Democratic presidential hopeful and entrepreneur Andrew Yang drew a crowd of about 3,000 people at a campaign rally in San Francisco on Monday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Yang, of New York City, spoke to the crowd about his proposal for a universal basic income, a $1,000-a-month “freedom dividend” for every American adult.
“What it means is that kids get better food, their nutrition gets better, they get healthier,” he said. “What it means is that kids have a better chance to learn and graduate from school at higher levels, it means that all of us have our relationships improve a bit because our stress levels go down.”
He also discussed the dangers of artificial intelligence and robots stealing jobs.
Yang’s campaign has raised $350,000 from 66,000 donors. Polls show him as the top choice for about 1 percent of Democratic voters.
Yang is one of many contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination and faces an uphill battle in the primary.
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