An American presidential candidate is running a raffle to give 10 US families a R175,000 annual basic income

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Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang.
  • 2020 American presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced at a debate that he will hold a raffle to give 10 families $12,000 (R175,000) a year.
  • “It’s time to trust ourselves more than our politicians,” Yang said. “My campaign will now give a Freedom Dividend of $12,000 per year to 10 families. This is how we will get our country working for us again, the American people.”
  • Yang is campaigning on a platform that includes the promise to give every American around R15,000 per month as a basic income.

2020 American presidential candidate Andrew Yang – who is running on a platform of giving every American a universal basic income of R14,500 a month – announced at a debate that he will hold a raffle to give 10 families $12,000 a year, the equivalent of R175,000.

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