacking a vision of housing and homelessness issues. “Harmful education policy” Promote regressive policy as “progressive” Campaign promise, alliance “Reactionaries and big companies” Listed “Discriminatory practices and workplace toxicity” I took “Harmful stance” Oppose the Palestinian-led boycott, investment withdrawal and sanctions (BDS) movement.

“In 2022, New York City needs a leader who can truly address the complex racial and economic injustices and New Yorker needs of the Asia-Pacific Islanders in the aftermath of a pandemic.” The signer wrote. “There are candidates who are more in line with the values ​​of social and racial justice and have a deeper commitment to the APIA and BIPOC communities. The mayor actually benefits our community and they give them. Not getting the right attention.

“We, our loved ones, and our neighbors are worth better. Our community is worth better. New York City is worth better.”

So far, Yang has secured support from the Asian-American Democratic Party of New York City and Asian-American lawmakers such as Queens Congressman Ron Kim and Manhattan Councilor Margaret Chin.

However, the 46-year-old entrepreneur has not been approved by the person in charge. Grace Meng, New York’s first and only Asian-American elected to Parliament and a member of state legislature. John Liu..

Liu has the point of the letter “Legitimate” It has been with “Mounts over the last few months” by New York City and State..

NextShark is seeking comment from Yang’s campaign office.

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