Commentary: Cash relief for the poor now: Andrew Yang says he can deliver on Martin Luther King Jr.’s promise

This week, as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is worth reflecting on his wholehearted advocacy for cash relief as a core way of delivering on his dream of economic and racial justice. In his final book, King wrote, “(O)ur emphasis must be two-fold. We must create full employment or we must create incomes.” At a time when New York City is facing a yearslong battle to return to its 3.5% pre-pandemic unemployment rate, the need to create and grow incomes is essential. Expanding cash relief to Americans is a passion we share. The simplicity and profound impact of…

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