Andrew Yang on Government Reform



Supports statehood for DC & Puerto Rico

I'm 100 percent for D.C. statehood. You should have been a state a long time ago. And I am also for Puerto Rican statehood, which is also long overdue. It's like a statement I make is that if Puerto Ricans looked like Swedes, they would have been Americans a long time ago.
Source: CNN Town Hall: 2020 presidential hopefuls , Apr 14, 2019

Create department to regulate social media

Q: Should we have a department overseeing social media?

YANG: Yes, department of the attention economy, because the data clearly shows that in addition to the problems in our democracy because people are getting information through social media, we're also seeing a huge surge in a depression, anxiety and emotional issues, particularly among adolescent girls. You see that the surge in anxiety and depression among teenage girls in particular is coincident with smartphone adoption and social media.

Source: ABC This Week 2019 interview of presidential hopefuls , Apr 7, 2019

Adopt ranked-choice voting model for all primaries

One reason we sometimes wind up with extreme politicians is that we have a one-round process that does not always reflect people's true preferences. Ranked choice voting would help reward candidates who command broad support and would lead to better results. The process matters.