The Democratic presidential candidate raised over $1 million in just a few days after the second rounds of debates hosted in Michigan. The $1 million came from more than 38,000 donors, with 34,602 donating for the first time.

Yang has officially qualified for the next round of debates becoming the 9th candidate to do so. Candidates needed to have at least 130,000 unique donors and register at least two percent support in four polls. 

What makes the $1 million raised by Yang and his campaign interesting is that 87 percent of donations were from new donors. Out of all the candidates, Yang also spoke the least amount of time in the first and second round of debates.

Yang’s signature plan “Universal Basic Income,” also known as the Freedom Dividend,  has gained lots of attention. The debate stage gave Yang the opportunity to introduce UBI to millions of Americans across the nation. The Freedom Dividend would provide American citizens $1,000 a month/$12,000 a year to individuals after turning 18.
Yang is currently the top 10 of Democratic candidates in the latest polls with the third round of debates set for September 12 and 13 in Houston

Written ByJorge Ventura

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