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Andrew Yang

Forward Party

Andrew Yang is a businessman, lawyer, philanthropist and political activist. After launching a variety of startups, Yang eventually became CEO of Manhattan Prep and later founded the successful nonprofit Ventures for America (VFA) in 2011, which prompted the Obama Administration to name him a "Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship" in 2015. He ran as a Democratic candidate for president in 2020, built a strong digital coalition and attracted a base of loyal supporters called the Yang Gang. In 2021, Yang changed his voter registration from Democrat to Independent. He said, "Now that I’m not a member of one party or another, I feel like I can be (even) more honest..." In 2022 Yang alongside former Democrats, Republicans and Independents formed the new political party, Forward.

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Events featuring Andrew Yang
Events featuring Andrew Yang