The Agudah Voting Project was pleased to host a town hall with New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang as part of its series of town halls with candidates running for public office.
Mr. Yang participated in a robust conversation in which he spoke about his vision for New York City, what he would do to bring business back to the city, his personal relationship with the Jewish community, and his general approach to crafting policy and getting work done. Advocates from the community asked Mr. Yang questions about how he would deal with the current downturn in the economy, rise in violent crime, anti-Semitism, and other important issues currently facing New York City and the Orthodox Jewish communities there. Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel, expressed appreciation to Mr. Yang for standing up for the often misunderstood yeshiva community.
Rabbi Yeruchim Silber, Agudah’s director of New York government relations, said, “We would like to thank Mr. Yang for taking the time to join us for such an important and instructive conversation.”
The Agudah Voting Project has held virtual town events previously with mayoral candidates Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley and is looking forward to town halls scheduled for additional candidates in the coming weeks.