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Should @AndrewYang worry about reaching & SECURING the Black Vote? #YangGang

@AndrewYang Thread 1: Pandering Vs Meaningful Policy

In 2020..Politicians must spend more effort talking to us not at us..".that candidates’ efforts to engage black communities often focus more on symbolic gestures than MEANINGFUL interactions." #BlacksForYang

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@AndrewYang What I really want the #YangGangFamily to understand ...ANYONE specifically talking to us about our own issues different to yours is NOT PANDERING...It's pandering when it's all about style (sounding cool, playing hiphop, photo ops etc..) and ZERO SUBSTANCE..no fake interest.
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I'm thinking about my time in 2016 when I was #BernieOrBust, vs. my time this past year in the #YangGang: Two distinct and similar political experiences, both of which taught me a lot about myself and how media influences elections.

#MyBernieStory meets #MyYangStory [Thread]
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Before 2015, I wasn't really politically engaged. I understood that the system was corrupt and unfair and considered myself a social libertarian, but still bought into the idea that Democrats were the "good" team that could usually be trusted (mostly for social rights reasons.)
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Bernie exposed me to some eye-opening statistics about the hardships experienced by American workers, and I became obsessed. I spent hours in Bernie meme groups on FB, checking polls on RCP, and watching CNN constantly. First time donating, first merch, first political rally.
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#MyYangStory I grew up in poverty with two disabled parents. I watch them struggle with their measly $1,157/mo from SSI and the dehumanizing conditions to receive the resources they need to survive. When I told them about Yang's #FreedomDividend 1/
They were very excited and hopeful to be emancipated from demeaning means-testing, the welfare cliff and fear of losing resources. Bernie says that people inherently want to work, and I believe that is true. But my disabled mom & dad do not want to work for the Fed Gov't. 2/
With the FD, my parents would essentially be doubling their income each month ($2k/month), while still receiving their housing assistance & medicare. My dad would be able to learn to sell things online, my mom would love to have a farm stand & be less afraid to volunteer. 3/
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1/ #MyYangStory #ISupportYang #YangGang

I have a unique perspective on this election. I started my career managing political campaigns, but after about 8 years of it, I burned out and decided my last campaign was going to be electing Bill Clinton.
2/ It was an amazing experience and I got to host Bill and Hillary at a rally the night after the final debate that really clinched the election.

I felt then as I do now, that I was doing something to change the world for the better.
3/ There will be many in #YangGang that will cringe at the mention of Clinton, but that was a beautifully run campaign and they fought hard for average Americans and also realized there were things they would have to settle for, that weren't great.
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